Bb. Pilipinas pageant maven Stella Marquez Araneta thanks P-Noy for being "lucky charm" of Miss International Bea Rose Santiago

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MJ Marfori of News5 reports (via reports that beauty pageant maven Stella Marquez Araneta has thanked President Benigno Aquino III for serving as a "lucky charm" for Bea Rose Santiago, who was crowned as the 2013 Miss International in Tokyo, Japan last Tuesday (December 17).


According to the report, the chairperson of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. said in a statement: "Thank you, President Benigno Aquino III, for wishing Bea luck in the pageant. We think this served as Bea's lucky charm. Congratulations, Bea. Thank you for giving the Philippines a wonderful Christmas gift."


The president met Santiago on December 12 during a meeting with leaders of the Filipino community in Tokyo. He wished her well in the pageant during his speech. After their meeting, the 23-year-old model thanked Aquino and even took a selfie with him.


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