Pinatunayan ng isang Binibining Pilipinas candidate na siya ay beauty and brains. Ito’y matapos niyang makapasa sa Bar exam.
Kabilang sa listahan ng 1,800 Bar passers ang beauty queen hopeful na si Bea Patricia Magtanong o mas kilala bilang si Patch. Kumuha siya ng pre-law na Business Economics sa UP Diliman.
“My father is actually a lawyer so I grew up idolizing him, I grew up watching him work and I really like the work he did,” ani Patricia.
Kwento ni Patch, hindi madali ang journey niya papunta sa kanyang pangarap na maging abogado gaya ng kanyang ama, “my mental health really suffered during that time but what really helps is that the great support system.”
Nakatulong daw ang pagiging abala niya sa Binibining Pilipinas habang naghihintay pa ng resulta ng Bar Exams.
“I am very very lucky that I was busy with pageant activities at least I had something else to worry about, I had something to get my mind off of it,” ani pa ng kandidata.
Kahit abogado na, ayaw pa rin magpakampante ni Patch sa kanyang karera sa Binibining Pilipinas kung saan bitbit niya ang Bataan Province.
“Us Filipinos siyempre when you say lawyer, sobrang wow, bongga, so I know that that’s one of the things that set me apart in the competition but at the same time I know that credentials aren’t everything, we have our queens, they are not lawyers naman but they were very successful in the Miss Universe pageant.”
Nagbigay rin ng payo si Patch sa mga hindi pinalad pumasa at muling kukuha ng exam.
“I know it’s hard so take time to grieve, but also forgive yourself and know that you’re coming out of it stronger, better, smarter and there’s always next year. There’s no shame in that,” payo ni Patch.
Sunod na susubukang sungkitin ni Patch ang kanyang beauty queen dreams sa June 9 para sa coronation night ng Binibining Pilipinas.
Ang buong detalye sa pagpapatrol ni Ganiel Krishnan.
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