Days after her arrival back in the Philippines, Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye “Cindy” Obeñita posted another message of thanks to the people who supported her in her pageant journey.
In the Instagram post shared on Sunday, November 7, Cindy wrote: “What has happened is a romantic journey of serendipity – an unexpected luck that came my way by some divine work. So for this triumphant episode in my continuing Cinderella story, let me thank the Almighty and all the people who have pushed me in the right direction.”
She thanked the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Organization and the Miss Intercontinental Organization for taking care of her and the confidence they gave in her to be part of the competitions. She also thanked her Cagayan de Oro team led by her mentor Michael Villamor and stylist/fashion designer Odelon Simpao.
Cindy also mentioned the other people involved in her journey including Aces and Queens, makeup artist Jim Ryan Ros, other creative members, and stylists who helped her in her quest. She also mentioned her family and boyfriend Henri Lopez, who rallied behind her during the competition.
“To my family, you have inspired and motivated me during difficult times when I needed words of encouragement. To all fans and media outlets, I stan you all! To my fellow candidates, our sisterhood is our reward. I share with you the glory that goes with the crown,” she said.
“Our victory is a symbol of optimism of a dream come true. That in the midst of a world unknowing of the future, our journey shines for us to redefine pageantry as a meaningful stage to show the best of humanity.”
Cindy, who was the first Binibini to compete won the title last October 30 in Egypt, becoming the second Filipina to hold the crown. The country first won the title in 2018 courtesy of Karen Gallman.
Another Binibini, Maureen Montagne was recently crowned as the winner of the Miss Globe pageant 6 years after Ann Colis.