Elaine Kay Moll’s Supranational Victory and Birthday Bash!
Welcome back and congratulations to Elaine Kay Moll for a fab finish at fourth in the Miss Supranational 2012 in Warsaw, Poland!
Even if she was exhausted from her long-haul flight from Warsaw, Elaine Kay Moll went straight to the Gateway Suites in Cubao to celebrate her victory AND birthday with the press. In spite of the grueling trip and lack of sleep, Elaine Kay Moll was glowing and gushing with excitement. There was not a shadow under her eyes!
Because the Supranational beauty pageant is a very young franchise at 4 years old and is not broadcast globally, many pageant fans are curious as to what it’s like. According to Elaine Kay Moll, just like other pageants, the Miss Supranational keeps it’s contestants very busy with tours, photo shoots, promo and rehearsals. She adds that contestants are judged from Day One so they have to be on their best behaviour at all times.
This year’s Supranational coronation was held in a huge TV studio that could fit more than 50 contestants on a stage that Elaine Kay Moll described as beautiful. She added that, “pinaghirapan nila ang production!” (They worked very hard on production!) When asked about the Q&A portion, Elaine said it was just a casual interview.
But the biggest challenge Elaine Kay Moll had to face was not the competition itself but being alone for the first time in a different country, so far away from home. What helped her cope was the support of Filipinos in Warsaw and, believe it or not, encouragement from the other contestants who kept saying she was so beautiful! With a big smile, Elaine described how Miss Denmark, Ecuador et. al. would call her, “Binibini” every time they saw her. Elaine also confirmed that the reputation of the Philippines as a beauty queen powerhouse was growing. In her own words, she said, “sikat tayo sa pageant world. Poland knows about the Philippines!”
Did she believe that she would get big honors in the pageant? Elaine Kay Moll said that she felt confident about entering the Top 20 and was already satisfied with the achievement. But when she was called forward as the 3rd Runner-up, she was stunned and could not believe it! The as soon as she could, she contacted Bb. Pilipinas via Facebook to announce the good news.
Her co-beauty queens in Bb. Pilipinas had this to say to her:
Jennifer Barrientos, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2008 – “Congratulations, the Philippines is blessed with another beauty queen winner!”
Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 3rd RU 2011 – “What did I tell you? I’m very proud of you! Even if your preparation was short, you made it!”
Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas International 2012 – “When I found out on Facebook, I jumped up and down! Please give me tips; hopefully, I can match your success!”
Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012 – “I was very happy when I saw the results on Facebook. Marami ka pang mararating!”
Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2012 – “I wasn’t scared for you because I knew you had it in you to win!”
Ali Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas 2012 2nd RU – “Before you left for Poland, you said – Pray for me. And then it happened; nanalo ka!”
The Victory party of Elaine Kay Moll ended with everyone in the room singing Happy Birthday to her while a waiter brought in a Dairy Queen Birthday Cake studded with 21 candles. And all I can say is what a Supra-Wonderful party it was for Elaine Kay Moll and all of us who love her!