After her failure to get a crown during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night last Sunday, Sandra Lemonon pledged that she will try her luck again next year by joining the competition.
Sandra was part of the Top 25 as well as Top 15 which paved way for her to be part of question-and-answer (Q&A) portion.
However, when she was asked by one of the judges, Megawide Construction Corporation Chairman Edgar Saavedra, about her insights on the government’s ‘Build Build Build’ program, she failed to answer the question.
“Actually, you know what, I studied so much for this Q&A but sadly that’s something that I don’t know really much about. But, at least I’m here trying to answer a good question. Thank you!” she said frankly.
Pia Wurtzbach, one of the hosts of the show, along with Richard Gutierrez commended Sandra by saying “Well I love her honesty, it’s better than lying.”
Because of what happened, many fans were saddened. On Instagram, a netizen asked the aspiring beauty queen whether she will still join the pageant next year, Sandra then commented back by saying “Yes! I am coming back.”
Many celebrities praised Sandra for being honest with her answer. On an episode of “It’s Showtime” last Monday, the show’s hosts Vice Ganda, Bela Padilla and Anne Curtis expressed their opinions.
Vice Ganda said he doesn’t even know about the “Buid Build Build” project of the government.
“Kahit yung mga tao sa likod, nagtalikuran, ‘Ano yung ‘Build, Build, Build?’ he recounted.
As for Bela, she said that she liked Sandra’s honesty.
“Actually, napabasa ako after nun, kasi nagtaka rin ako kung ano yung ‘Build, Build, Build,” she said.
Anne then agreed with her co-hosts by saying, “Honest kesa naman mang-echos ka pa onstage, di ba?”
Even KC Montero, who used to be a host of the said pageant voiced out his opinion about the answer given by Sandra on Twitter.
He wrote in the tweet,
All the answers were vague and none really gave a definitive answer to any of the questions. Except ..What is your insight on government’s Build build build program? Sandra: “I don’t know.” Now that definitely answers the question.”
“But I think the Build Build Build question was a bit unfair, maybe they should’ve said something like “infrastructure” or explained it a bit. No one else encountered that trickery,” he added.
What can you say about the vow of Sandra Lemonon that she will be joining Binibining Pilipinas next year? What do you think of her answer during the Q&A? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!