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Herlene Budol to compete in international pageants after Bb. Pilipinas

/ 06:42 PM August 08, 2022
Herlene Budol

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Herlene Budol is set to join international beauty pageants, as her talent manager Wilbert Tolentino announced that he already asked for permission from the Binibining Pilipinas’ organization.

Budol, who finished first runner up in the recent pageant, received warm welcome from her fellow townsmen in Angono, Rizal during her victory homecoming, as seen on the town mayor’s Facebook page last Friday, Aug. 5. During the event, Tolentino made public their plans for Budol in pageantry.


“Gusto ko lang i-announce sa inyo na humingi ako ng basbas sa Binibining Pilipinas na naghanap ako ng international pageant na ilalaban ko pa rin si Herlene,” he said. “[Gagamitin] pa rin niya ang wikang Tagalog dahil ito ay isang marka para sa kanya dahil sini-celebrate natin ang linggo ng wika ngayong buwan na ito.”

(I just want to announce that I already asked for permission from the Binibining Pilipinas [organization], that I have been looking for an international pageant where I can send Herlene to compete. She will still use the [Filipino language] because it is her [trademark and because] we are celebrating our language’s week this month.)


Tolentino then praised Budol for her commitment, which he regarded as the reason why she deserves the support and help she has been receiving from the public.

The comedian-turned-beauty-queen then extended her message of gratitude to those who have been part of her Binibining Pilipinas journey, and reminded fans that there is always room for improvement.

“Alam niyo, meron pa palang ibubuga ‘yung mga taong akala nila hanggang do’n na lang ‘yung utak nila. Kagaya ko po, takot ako dating magsalita sa maraming tao pero napag-aaralan po ‘yon [at] naniniwala po ako na napag-aaralan ang lahat ng bagay,” she stated.

(You know, [I realized] that there is still more to those who think so little of their mind’s capacity. [Take me for example], I used to be afraid to speak in front of a crowd but that can be learned. I believe that everything can be learned.)

“Sabi nga po ni sir Wilbert ay meron pa po tayong mga susunod na laban kagaya sa international. Isisigaw ko po doon at handang-handa po akong sumigaw ng ‘Pilipinas’ kahit na Tagalog,” she added.

(Just as sir Wilbert said, we still have international pageants to take on. I am ready to proudly shout “Pilipinas” even in Tagalog.)


Aside from her first runner up finish, Budol also brought home the most number of special awards in the coronation night held last July 31. She then described her pageant success as “unexpected” and aims to inspire fans through her experience. JB


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