Even though Sandra Lemonon failed to bag a Binibining Pilipinas 2018 title and crown, she brought home something special to the event—an honesty that won the heart of netizens.
In case you missed it, Binibini Candidate No. 35 became a trending topic online after her candor during the pageant’s question and answer portion went viral. She was the first of the final 15 semifinalists to be interviewed, and was asked this: “What are your insights on the government’s Build, Build, Build program?”
She answered: “Actually you know what, I studied so much for this Q&A, but sadly that's something that I don't know really much about. But at least I'm here trying to answer a good question. Thank you.”
Sandra’s unexpected response shocked the audience. Even co-host and Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, said “I love her honesty. It's better than lying.”
Of course, netizens also shared their thoughts on the aspiring beauty queen’s unfiltered nature.
Just like the other viewers, we have nothing but respect for Sandra’s sincerity. Instead of sulking for not winning, the 21-year-old former Miss World Philippines 2016 4th Princess has become more determined than ever to keep on reaching her dreams. In a series of tweets, she expressed her positivity and her plan to join the pageant again.
While waiting for next year’s pageant, let’s show our support for Miss Lemonon by double-tapping her Instagram snaps (Better yet, follow and leave a comment!). Browsing through her pictures prove that she has the makings of a Binibini queen.
Good luck next year, Sandra!