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Here's Why Fans Are *So In Love* With Cinderella Obenita And Her Binibining Pilipinas Q&A

'It's 12 o'clock and Cinderella dropped not her shoe but THE DAMN MIC.'
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Binibining Pilipinas candidate 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, who represented Cagayan De Oro-Misamis Oriental, was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021. 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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