Ex-Miss Baguio vies for Bb. Pilipinas crown-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
SCOTTISH-Igorot beauty Shauna Indra Salina Curran is proud of her Cordilleran roots as she flaunted her native costume during the national costume competition held March 6, which was aired at ABS-CBN Sunday night.
Curran is no stranger to pageants as she was also hailed as Miss Baguio in 2011 among other local beauty pageants held in the Summer Capital in past years.
After passing through several screenings and panel interviews early this year, Curran is one the chosen few to be among the 40 official candidates of this year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant, which selects the Philippines' representative to various international beauty competitions.
According to the Binibining Pilipinas official website, Curran said her reason for joining the country’s biggest beauty competition is her "wanting to showcase the beauty and wisdom of the Igorot culture."
"The modern Igorota is very respectful of other people's beliefs. Igorots around the world also treat one another as one big tribe, as one big family, which is something I am very proud of," she said.
She added her mother from Kiangan, Ifugao is also among those who motivated her to join the competition.
"My mother has been there for me from the very start. I admire her strength to raise my brother and me on her own, since my father works away," she further said.
Curran graduated Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Saint Louis University and is a professional events host and model and radio jock at local FM station 98.7 K-Lite.
In her official Facebook Page, the 22 year-old beauty pageant candidate shared her passion for adventure, which involves walking to nearby scenic spots and traveling to new places as among other hobbies especially with family and friends.
"I aspire to be a giver, a giver of love, a giver of good vibes and a giver of strength," she said added.
To vote for her visit http://384437.tbits.me/ as the winner in the online poll will be chosen as Bb. Pilipinas Internet’s Choice until March 29. The Bb. Pilipinas coronation night will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 30.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 27, 2014.