Fueled by the support of her family, friends, fans and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. organizers, Joana Cindy Miranda expressed her confidence in representing the Philippines and bringing home the crown for Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant in Xianning, China on October 3, 2013.
“I have prepared for this my whole life, and I have been praying to win. I am blessed with tremendous support from my family, friends and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. organizers and this fuels me in the competition. I’m not just gunning for the crown. I want to bring home the title to give pride to the country, especially with all the calamities and problems the country is facing now,” said the 21 year old stunner from Nueva Ecija.
Miranda also shares she is very well trained by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. organizers. She has been getting pointers and tips from no other than Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-up Venus Raj. She has been working with Dale Carnegie for personality development and has trained with the country’s top speech experts for the Q&As. Cindy has also doubled efforts in toning her physique by working out at Gold’s Gym and doing a protein diet.
Asked if Mutya Johanna Datul’s recent Miss Supranational 2013 victory in Belarus added pressure for her to win the Miss International Queen 2013 crown, Cindy shares she admits initially feeling pressured, but is now more motivated to win. “I envision myself, like Mutya Johanna, going home to the Philippines with a crown and making Filipinos proud with my victory. The golden batch of Binibining Pilipinas is really gearing for a grand slam this year, and we are all really working hard to bring home titles.”
Miranda shares she is working with Datul and has received tips for the Miss Tourism International pageant. “Mutya Johanna’s advice for me was to be myself, just be confident and always smile.” Cindy also says she counts on her natural beauty as her edge against her other competitors.
Cindy shares she is working extra hard for the competition and is dedicating her quest for the crown to her father who is currently experiencing complications from diabetes. Miranda shares, “I am a daddy’s girl, he has been supportive to me all the way and has been cheering me on throughout the Binibini competition, and I hope to win the crown to make my father proud, especially with his condition now.”