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WATCH: Herlene Budol answers tough pageant questions in Q&A ‘training'

Herlene shares her honest thoughts on trans women joining Binibining Pilipinas and IVF vs. adoption

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5/6/2022 in News
WATCH: Herlene Budol answers tough pageant questions in Q&A ‘training'

Herlene Budol gave her fans a taste of her Q&A skills in a recent vlog with FAMNGARAP, in preparation for the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. 

The comedienne, more commonly known as “Hipon Girl”, was asked to choose between IVF and adoption in a scenario where she is in a relationship with a lesbian or a trans man. 

It didn’t take her long before deciding on adoption over IVF and cited her lack of funds for the latter option as the reason. 

She explained, “Kasi kagaya ko, halimbawa, wala akong budget. Bakit ko pa ipu-push ang magkaroon ng ganoon kung kaya ko naman mag-adopt? Tapos makatulong pa ako sa mga kabataan na kulang sa pagmamahal ng magulang, financial, na hindi kayang suportahan ang paglaki nila.”

“So, ako itong magiging hero nila, magiging magulang nila, na hindi ko man sila isinilang, pero kaya ko silang maging tunay na anak sa puso’t isipan ko,” she continued. “Pagtulong ko na rin sa kapwa Pilipino.” 

The aspiring beauty queen was also asked to share her thoughts on trans women joining Binibining Pilipinas and to that, here’s what she said: 

“Ako, para sa akin, in my own opinion lang naman ito, siyempre kanya-kanya tayong opinyon. Pero ang lahat ng gay community, LGBTQIA, ay mahal na mahal ko talaga, sobrang love na love ko 'yang mga 'yan. 

"Para sa akin, nirerespeto ko kung ano 'yung desisyon nila. Pero para sa akin lang ito, ha? May pageant para sa kanila na kaya nilang mas panindigan o mas bigyan ng magandang laban... ng hustisya sa pinaglalaban nila sa kanilang gender. 

“Kaya para sa akin, may para sa kanila.”

After getting approval from interviewers, Herlene added, “Halimbawa ikaw (trans man) sumali ka sa pageant ng mga lalaki. Tapos sabi mo mga, ikaw short ka. Iba pa rin 'yung tindig ng totoong lalaki. Pero sa puso at isip, lalaki [ka]… Nirerespeto natin 'yan. Doon ako.”

Aside from the Q&A “training”, Herlene also took the time thank her growing fanbase, especially within the LGBTQIA community. 

“Sobrang saya ko, kasi mas napalapit ako sa LGBTQIA. Love ko sila kasi may mga tropa ako sa LGBTQIA, ngayon mas na-appreciate ko sila. Salamat po sa pagsuporta, sana po hanggang huli nandiyan kayo kasi love na love ko kayo,” she said. 

Herlene was among the lucky women chosen for the Top 40 of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas. 

Watch her full interview here:

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