BB. Pilipinas-World 2008 Janina San Miguel, the beauty queen remembered for her performance in the pageant’s question and answer portion, revealed the ‘ugly truth’ behind the beauty contests in the Philippines.
In an episode of Undercover Asia, San Miguel, who’s one of the interviewees, said that indecent proposals and the organizers of the contest were the reason why she surrendered her crown.
San Miguel, who’s a neophyte beauty pageant contestant during the time she joined Binibining Pilipinas, was disallowed to see her family while training for the competition.
“Accidentally, narinig ko na yung lolo ko nasa hospital na. Balak pa nilang di sabihin sakin na yung lolo ko m*mamatay na because I’m in the middle of training. Ayaw nilang ma-distract ako,” San Miguel said.
While winning in Binibining Pilipinas could give her a lot of endorsements, San Miguel said that some rich people were offering beauty queens of something that they might not like.
According to her, some people were ready to spend 3-M to spend a night with a beauty queen and ready to cash out 25-M if they wanted to be in a relationship.
“Noong nandoon na kami, sinabi na 3 million (pesos) for a one-night stand. ‘Yung 25 million (pesos), gagawin ka niyang girlfriend, bibigyan ka niya ng car, condo, resort, lahat,” she revealed.
“Ayun na nga yung maduming kalakaran nila. Andami talagang gustong maging girlfriend or wife ang isang beauty queen,” she added.
She refused to name the people who proposed to her indecently.
Three months before the Miss World 2008 pageant in South Africa, San Miguel decided to give up her crown.
San Miguel who’s 29-years old now chose to have a normal life far from the pageant world.
“Much important yung family ko rather than yung wealth and fame. Parang ang gulo-gulo showbusiness, ang daming indecent proposal din,” she said.
Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) said that they’re aware already of the statement of San Miguel and planning to release a statement about the allegations of the former beauty queen.