- A contender of the Tocotoco challenge earned at least 2M video views in just one day for his entry
- She has certainly proven that the famous designer shoes in beauty pageants can defy the roughest grounds and heavy weights
- Jojo Bragais launched the Tocotoco challenge in response to video creators wearing his shoes
Who would have thought that a Jojo Bragais pair of shoes can be walked on waters? on muddy Earth? and even on the steep slopes in the barrio?
Laura Beatrice Buenavista is the challenger from Negros Occidental who definitely has a show stopper performance for the Tocotoco challenge. Her video has earned more than 2M views in just one day and still counting.
On July 27, famous beauty pageant shoemaker Jojo Bragais thought of bringing the Tocotoco challenge to a different level when he announced that he will reward the 5 best video entries using his shoes.
“Simple game! Just for fun! No limitations! Be edgy! Be crazy! Be funny! Do what your guts tells you!” he said on social media. With easy instructions to follow, one can be eligible to submit their entry in an instant.
The Tocotoco challenge started on TikTok where performers do the ramp walk in rhythm to the Tocotoco song. Some users – mostly from the LGBT community – wear heels to give more pageantry appeal on their walk This gave Jojo Bragais the idea for his competition.
Laura Beatrice teamed up with costume designer Jay Sumagaysay and videographer Darren Alvarez Cotamen to film her entry at Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City.
“Hindi lahat ng taga BUNDOK ay NAKA PAA, Minsan MAGUGULAT ka naka BRAGAIS SHOES na.”
Her video reveals the high-heeled shoes in the beginning, and then from behind the rock, she rises, bathed in mud. Then wearing the shoes, she then walks along the narrow island in the paddy keeping her balance flawlessly.
She has lifted several props like baked-clay water jar or banga, shovel, carabao sled and even two small kids. She even walked on the slippery floors of a creek with rushing waters and executed Catriona Gray’s famous slow-mo twirl without any problem!
Do you think she has the chance of grabbing one of the prizes? As of writing, her video now has 3.6M views!
Jojo said there will be four winners of P1,000 cash plus a pair of his shoes and the grand prize will bring home P10,000 plus a pair of his shoes. The winners will be announced on August 6.
So far he has been overwhelmed with the response.
“Sobrang aliw ang mga entries sa #Tocotocochallenge. Iba ang humor ng Pinoy. ”
See for yourself and check whether Laura Beatrice deserves an award.