by CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
MISAMIS ORIENTAL: “We never expected her to win,” said Letty Obeñita, mother of newly crowned Miss Intercontinental 2021Cindy Obeñita, 25, of Misamis Oriental.
Interviewed in a local radio station, Mrs. Obeñita said that it was almost impossible for her daughter to win the crown amid an array of beautiful women around the word who joined the pageant.
“We were watching the beauty contest until it was announced that Cindy won the crown,” Mrs. Obeñita said.
Cindy’s winning the Miss Intercontentinal 2021 was the fulfillment of her dream as a beauty titlist that started when she was still in her preschool days, Mrs. Obeñita said.
Mrs. Obeñita said that reaching the crowning glory of her dream was not an easy road for Cindy.
“ I have to be with her in all her frustrations, taking the brigther side of all the negative criticism hurled against her by telling not to be bothered at all, but simply moved on,” Cindy’s mother said .
Now that Cindy has fulfilled her dream, we could hardly expressed the happiness that the people of Misamis Oriental, the Philippines and the whole world might also feel this time,Mrs Obeñita said.
Saying her daughter has not contacted her until time Mrs . Obeñita thanked the provincial government, and all the people who prayed for Cindy’s success.
Obeñita, the official representative from the Philippines, vested 74 other contestants from all over the world to become the second Filipino to win the coveted Miss Intercontinental crown.
The first was a Filipino-Australian beauty Karen Juanita Boyinas Gallman-Garton