Full of beauty, heart, and class—this edition’s Real People features Bianca Guidotti, who represented the Philippines in the Miss International 2014 pageant in Japan. Currently a fashion model, she is also an advocate for humanitarian response to widespread devastation, where working in a local NGO opened her eyes that the most significant and sustainable change is made at the grass-root level.
Read more about this Beauty Queen with a huge heart here.
1. What is your day like as a beauty queen/model/advocate?
My schedule can range from being completely packed to absolutely free from one day to the next. I love being busy but I do welcome the days wherein I can just relax and spend time with myself.
On busy days, the day usually starts early and ends late. Call time for photoshoots and runway shows can be as early as 6am and end as late as 10pm. One particularly grueling job had me come to the venue at 2am! It was at a mall and the shoot needed to be finished by the time the mall opened at 10am. To top it off, the day before I had a fashion show that ended at around 10pm, which gave me absolutely no time to sleep before showing up to my 2am call time a few hours later. But the job can be a lot of fun and help you go to places you would otherwise not go to. Recently, I was invited to the soft opening of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Building in UP Los Banos as one of their Biodiversity Champions. It was my first time in the campus and I was in awe with the nature encompassing the whole ground.
On free days, I like to spend time with friends and family as well my fur baby (his name is Gordo, puppy in the picture attached). I also like to workout, either at the gym or do some running in my old Alma Mater (Ateneo De Manila). I make it a point to visit Blue Water Day Spa at least twice a month. I think women should not be afraid to take time to take care of themselves. Set a date where you can relax both your mind and body from the stress of every day life.
2. What beauty item you can’t live without?
Waterproof Mascara. There is nothing like a good waterproof mascara to get you through whatever the day might throw at you. Applying mascara helps widen and brighten your eyes, making your face light up. Of course, skincare is still number one because great makeup starts with healthy and happy skin.