Here's Why Cinderella Obenita Stood Out at Binibining Pilipinas 2021

'It's 12 o'clock and Cinderella dropped not her shoe but THE DAMN MIC.'
by Lily Grace Tabanera for Cosmo.ph   |  Jul 13, 2021
Image: (L) Instagram/bbpilipinasofficial (R) binibiningpilipinas.com
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Binibining Pilipinas candidate and now Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita made waves last night after her *striking* performance during the Q&A round! Her question was asked by renowned Filipino designer Michael Cinco: "How important are luxury items like bags, clothes, and jewelry for a woman, when the national economy is down and struggling?"

Cinderella Obeñita's Binibining Pilipinas answer:

"In life, we always find ourselves in a crossroad of choices. Women always have a choicewhether to prioritize luxury items while we are facing a pandemic, and also we have a choice to embrace the concept of a new beautiful, which is responsive to the needs of the time, adaptive to the change of times. I think I would choose to be that woman who understands the problems of the Philippines, the problems of my community, so that we would be able to uplift each other. I would be that kind of woman, who would comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

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What a *kween*! Needless to say, her answer struck a chord with many Pinoys. "It's 12 o'clock and Cinderella dropped not her shoe but THE DAMN MIC," one pageant fan wrote on Twitter. Another said: "Cinderella is tired [of] being a princess, she wants to be a queen!"

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25-year-old Cinderella Obeñita represented Cagayan De Oro-Misamis Oriental. According to the Binibining Pilipinas website, she works as a tourism operations officer and her advocacies are cervical cancer awareness and prevention, as well as press freedom.

Fun fact: During the competition's Top 12 announcement, Cinderella was called as the thirteenth finalist (also known as the "wildcard") after winning the People's Choice Award!

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Because of her name, witty memes about Cinderella have also been circulating on social mediaall fairy tale and fairy godmother-related, of course.

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Meanwhile, Hannah Arnold from Masbate was crowned Bb. Pilipinas International. You can watch the coronation night in full here.

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