Herlene ‘Hipon Girl’ Budol declared that she will speak in Filipino in her Binibining Pilipinas 2022 stint.
On April 8, Hipon Girl officially registered for Binibining Pilipinas 2022. She mentioned that competing in major beauty pageants has long been her dream.
Netizens then expressed their concerns as they mentioned that the comedienne-host has a hard time speaking in English.
They said that Budol might struggle in the Q&A portion of the pageant.
In her facebook post on April 11, she said that the Q&A portion will not be a problem for her as she will speak in Filipino in answering the questions.
“Nabasa ko lang po eto sa isang pageant group. Opo, indi ko po eto ikahihiya naiyak ako dahil sa english. but it doesnt mean hanggang dyan nalang si Hipon girl nyo. Hindi ko pipilitin ang mag-Ingles. Wikang Filipino po ang gagamitin ko.”
She said that she will persevere in joining the pageant for her dream.
“This will inspire me to pursue my dreams. Hanggat may buhay may pag-asa! magkalat man ako o indi may Hipon mag tatak sa entablado! Sobra akong na touch sa mga magagandang comment nyo sa akin. Ngayon palang gusto ko mag pasalamat sa buong Hiponatics, KaBudol, KaSquammy, KaFreshness, Kainutz sa supporta nyo sa akin. Taas noo ko isisigaw Herlene Nicole Budol, 22, from Angono Rizal, Felepens!!” she said.
Budol came into prominence after Willie Revillame discovered her in Wowowin. She eventually became a regular host of the variety show.
Meanwhile, she is busy preparing for Binibining Pilipinas as she trains under Kagandahang Flores beauty camp.