It was confirmed in the evening news today that Bb. Pilipinas candidate #13, Sandra Inez Seifert, has been disqualified from the pageant. The reason? Posing for men's magazine, FHM. There are other speculations regarding the real reason behind the disqualification. But according to Sandra, she received a notice of disqualification from the organizers citing her FHM spread as the reason. Below are the pictures in question:
And this was what the organizers made her do during the parade in crowded Cubao:
Sandra and her lawyers tried to appeal the decision but BPCI said the disqualification is final. Oh well... I can't help but think if it is really in Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta's interest that the Philippines will win in the international pageants. Or is she protecting the interests of her home country Colombia?
(Photos courtesy of fhm.com.ph and opmbworldwide)