In Episode 2 of CHiNOY TV’s “Chinese by Blood, Filipino by Heart,” multi-platform host Janeena Chan (蔡詩仁) graces us with her presence by teaching the candidates of Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines (MMCP) how to showcase their creativity and exude confidence on stage. By learning how to bare their hearts and their personalities, MMCP candidates will be more than equipped to have what it takes to be confident in stepping into the limelight.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about confidence. We can apply it not only on social media, or on your selfies, but it can be applied every day on a daily basis— as you wake up, [pag] patulog ka… there’s no one way of showing your confident self,” says Chan in a self-confidence talk.
According to Chan, the very first step in gaining confidence is to accept your authentic self first. Just become confident in your own growth and in your own, right timing— and everything else will start to fall right into place. Chan also adds that socializing with new people is a must since you get to meet all kinds of personalities and hear their stories. Talking to new people trains your social skills, and you will also get to practice what to say out loud and what to hold off on.
As MMCP candidates start to embody what it means to be confident, this also requires that they step out of their comfort zones and ignore the self-doubt that can loom over their minds. While easier said than done, this will train the candidates to push their personal limits further and improve beyond expectations.
Chan adds that while learning how to be confident in yourself is a good thing, there is a fine line between being confident and being arrogant that candidates need to be careful of.
“There is always room for improvement— if they are mayabang (arrogant), baka lang there’s something wrong with the way they were raised— [we still need to] understand them.”
Being brave comes with experience, says Chan, and being overconfident makes you not likable to people. It may take a lot of practice, but candidates need to be careful in showing confidence to not seem overbearing to the audience, which can make people not favor them.
Redefining what it truly means to be a modern-generation Chinoy needs a great deal of confidence in order to speak up and stand for what they believe in. Will the MMCP candidates be willing to accept this challenge and have what it takes to wear the crown?
Catch the second episode of the “Chinese by Blood, Filipino by Heart” docu-series this October 23 (Sunday), 8 pm on CNN Philippines with replays Oct 29, 6 pm.