Why Maymay Entrata said “No” to becoming a beauty queen

Why Maymay Entrata said “No” to becoming a beauty queen

  • The Kapamilya star doesn’t see herself joining a beauty pageant
  • To be chosen by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to portray her makes her feel so overwhelmed
  • She wanted all the people who will watch the episode to be happy instead of questioning with so many ”whys”

Maymay Entrata has showed off her skills in walking like a beauty queen. She was admired and received lots of encouragement from her fans to join beauty pageants, but then it isn’t in her priorities.

The actress doesn’t see herself joining a beauty pageant. It seems very difficult for her because she has a lot of priorities in her life and wants to focus more on her showbiz career. Still, she thanks everyone for saying that she has the potential to become a beauty queen.

“Kapag beauty queen kasi, hindi po clear sa akin kung ‘yon ang gusto ko. Maraming salamat po sa nagsasabi. Para sa akin magiging mahirap ‘yon. Marami pa akong priority sa buhay ko, may trabaho po dito sa showbiz.”

The actress was laughing while sharing the conversation with her grandfather – about her joining a pageant and telling him that. “Sinasabi ng lolo ko, sabi ko, ‘Maawa ka sa akin. Wala akong dibdib, ‘tay,’” is an implication that as of now, she is not seeing herself joining a pageant.

Maymay is also aware that Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wanted her to portray her in a ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ episode, should it push through. To be chosen by Miss Catriona makes her feel so overwhelmed.

“Ang alam ko po, isa ako na talagang overwhelmed. Sobrang humbling na ako ang isa sa mga pinili ni Ms. Catriona pero gano’n nga po nakakakaba talaga.”

The majority of the netizen’s decision is what matters most to her, because she wanted all of the people who will watch the episode to be happy, instead of questioning with so many ”whys.” She also states that they have both different cultures, and she has doubts within herself in speaking English since Catriona is a fluent speaker.

“Gusto ko sang-ayon lahat ng tao. Gusto ko masaya lahat sila. Hindi ‘yung ‘Ah, bakit siya?’ Kung ano ang majority na gusto ng tao, ‘yun ang dapat sundin. Magkaiba kami ng culture ni Ms. Catriona. Hindi ko alam kung nagdadalawang-isip sila. Alam n’yo naman na ang ganda ni Ms. Catriona, English din siyang (magsalita), alangan naman na mag-English din ako sa MMK.”

As of now, there’s still no confirmation of her portraying Catriona Gray in ‘MMK’ and its clear to us that she is not into beauty pageants.

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“We didn’t work out.” Catriona Gray explains her break up with Clint Bondad

“We didn’t work out.” Catriona Gray explains her break up with Clint Bondad

  • Miss Universe winner Catriona Gray admits that she already broke up with boyfriend Clint Bondan after more than six years in a relationship
  • She did not answer the question directly but instead was so grateful for the time they’ve spent together and for the support through her tough times
  • After Catriona announced their break up, Clint Bondad unfollowed his Miss Universe ex-girlfriend on social media

Success in a relationship is not measured by the time being together – maybe yesterday was full of sweet memories but now things may not work out.

Miss Universe winner Catriona Gray admits that she already broke up with boyfriend Clint Bondad, after more than six years in a relationship, during an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda.”

“We didn’t work out,” said Catriona, when she was asked what happened about their break up. It’s just that they outgrew each other.

“When you’re together for so long and you start off from a very young age, you grow. Whether that be in your personal life or in your career –sometimes you just outgrow each other.”

Show host Boy Abunda then asked Catriona if she still loves him. She did not answer the question directly but instead said she was so grateful for the time they’ve spent together and for supporting her through tough times.

She revealed that before she competed for the competition, they already had relationship issues and did not start after her winning the Miss Universe. Even after seeing Bondad passionately cheering for her in Thailand, they were no longer on talking terms during that time.

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“It was really tough going through the competition with that happening at the same time, but I had to keep reminding myself that this is a once in the lifetime opportunity,” Gray said.

“If we’re meant to be together, maybe it’d happen in the future but as of right now…,” she added, shaking her head to indicate no.

The Miss Universe had no intention to quickly enter into another relationship as she said “doesn’t feel ready at all” because she wanted to establish an identity of her own during her reign as Miss Universe.

