The fight continues for Vickie Rushton!
The well-loved Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate has finally spoken out about her controversial Q & A performance during the pageant in a lengthy Instagram post yesterday, June 11.
She began, "Life is the biggest classroom and experience is the greatest teacher. My experiences in the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas pageant has taught me a lot of lessons - lessons which will guide me as I continue to embark in my life’s journey. These experiences will help me find more options to reach my life goal."
"To all those who supported me, prayed for me, joined me in my journey, thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for your unconditional support and love."
She continued, "I treasure the moments I shared with my fellow Binibinis who, like me, shared a common dream of getting a crown. In them, I found a family. We worked together, laughed together, and at times cried together. I am sincerely happy to the crown holders and commiserate with those who did not."
"I have a lot to thank - the BPCI for the opportunity to compete again and to our mentors for guiding us."
"To all those who believed in me despite my imperfections and to my detractors, thank you so much. Your comments and reactions were noted. I can use some of them to perfect my imperfect self," she assured.
“Thank you also to those who continue to defend me. Let us put to rest the issue and we can move on from here. We can be friends even if we had differences. Let’s consider how to uplift one another, support, encourage and pray for each other."
She ended her post with a short but sweet note reminding everyone to be kind to each other. "In a world full of hate, be love. Be kind. ♥️" she wrote.
Vickie is one of the 15 candidates who proceeded to the Q & A in this year's pageant. She was also crowned as the Binibining Pilipinas 1st runner-up in 2018.
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