Thanks to Jewel
, I came to know more about the winner of this year’s edition of the Ginoong Pilipinas. Despite the controversy generated by the number of winners [there were 11 winners, including the island-named runners-up plus the ordinal runners-up, and another winner for Mr. Tourism and Mr. Expo-World, the grand winner by the name of Denver Olivarez
truly deserved the title from a ragtag and bobtail batch.
Den , who is from Bacoor, Cavite, came from a good undergraduate school that stood by the hill between the earth and the sky [rich, well-educated], went under the BS Mathematics Program [brainy], currently in law school, batch 2009, in that modern red-bricked building [rich, brainy], was treasurer in his class [rich, trusted], and active in the school societies.
They had to make him wear THIS!
Which now makes me wonder what the heck was he doing in Ginoong Pilipinas? Historically, and quite frankly, said pageant is so unlike its female counterpart, the Binibining Pilipinas [incidentally, the winner is also a law student from a top school]. The male pageant was always racked by rumpus, mainly because of the entry of sleazeballs in the contest [one contestant looked like Fairuza Balk from the Craft
] and the presence of malicious old pansy geezers ready to take in some boys. I’m not privy to Den’s intentions in joining the pageant. I can only second-guess, and I’m sure he didn’t need the money: maybe he is having difficulties in his law school status, he just wanted a diversion away from it all; or maybe he wants to go showbiz; or maybe… I just don’t get it.
Just the same, Den, who is all that and a bag of chips, sure hell deserved winning. Now, will this win bring on some sophistication for Ginoong Pilipinas? Or will it de-glam puff boy Den eventually?