“I’ve never really had the chance — because being in a 6-year relationship from the age of 18, I’ve never been a young adult, a growing young Christian in that season of singleness. I think it’s really important as an individual because you need to know what you want, who you are.”

After Catriona announced their break up, Clint Bondad unfollowed his Miss Universe ex-girlfriend on social media and wished his ex-girlfriend the “very best” despite their split-up.

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“Man, and here I am working so hard on my bad boy image… I stand by all I have ever said about you…You are still the most beautiful woman that I have ever met. I wish you the very best on your path, wherever it will carry you…Truly!”

On Bondad’s Instagram stories post, he stressed that “the feeling is very mutual and comes from a caring side for each other.” And reacted by using hashtag #nodrama to all the sympathy messages he received on social media.

“Gosh guys, just chillax! I am supposed to be on vacation. Don’t make me work till next week!,” he said in jest, reacting to the messages of sympathy he has been getting online.

“Read everything in an uplifting voice! It really is no biggy. We are ahead of you guys in time so we are all cool.”

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Miss Universe 2018 opposes the lowering of age criminal responsibility; Malacañang thinks the beauty queen is ‘misinformed’

Miss Universe 2018 opposes the lowering of age criminal responsibility; Malacañang thinks the beauty queen is ‘misinformed’

  • “I would rather that the efforts be refocused to why those children may be committing those crimes.”
  • Catriona Gray should be educated about the bill, but still agrees with her that the problem of the delinquent children should be addressed first
  • Fighting for the rights of children appears to be one of her advocacies

According to Malacañang, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has been misinformed about the bill which seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12.

Last February 20 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray held a press conference.

During her interview with GMA News on lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility, she pointed out that the government should focus first on the reasons why these children continue doing crimes; believing that the ages from 9 to 12 years old, children are not yet developed cognitively.

“I would rather that the efforts be refocused on why these children may be committing those crimes. Because working with kids, you know that when they’re that young–when they’re 11, 12, or nine years old–they’re not developed in that way, cognitively, to make decisions knowing full well the consequences,” Gray said in an interview with GMA News.

After Catriona spoke expressing her disagreement with the said bill, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo also made a statement.

A day after the Filipina beauty queen’s press conference, Panelo said Gray should be educated about the bill but still agrees with her that the problem of the delinquent children should be addressed as well.

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“She should be educated. She may have been misinformed of the facts given that the opposition to the lowering comes from yung mga dating kritiko ng administrasyon (old critics of the administration), “Yung sinasabi niya na focus on the problems, kasama yun eh (She’s saying that we should focus on the problems. That’s part of it). When you lower the criminal liability, kasama yun (that’s already part of it),” he said.

Panelo also clarified that what is stated in the law is that children in conflict will not be put in jail together with the adult criminals, but rather rehabilitated before sending them off to society.

“Sa batas nakalagay doon yung rehabilitation. Ang focus nga rehabilitation, eh (Rehabilitation is what is stated in the law. So the focus is rehabilitation). So you are solving precisely the problem why these people are engaged in crimes,” Panelo said.

He really emphasized to Catriona that the government is already focusing on the problem because the children will not be jailed  but instead will be rehabilitated to know why they have committed crimes and in time they will be put back in society.

“Miss Universe hindi naman ikukulong. Ire-rehabilitate nga natin. Kaya tama ka doon (Miss Universe, they will not be jailed. We will rehabilitate them. So you are right when you said that), let’s focus on the problem. We are precisely focusing on the problem. Because the problem is they’re engaged in crimes, So what will we do? We will have to rehabilitate them. Learn why they have committed these crimes, and then put them back to society,” he continued.

Despite being misinformed, accordingly to the Palace, they much-admired Catriona for speaking out her opinion on the matter which shows the evidence that she is truly concerned with the children.

“But I’m glad she mentioned it. It only means that she’s also concerned, which every Filipino citizen should have been – with a kind of concern,” Panelo said.

It has been the passion of Miss Universe Catriona Gray to work with children, even before winning the Miss Universe pageant – as fighting for the rights of the children appears to be one of her advocacies.

