After bagging several awards in her first national pageant, Herlene Budol will not continue her journey in pageantry anymore.
On July 31, during the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2022, Budol won numerous special awards such as Manila Bulletin’s Readers’ Choice Award, Binibining Shein, Binibining Pizza Hut, Binibining Kumu, JAG Queen, Binibining Silka and Binibining World Balance.
Budol was asked about her greatest character transformation since she joined Binibining Pilipinas 2022.
“Para sa akin, isang karangalan na nakatungtong ako dito sa Binibining Pilipinas bilang isang binibining hindi inaasahan. Para sa akin, ang scrap pa lang mangarap. Walang imposible. Isa po akong komedyante na laki sa hirap at ang aking transpormasyon ay magbigay ng inspirasyon because I know for myself that I’m uniquely beautiful with a mission,” she answered.
On August 1, via a tweet, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa shared a conversation she had with Budol.
Chinika ko si Budol Sabi ko proud ako sayo ang galing mong sumagot! Sumali ka pa ulit. Sagot nya: last ko na to ate. Aww why naman langga. #nicolebudol
— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) July 31, 2022
“Chinika ko si Budol Sabi ko proud ako sa yo ang galing mong sumagot! Sumali ka pa ulit. Sagot nya: last ko na to ate. Aww why naman langga. #nicolebudol,” Lastimosa posted.
Budol ended her Binibining Pilipinas stint with a first-runner-up placement.
She is currently under the management of YouTube vlogger and businessman Wilbert Tolentino.