Binibining Pilipinas-World 2008 Janina San Miguel gave up her crown last night, saying she “no longer capable to fulfill her duties as a beauty queen,” citing the untimely death of her grandfather among other reasons.
“The death of her grandfather has caused her undue stress and she feels that it will hinder her from fulfilling her duties,” Binibining Pilipinas Charities Foundation Director Stella Araneta said.
Janina will be replaced by her first runner-up Danielle Castaño. She will leave on November 18 to compete in Miss World 2008 in South Africa on December 7.
Just in case you need to remember, this is Janina San Miguel.
Oh well, I guess she felt the pressure. Couldn’t she ask for an interpreter if she cannot speak English fluently?