Binibining Pilipinas 2022 finalist Karen Laurrie shared cryptic posts over the recently concluded competition.
On Tuesday, August 2, Laurrie shared a series of cryptic posts on Instagram.
Laurrie was asked by a pageant page which she thinks deserves to win the Bb. Pilipinas International crown. She answered Gabrielle Camille Basiano, who won the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown.
She posted a photo taken during the coronation night. It features a pageant staff member whispering something to Catriona Gray. The former was holding a piece of paper that reads: “17 Globe, 23 Intercon, 28 International.”
Binibining Pilipinas candidate #17 was Chelsea Fernandez, who won the Bb. Pilipinas Globe crown. Candidate #23 was Nicole Borromeo, who bagged the Bb. Pilipinas International crown. While candidate #28 was Gabrielle Camille Basiano.
Laurrie shared another photo with the caption: “My heart goes out to my 2021 sisters who I know performed so well in the press presentation.”
Gray, one of the hosts of Binibining Pilipinas 2022, shed light on the controversy.
“Mr. Ocho later rechecked the cards and confirmed that the results previously announced were correct, which became the decisive factor in moving forward with the announcement.
“As former candidates ourselves, we understand what the girls go through and would, therefore—without a second thought—correct any errors, if any were made. But as already explained, SVG & Co. partner and representative Mr. Ocho himself confirmed the validity of the results,” she captioned.
In 2020, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Sandra Lemonon tried to reveal the truth and disclose the alleged injustices she experienced during the pageant.
“Sometimes you will have to face much hate before people get to understand what is really happening behind the scenes,” Lemonon said.