- Crowd favorite Vickie Marie Rushton failed to bag the crown at the 56th Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night
- Rushton admitted that she got distracted by someone in the audience during the Question and Answer
- The candidate experienced mental block during the coronation night
- She is one of the candidates who bagged numerous awards and was even predicted to win the competition
- Representing Cebu, Gazini Ganados won as Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2019
Vickie Marie Rushton not bringing home a title was probably the biggest upset of the night during the 56th Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The competition was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 9, 2019.
Being a crowd favorite and the one who bagged almost all of the Special Awards, finalist Rushton was even predicted to be the next title holder.
However, she had a little problem with her Question and Answer portion so she wasn’t able to secure a spot. Gazini Ganados of Cebu won the title of Bb. Pilipinas Universe.
Lamenting with her performance during the Q and A segment of the competition, Vickie admitted that she got distracted by a spectator who suddenly stood up and made face.
She said, “Oo naman po, kasi nag prepare naman po ako kahit paano.”
Because of her answer, she earned criticisms from netizens who found her answer ridiculous. They also believe that she doesn’t deserve to win. Here are some of the comments of netizens:
Daniel Padilla's question was fairly common. Nowadays,mental health questions are usually brought up in pageant so Vickie Rushton should have an answer even before the pageant started. The fact that she wasn't able to answer shows us that she's not smart.#BbPilipinas2019
— – (@haiiiii999) June 9, 2019
Vickie Rushton has the face and the body but she doesn't have the poise, elegance and that stage presence, oh come on! #BbPilipinas2019🇵🇭
— ronj (@outshinestarr) June 9, 2019
Vickie Rushton didn’t answer the question very well. I thought all that special awards would pay the cost but omfg, what happened!? #BbPilipinas2019
— you do note 🇵🇭 (@rvnclwhouse) June 9, 2019
But despite the hate and bashing of her critics, many were proud of Rushton believing that she gave her best and worked hard to prepare herself for the competition despite not being able to take home a crown.
Even the former Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Ruffa Gutierrez, and other celebrities defended her from the bashers and showed their support.
I’m still proud of Vickie Rushton! We know she did her best! She is our forever diwata! PBB ALL in represent!
— Alex Gonzaga (@Mscathygonzaga) June 10, 2019
My heart goes out to VICKIE RUSHTON who bagged most of the special awards & was a crowd favorite. I don’t know her personally but what happened doesn’t make her less of a woman. Be strong, stay positive and keep shining! ✨✨✨ #BbPililinas2019
— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) June 10, 2019
I have high respect for this lady. Imagine everyone is rooting for you to be the next MU Ph. I can't imagine the pressure. Hirap kaya i compose ang self in front of many people. For me she has the hardest question. May next year pa naman!♥️ Vickie Rushton! 😍 pic.twitter.com/8fHqmNpfXt
— Ruzzel Dave Melendez (@RuzzelDave) June 9, 2019
This is not the first time that Rushton joined Binibining Pilipinas. She joined the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant where she competed together with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray who also bagged the crown in the said competition. She was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas 2018 first runner-up.
Also, she was crowned as Mutya ng Pilipinas in 2011.
Vickie joined Pinoy Big Brother: All In in 2014. She was the fourth Big Placer.
She has been in a longtime relationship with actor Jason Abalos.