All That Glitter
Portraits of Patrik Asturias
Photographs by Charles Rodulfo
Dresses by Jigs Miranda
A few days before she joined Binibining Pilipinas 2018, I did a shoot with Patrik. It's her second time to join the pageant, and she's was definitely out to get to the top. She ended up getting into Top 25. Wearing Dave Ocampo, she was part of the Top 10 in National Costume category. A year before, she also joined the competion, also at Top 25.
There is a saying, all that glitters is not gold. I was rooting for Patrik, as with all girls I have shot over the years. I think that this well-rounded twenty-five year old lady from Tacloban has a lot to offer. I think that regardless of whether she got the crown or not, she is valuable even without that glitter around her. She sparkles on her own.