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Meet Janicel Lubina, the Bb Pilipinas 2015 candidate who admits being a former kasambahay (housemaid) and she is very proud of it. Lubina, 19, is among the 34 Bb Pilipinas 2015 candidates who were presented to the public this Tuesday at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
“Hindi ko ine-expect na nandito na ako ngayon sa rurok ng pangarap ko. Mula sa pagiging simpleng babae sa probinsya na hindi mo iisiping after ilang years, nandito na ngayon sa Manila.” Janicel Lubina told the press that day, admitting that she joined many beauty contests to help her family.
(I did not expect that I’m now on the peak of my dreams. From a being simple lady in the province, you will never imagine that after a few years, I’m now here in Manila.)
“When I was in 3rd year, na-mild stroke yung dad ko, kaya nag-farm ako, nagbubukid ako, at nagkakasambahay din ako. My mom is also a kasambahay. That’s why I’m proud kung saan ako nanggaling. And I think, maraming na-inspire sa kuwento ko.” The Palawan beauty added.
(During my third year high school, my dad had a mild stroke so I worked in the farm and also as a house maid. My mom was also a housemaid. That’s why I’m proud from where I came from. And I think many people were inspired by my story.)
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Lubina, who also won the 2012 Mutya ng Palawan and landed as the 2013 Miss World Philippines first runner-up where Megan Young won, said she used to wake up early in the morning to harvest palay in Palawan where she grew up. She added that she hopes to be an inspiration to girls from the provinces.
Among the other early favorites of the Bb Pilipinas 2015 candidates include the Fil-Indian beauty Namrata Hurjani and Wyn Marquez. She is the niece of 1979 Miss International winner Melanie Marquez, and the daughter of comedian Joey Marquez and former actress Alma Moreno.
The 2015 Bb Pilipinas winner will be crowned on Sunday, March 15, 2015, and to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and aired at ABS-CBN. But before that, the stunning candidates will participate in a fashion show on Thursday, February 26 and will be busy in other activities.
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