Do you see any parallel between Pearlshipping and Contestshipping?
Quite frankly, no. Main character/main character ships always differ a lot from main character/rival ships in my eyes. Pearlshipping hints are mainly high-fives and encouragement, while a big part of Contestshipping hints is fighting-to-flirting, roses, and May and Drew being viewed as a couple by other characters, which has only happened for Pearlshipping once. Just my opinion. I'm not trying to bash, just saying these ships are different~