Winner of ‘It’s Showtime’ Miss Q&A Season 1 Juliana Parizcova Segovia has recently addressed the controversy surrounding her attempt to pawn her crowns.
The incident occurred during a video collaboration with internet personality Jayzon Luzadas, popularly known as Boss Toyo.
In an interview with showbiz writer and talent manager Ogie Diaz on his YouTube channel, Segovia shed light on the situation, clarifying that the entire ordeal was orchestrated for content creation purposes.
“Hindi, hindi ko naman binenta. For the content lang ‘yun with Boss Toyo,” she said.
Contrary to initial assumptions that she was selling her Miss Q&A crowns, Segovia emphasized that the collaboration with Boss Toyo was solely intended for content and creative collaboration. She revealed that the concept originated from her, as Luzadas had expressed interest in working together on a video.
During the interview, Segovia explained the thought process behind the content idea, stating, “When I studied him [Boss Toyo], I found out that he has ‘Pinoy Pawnstars,’ where he sells items. I also came up with the content, and he needed something to sell, so I pretended to sell my Miss Q&A crowns. That’s it. It was for the content. My mom would kill me if I really sold those crowns.”
The controversial video, posted on Boss Toyo’s YouTube channel in December 2022, featured Segovia attempting to sell her 10 crowns, trophy, and other memorabilia earned during the Miss Q&A competition. The prizes from 2018 included a P1 million cash prize, a business package, a plastic surgery package (which she claimed she hadn’t used as her face still earns her income), and a trip to Thailand.
Boss Toyo expressed hesitancy due to budget constraints, offering only up to P400,000. However, Segovia rejected the offer, stating that she could only accept up to P800,000 for her crowns and memorabilia from Miss Q&A. The vlog gained attention on social media three months after its release on December 27, 2022.