The pageant fanatic in Kira Balinger jumped out as she tuned in to the Miss Universe pageant on Monday, May 17.
She rooted and cheered for the Philippines’ very own Rabiya Mateo via Twitter, while also sharing her opinions like who she wanted to win when Rabiya exited the competition.
A fan took it as a chance to remind the young actress that she, too, could be up on that stage someday by sharing an edited photo of her, wearing a Philippine sash.
She retweeted the photo (which now has been deleted) and wrote, “This made me smile today.”
The “Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin” star has expressed her interest in joining beauty pageants, but acknowledges that she is still young and has a lot to learn before pushing for it.
In a report by ABS-CBN, Kira was quoted to have said, “It’s definitely in my plans. I’m still quite young to be focusing on a beauty pageant, and I have a lot of things in life that I still need to learn before I enter one.”
With more life experiences, she wants to gain more wisdom that would help her fulfill the responsibilities of a beauty queen.
“I think that’s when I feel I will be ready to join,” shared Kira. “Siyempre, nakaka-pressure din ang beauty pageants. It’s a big platform where makikita lahat ng advocacies, how you can help, so I really need to be prepared for that type of responsibility.”
In January 2020, the 20-year-old had the chance to meet Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and shared selfies with her.
Kira posted them on Instagram and described Catriona as one of her inspirations.
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