Nag-trending sa pageant fans ang naging revelation ng former VJ and model na si Joey Mead sa kaniyang naudlot na pageant journey.
Sa isang Instagram post, ibinahagi ni Joey ang kaniyang application photo sa screening ng Binibining Pilipinas.
Sa caption ng litrato, ibinahagi niya kung bakit niya naisipan na sumali sa Binibining Pilipinas pageant noon.
“I was 25 no longer a VJ & the year 2000 when I joined BB. Life was in limbo (this internet photo was the final judging day) & I thought this could be a different line of work for me,” bungad ni Joey sa caption.
Ayon kay Joey, awkward ang feeling niya noon sa kaniyang sarili nang humarap sa screening jury ng Binibining Pilipinas.
“I stood in my tankini for 2 hours in 5-inch heels on a stage with other contestants turning around like a lamb on a spit to show each side. Allowing the judges.. to judge our bodies. It was awkward but I was in a crossroad of ‘bahala na’ and I was not committed.”
Hindi man naging bahagi ng year 2000 batch ng Binibining Pilipinas, no regrets si Joey sa kaniyang naging desisyon na piliin ang modeling career na naghihintay sa kaniya noon.
“Another life lesson to understand to make sure what ever it is you wish to accomplish in your life is to feel that love..passion & dedication. I was not upset that BB wasn’t part of my journey for I made the move to Singapore to continue a rewarding modeling life that led me to LA/NYC.”
From her modeling career, naging malapit naman si Joey sa pageant scene as runway coach ng ibang aspiring pageant candidates.
“Later when I came back to Asia, I actually taught several candidates , held classes for runway/model aspirants & was model mentor for 3 seasons of ASNTM (Asia’s Next Top Model),” pahayag ni Joey.
Sa ngayon, isang memoir ang pino-promote ni Joey kung saan ibinahagi niya ang untold stories ng kaniyang personal na buhay.