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Catriona Gray still wants Maymay Entrata to portray her life on ‘MMK’ but…

Catriona Gray still wants Maymay Entrata to portray her life on ‘MMK’ but…

  • Catriona chose Maymay Entrata by saying, “Kind of a goofball, a little bit like me.”
  • “When it comes around, it would be nice to also consider some up-and-coming actresses. It would be nice to see who would best fit me also, right?”
  • “Good luck in everything, Maymay. I-lava walk na lang natin ‘yan. Abangan,” Buendia said in an Instagram post

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was asked, before winning the competition, that if given a chance to feature her life story on ABS-CBN’s drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” who she would like to portray her.

Catriona chose Maymay Entrata by saying, “Kind of a goofball, a little bit like me.”

During Gray’s Miss Universe homecoming to the Philippines, she was interviewed by the ABS-CBN newsman Mario Dumaual. Catriona was asked again if she is still open to the idea of Entrata portraying as the her in her life story on “MMK.”

The reigning Miss Universe was still consistent with her answer. Before winning the competition, until now, she still wants Maymay Entrata would portray her.

“I wouldn’t really oppose it. I mean, she’s a very humble girl. I’ve met her twice and she is very, very sweet,” she said.

But according to her “there has been no discussions yet for MMK” yet she admires Entrata, stressed the beauty queen.  However, she is also open to having other actresses portraying her life story.

“We’ll see. When it comes around, it would be nice to also consider some up-and-coming actresses. It would be nice to see who would best fit me also, right? I would like to meet the other girls also,” she said.

Rumors spread when shoe designer Jojo Bragais and trainer Carlos Buedia posted their own photo on Instagram with Maymay Entrata. Both were part of Catriona’s team who helped her win the Miss Universe 2018 crown.

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“Good luck in everything, Maymay. I-lava walk na lang natin ‘yan. Abangan!,” Buendia said in an Instagram post.

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Is Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines or Miss Australia?

Is Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines or Miss Australia?

  • Catriona Gray clarified that she is Miss Philippines and does feel like she’s a Filipina.
  • She added that she doesn’t blame Australia’s excitement after she won the beauty pageant. 

There has been a debate about whether Catriona Gray should be considered as Miss Australia or Miss Philippines.

READ: ‘An Australian won Miss Universe’, Aussie media outlets report about Catriona

In an interview with the American show Build Series, she set the record straight as some Australians have been claiming her as their own after she won the Miss Universe 2018 beauty pageant.

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“I am Miss Philippines,” she stated.

“I really feel like I’m a Miss Philippines. I feel like a Filipina, a Filipino woman. It’s just so happens that when I was growing up, I was very much of an Australian. And I think you can be both because I did grow up with those two sides of the world. I thought it was funny that there was this war, like, ‘No, she’s ours, she’s practically Miss Australia.’ But I am a Miss Philippines.”

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Despite the arguments, she added that she actually doesn’t mind Australia’s happiness upon her win.

“I can’t blame them for being excited, from really feeling the high spirits of the season, too. So we’ll let them have that.”

READ: “Well done!” Miss World congratulates Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

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Miss Universe 2018 is currently in New York City, attending media interviews and appearing in several television shows in America.

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana open on having Catriona Gray as Army reservist

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana open on having Catriona Gray as Army reservist

  • Delfin Lorenzana expresses interest on having Miss Universe 2018 as reservist for the AFP.
  • He said that he will talk to the beauty queen about the idea and ask if she’s interested.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed that he is open to the possibility of having Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as a military reservist in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

According to Lorenzana, he’ll try to talk to Gray and ask her if she’s interested in becoming a reservist.

“I’ll talk to her kung gusto niyang mag-reservist. Dapat Army siya ah, haha!”

He added that a visit from Gray to the military camps would also be welcomed.

“It would be honor to have her visit our camps.”

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According to the AFP Reservist Act of 1991, reservists are assigned to provide the base for the expansion of the AFP in the event of war, invasion, or rebellion; to assist in relief and rescue during disaster or calamities; to assist in socioeconomic development; and to assist in the operation and maintenance of essential government or private utilities in the furtherance of the overall mission.

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Palace speaks up about legalization of marijuana in the Philippines

Palace speaks up about legalization of marijuana in the Philippines

  • Salvador Panelo said that the President will sign any bill that will make the use of medical marijuana legal.
  • It was asked after Miss Universe Catriona Gray was asked about her stand regarding the matter.

In a media briefing held Tuesday, December 18, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign any bill that will result to the legalization of the use of medical marijuana in the country.

He said that the president is in favor of the use of the drug and will support any legislative measure consistent with his stand.

