“I respect the decision of the organizers to move the pageant, with the utmost consideration on the international pageant contestants’ safety. On a personal note though, I do pray that the conflict in Jordan be resolved, and that its citizens be safe from casualties.”
Asked about whether she feels pressure, Kris maintains a confident stance. “I know I have the courage and strength deep within to represent the Philippines in Miss Intercontinental. I have my own personality to showcase and the unique characteristics of the Filipina to allow me to stand out in the competition,” Kris shares.
Her inspiration to win also runs deep, as she dedicates her journey to the crown to her late father. “I pull strength from my dad who was the first person to encourage me to join beauty pageants. I want to realize his dreams for me and make him proud.”
Modesty aside, Kris’ power combination of beauty and brains topped off with years of experience in modeling and pageants puts her in a good position to dominate the competition. Kris’ background boasts of a decade in modeling and a successful career as a finance analyst.
Kris spent months in rigorous preparation for the pageant, with back to back trainings for personality development, Q&A, social graces, pasarela, hair and makeup. She also immersed herself in the history culture of Jordan and learned the Arabic language.
Giving her an even bigger advantage was her training with the former beauty queens, Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj, Bea Santiago and Johanna Datul. Their expertise and actual pageant experiences gave her inspiration as well as real life advice on the competition. “Know yourself and carry yourself well, believe in yourself and your capability to be a winner” are words from the different beauty queens that Kris takes to heart.
Miss Intercontinental is a Panama-based international beauty pageant under the prestigious World Beauty Organization. Deemed as the United Nations of Glamour and Beauty it is celebrating its 43rd year. This year’s pageant promises an exciting show as it draws 70 of the most beautiful women from all over the world.
The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, Cream Silk, PLDT Home, JAG Jeans, AVON, PAGCOR, Titan Watches—the official watch sponsor, PAGCOR, Manhattan Garden City, Pizza Hut, Lactacyd White Intimate, Philippine Airlines, Sofitel—the official residence, Manila Bulletin—the official print partner, David’s Salon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Gold’s Gym, J.A.C. Motors, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training Center, Entrepreneur School of Asia, Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, and Raymond Saldaña Photography.