THE EXCLUSION of Aiza Faeldonia (Binibini 7) and Carla Jenina Lizardo (Binibini 28) in the initial roster of official candidates came as a shock to avid pageant fans. But in an unexpected turn of events, the two were called back to replace two disqualified candidates.
Aiza was ready to return to her pre-Bb Pilipinas life the day after she wasn’t included in the Top 40 until she got a call from the organization asking her to report to the office. She used to sell vegetables with her grand mother back in the province, but is currently in Manila for work. Now, this 24-year-old model from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat is ready to bring her A-game in the competition.
Carla first forayed into beauty pageants in 2010 when she won the Mutya ng Pilipinas Interncontinental title. But her duties as a student-athlete in Ateneo de Manila University prevented her from partaking in the international pageant. She decided to give pageants a second go in 2012, but only finished in the Top 12 of Miss World Philippines. She’s a news anchor for PTV-4 and a disc jockey, too. No wonder she’s one of the best speakers in the batch.
No “callback ladies” in recent memory became finalists in Bb Pilipinas. Can Aiza and Carla break this “curse”?