Karina Bautista shared that she is open to joining a national beauty pageant in the future.
But the Kapamilya star relayed that she still needs to gain more experience before she joins.
"Marami ngang nagsasabi na 'uy sumali ka.' Pero pinag-iisipan ko pa po. I am turning 20. So I am still young pero maybe about 3 to 4 years after today, after this interview baka sumali po ako. Kasi feeling ko parang hilaw pa 'yung experiences ko," she said in an interview with Star Magic Inside News.
She said that she thinks she will join a pageant when she reaches 23 years old or onwards.
"Like when the day comes, mas know na 'yung core ko, parang enriched na talaga lahat ng values ko, so I think it's the best time to join like around 24, 23 or 25, something like that," she stated.
The Kapamilya star relayed that she actually joined a pageant when she was 15 years old which helped boost her confidence.
"I've always wanted to join kasi I started off 15 years old nagpa-pageant na ako as my way of living. Doon ako nakakuha ng confidence para mag-artista. Kasi dati naman ay boyish-boyish pa ako like radio broadcaster lang ako, hindi pa nga ako TV broadcaster nung time na 'yon, kahit sinasabi nila na 'uy may face ka.' So it's really me and my passion to be able to walk on the Binibining Pilipinas stage," she stated.
According to Karina, one of the beauty queens she idolizes is Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
"Sa kanya ko natutunan na your answers hindi kailangan scripted. It's okay to have a few lines memorized but emotions should come from the heart and that comes from being genuine for what your advocacy is," she stated.
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Karina rose to fame after joining Pinoy Big Brother: Otso in 2018.
After her PBB stint, she became part of various television programs in ABS-CBN such as Sandugo, Ghost of the Past, Viral Scandal, and Hoy Love You!, among others.