Crowned as Binibining Laguna 2017 last March 11 in the recently concluded Ginoo at Binibining Laguna at the Anilag Festival, sophomore Chemical Engineering student Christa Lynd A. Pereira proved that it is possible to merge two very different worlds.
A barangay contender, she didn’t expect she would win the provincial title. “Ako ‘yung pinaka least kong in-expect na makakapasok sa top 5.” According to her, it even came to a point where she just wanted to survive the Q&A portions and be indifferent about the result. But when her name was announced as the winner, it turned out to be a dream come true for her.
Winning the title hadn’t been a piece of cake for her. Going through a week of trainings and workshops meant being unable to cope with several school lectures. Fortunately, Prof. Angelito Platino, Director of the Office for Student Services (OSS), gave her the consideration to be excused from school for a while.
Unlike her competitors, it was her first time to join Ginoo at Binibining Laguna 2017. Still, she was able to gather two major awards: Best in Swimsuit and Best in Formal Wear.
Christa, a 17 year-old Biñan resident, shared that she was the pageant judges’ favorite. “Part of the panel of judges were Mutya ng Pilipinas finalists and the CEO of Miss World. Nilapitan nila ako, offering me to join Miss World Philippines and Mutya ng Pilipinas.”
Despite the prompt opportunities, Christa, who is also the reigning Miss Platero and is presently working as the tourism ambassadress of Laguna, somehow hesitates joining Miss World because of her responsibilities.
As Binibining Laguna and a tourism ambassadress, her advocacy is to “provide awareness to the youth regarding the province’s environmental issues.”
However, Christa shared that she wants to pursue being a chemical engineer more than being a beauty queen, but nonetheless opens her doors for such chances.