Filipino fans of Taylor Swift rallied behind a Binibining Pilipinas candidate who earlier shared that she is a fan of the award-winning artist.
Binibining Pilipinas candidate no. 15 Karen Laurrie Mendoza expressed her admiration for Swift when she was introduced on the Facebook page of Araneta City.
During Mendoza’s “first” experience in Araneta, she recalled watching Swift’s “Speak Now Live in Manila” way back in 2011, which she described as a “dream come true.”
She described how Swift became an inspiration to her and to other fans, collectively called “Swifties,” around the world.
A fan page called “Swifters” noticed this and urged its over 233,000 followers to vote for the pageant bet. The post read, “Help a co-Swiftie out by reacting ‘HEART’ to this post. She is currently competing in Binibining Pilipinas, a local beauty pageant here in the Philippines.”
The grand coronation night was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 11.