“He’s in favor of limited use of marijuana.

“Logically then he will support and sign any bill that would be consistent with his stand.”

The topic was back in the spotlight after Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray addressed her stand regarding the issue in the Q&A portion of the pageant.

“I’m for it being used in a medical use but not so for recreational use,” she answered.

“Because I think if people were to argue ‘What about alcohol and cigarettes?’ Well everything is good but in moderation.”

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When I was 13, my mum told me "Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress." At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true. ✨ Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you – to glorify and honour you. 🙏 Philippines 🇵🇭 what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines. ❤️💙💛 To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn't have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love 💛 #MissUniverse @missuniverse

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When asked about the newly-crowned Miss Universe’s answer, Panelo said that she could have been “influenced by the President’s decision on that matter” or could have been her own conclusion because “she listened to the pros and cons of the matter.”

In September 2017, the House Bill No. 6517 or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act was approved. It seeks to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

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Miss Universe-Peru: Mistaken as “Catriona” by a man asking for a photograph

Miss Universe-Peru: Mistaken as “Catriona” by a man asking for a photograph

  • A man thought Miss Peru was Catriona Gray.
  • Instead of being offended or annoyed, she just laughed it off and continued on posing for the camera.

People have been buzzing around the happenings before the Miss Universe 2018 coronation night that happened in Bangkok, Thailand. There has been controversies, blunders, wardrobe malfunctions, and viral videos.

Among these is the video of Miss Peru Romina Lozano, who got mistaken for being the now-Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. The beauty queen didn’t take it to heart though. The two have been previously compared as they have similar facial features.

When she was greeting people and taking photos with them, a man asking for a picture called her “Catriona” and she just laughed it off and proceeded to pose with him.

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Miss Universe coronation night was held on December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Universe Albania 2018 experiences delay leaving Thailand after having insufficient money

Miss Universe Albania 2018 experiences delay leaving Thailand after having insufficient money

  • Miss Albania experienced an airport mishap as she had no cash to pay for the excess baggage fee on the way home from the Miss Universe 2018 competition.
  • Her fans chipped in their money to pay for her fee so that she can take all of her stuff home.

Miss Universe Albania Trejsi Sedjini was one of the trending candidates of the 67th Miss Universe.

When she was on her way back to Albania on Wednesday, December 19, she really wanted to take home the gifts that her Thai fans gave her. But there was one problem: she didn’t have enough money to pay the baggage fee.

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Her Thai supporters found out about her situation while she was at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. They decided to help her and contribute their own money to pay the THB 5,225 excess baggage fee.

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Korakot Mussamont Chansiri, who was one of Sedjini’s supporters at the airport, shared the story of the Albanian beauty queen.

She said that while Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was boarding a private plane, Miss Albania was opening her suitcase to see what she can leave behind.

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The beauty queen thanked her Thai fans via a post on Instagram. “Thank you my Thai fan for making me happy. Thank you for the support, the gifts and the love that you share everyday for me. You all are so real and lovely,” she wrote as a caption.

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The most heartbreaking story in Miss Universe 2018 ever told

The most heartbreaking story in Miss Universe 2018 ever told

  • The unfortunate story of Miss Sierra Leone 2018.
  • She was “disqualified” from the competition for failing to arrive in Thailand on time.

It seems like the whole world had their eyes on the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray.

But as majority are celebrating, the news of one candidate’s unfortunate story have not been talked about often.

Miss Sierra Leone, Marie Esther Bangura, was unable to join the pageant. It was not because of anything scandalous, but because she arrived late in Bangkok, Thailand.

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She has failed to meet the schedule set by the organizers, which was December 2. But it was already December 8 when Bangura arrived.

Despite arriving a few days after the other candidates, she was still allowed to attend several activities in line with the pageant. She also received the warm welcome of the Thais.

So why didn’t she arrive on time? She faced some problems with her visa and it took her two weeks to travel from her country to Nigeria where she applied for a visa to the Royal Thai Embassy.

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Adding to this, the also had to travel to Thailand by sea!

But the beauty queen maintained her positive mindset as she expressed that she still had a wonderful time even if she was not allowed to join the pageant proper.

“I always wanted to represent my country and that’s why I tried so hard to be here. Since I’m not competing, I still feel good because I got to meet people and learn new things.”

So what’s her silver lining? She’s allowed to join the competition in the following year.

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