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Rich Asuncion bullied for ‘poor’ Bb. Pilipinas performance

/ 09:42 AM January 20, 2017

Some eight years after being crowned first runner-up in the 2009 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, Rich Asuncion never expected that she would be bullied for her performance.

The “Ika-6 na Utos” actress related her experience dealing with bullies on her Instagram account on Thursday.

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“I never ever thought I’d get bullied in my entire life,” she said.  “About a month ago, I’ve encountered a bunch of coward gay bullies in McDo[nald’s]. As soon as I sat on our table, these bullies who were seated right next to us started murmuring to each other and laughing.”

Later on, she found out that the gay customers were gossiping about her “poor” performance during the pageant’s question-and-answer portion.

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“I froze and literally didn’t know what to do. I know I could’ve talked to them but I just didn’t know what to say. I felt so helpless, I just started crying,” Asuncion recounted the woeful incident.

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I never ever thought I'd get bullied in my entire life. About a month ago, I've encountered a bunch of coward gay bullies in Mcdo. As soon as I sat on our table, these bullies who were seated right next to us, started murmuring to each other and laughing. So I Iistened closely and realized they were talking about me and my poor performance during Bb. Pilipinas(particulary my answer to the Q&A). I froze and literally didn't know what to do. I know I could've talked to them but I just didn't know what to say. I felt so helpless, I just started crying! When my boyfriend finally finished ordering and arrived at the table, the bullies fled in a second. So pathetic! Ben got so curious about it and told me he wants to watch the pageant but I also have to watch it with him. At first I was hesitant because Im so embarassed by it. He then held my hand and told me this is the only way to get over it. And so I did and now I'M TOTALLY OVER IT. Thanks to my @benjmudie. Thank you baby for pushing me to be stronger as a person. To my bullies, you can eat shit! I am not perfect and so are you! I'm sure you are just jealous because you can never ever join Binibini. I am sharing this story because I want you all to realize, that you are stronger than you think. You shouldn't let anyone put you down. And I also want to point out how important it is to have a support- may it be your family, friends, partner, etc. So stop bullying! #antibullying #luckygirl #superboyfriend Repost from @benjmudie————- Considering Miss Universe is just around the corner, I might as well post my Miss Universe back in her pageant days. She was Miss Bohol and went on to be 1st Runner-up in Bini-bini Pilipinas. This is while she's studying at the top university in the country and a full-time actress. Not many people know this about her, but this girl used her beauty, brains and talent to come from a humble family of fishermen, to win scholarships to university, provide for family and become the amazing woman she is today. Proud of you pangarap ko ❤️️😘 👙#wcw #missuniverse #bae #3 #humpday

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In a split second, her bullies disappeared when her boyfriend, Fil-Aussie rugby player Benjamin Mudie, approached her. “Ben got so curious about it and told me he wants to watch the pageant but I also have to watch it with him. At first, I was hesitant because I’m so embarrassed by it. He then held my hand and told me this is the only way to get over it,” she said.

In the end, the actress, 27, hit back at her bullies with a tough message. “To my bullies, you can eat sh**! I am not perfect and so are you,” she exclaimed.  “I’m sure you are just jealous because you can never ever join Binibini[ng Pilipinas]. I am sharing this story because I want you all to realize, that you are stronger than you think. You shouldn’t let anyone put you down.” Gianna Francesca Catolico

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