“No, I don’t feel any pressure right now.” Do you still remember this line?
This was the famous line of former Beauty Queen Janina San Miguel during the Bb. Pilipinas 2008.
Janina was able to bring home the title for Miss Philippines World 2008. She was only 17 years old at that time.
On the other hand, Janina reveals the dark side of the Philippine pageantry. During her interview in Undercover Asia, Janina told the story behind the stage.
“Kung pagbibigyan ulit ako, sana hindi na lang ako nag-join ng pageant.”
She said in a tone that she regrets joining the pageant.
Janina said that she was not ready for the next situation after she won one of the crowns.
One of those is the strict organization of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI). They were the ones who handle the franchise of Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International.
“Nandun nga ako sa loob ng Araneta, yun nga yung pinapanood ko, yung ano, yung mga pageants to get some ideas kung paano nanalo yung iba, yung former beauty queens during that time.”
The organization also removed also the distractions including her mobile phone and seeing her family.
“Wala nga akong phone, wala ding computer.
“There’s a point in time na nandun na yung brother ko, tsaka yung daddy ko sa labas.
“Pero sabi nung guard, ‘Since wala kayong appointment, umuwi na lang kayo.’
“Accidentally na narinig ko yung lolo ko nga nasa hospital na.
“And balak pa nila, ayaw nilang sabihin sa akin na yung lolo ko, mama’[email protected] na, because I’m in the middle of training.
“So, ayaw nilang parang ma-distract ako.”
But it turns out that the prize has to come with some dirty secrets.
“Tapos nung nandun na kami, sinabi na three million [pesos] for a one-night stand.”
“Yung 25 million, ano yun, gagawin ka niya parang girlfriend, bibigyan ka niya ng car, condo, resort, lahat…
“Ayun na nga, maduming kalarakan nila.
“Andami talagang gustong maging girlfriend or wife ang isang beauty queen.”
However, Janina didn’t name drop who was the client.
Janina then turned over her crown three months before the main pageant.
San Miguel has turned her back on pageants and show business and is a wife and mom.
“Much important ‘yung family ko, rather than wealth and fame.”
“Ang gulo-gulo ng show business. Andaming indecent proposal din.”
She is now living a normal life and happy with her decision. Janina San Miguel shows that having a normal life is better than being a beauty queen with indecent proposals.
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