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MISS Philippines-Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart LEOM. SABANGANII

Miss PH Earth draws flak for comments vs winner Miss Ecuador

MISS Philippines-Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart LEOM. SABANGANII
MISS Philippines-Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart

Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart is under fire for her comments against pageant winner Katherine Espin of Ecuador.


Schweighart, who failed to make it to the Top 16, was caught on tape telling her supporters that Espin has a fake nose, chin, and breasts.


“‘Yung nanalo, peke ang ilong, peke ang baba, peke pa ‘yung… (The winner has a fake nose, fake chin, fake…),” Schweighart said, gesturing to her chest area, in a video uploaded by the ChikAmazing Official YouTube channel and shared by the Pageantology Facebook page.


In an interview with CNN Philippines on Monday, Schweighart said she did not intend to offend Espin, and thought she could be “comfortable” speaking to her supporters.


“Hindi ko naman mini-mean na malait siya (I didn’t mean to insult her). Actually she said it herself that she underwent surgery. But how I said it, I was so unmindful while I was saying it,” said the Palawan native.


Schweighart’s finish marked the first time that the Philippines failed to advance to the semifinals since 2010. The country scored back-to-back victories in 2014 and 2015.


Schweighart also posted videos of her on Facebook wearing a gold gown that looked like one worn by Miss Ecuador in her coronation.


“Philippines didn’t get in but here’s the gown I was supposed to wear :) Made for me by Leo Almodal,” she wrote in the caption.


In an interview with CNN Philippines, Schweighart on Monday said she was offended that the gown she was supposed to wear was given to Espin.


“I’m not bitter… If it’s a crime to tell the truth, I’m sorry,” she added.


Schweighart earlier drew flak for telling Miss Austria in a Facebook Live video that President Rodrigo Duterte “is doing Hitler stuff” in the Philippines. YG/JE/rga


Here’s what netizens have to say:

  • etokus

    Just like PDu30 she tells in public whats in her mind…

  • Danilo Puyat

    Parami na ng parami ang nagiging bastos at walang modo.

    Malaking impluwensya talaga ang mga lider. Especially kung ang panggulo natin ngayon ay super bastos, palamura, at mamamatay tao.

  • JuniorTulo

    Marami palang beauties natin na medyo bastos, si Kaylie drew flak too with Noli now Sheighwart.

  • alisto101

    Mataas din pala ang lipad… .. este…. ego itong si Imelda Schweighart.. Bagay may materyales fuertes…

  • jeff

    Why do we have to send a foreigner to a beauty pageant representing the Philippines in the first place? She is not a Filipina, she is either a German or an Austrian. These are the Aryan race, the superior race as they claim to be. Hitler was born in Austria. Imelda Schweighart probably have the genes of Hitler or she might have just been influenced by Duterte’s pagkabastos.

  • jeff

    Meron din akong alam na isa pang Imelda. Hehehehehe.

    • patrioticfilipino2


  • $4194271

    Don’t worry, Imelda. I still like you :)

    • virgoyap

      Last na ito sa kanya… hehehe.

  • patrioticfilipino2

    Every filipino male’s fantasy is to be at the backstage of a beauty contest.

  • Shallan_Davar

    bkit nmn offensive yung pagsabi na si duterte is doing “hitler” stuff. eh mismong ang presidente ang nagcompare ng sarili nya kay hitler. it’s not the lady’s fault she is airing her side as a filipino citizen. it’s our right anywayz.. besides, if duterte’s bastos it’s ok but if it’s others, it’s not ok?! wow..

    • StriderVM

      Very few people ever said that it’s OK for Duterte to compare himself to Hitler….. Have you been reading the news?

  • The Freelance Assassin

    She is definitely a real beauty… but lesser brains ONLY on that comment… I hope she could learn and consider controlling her emotions in every situation. Indeed, a loss in a competition is bad however, bad attitude after a loss is worse. You can still make it right girl! I know you can…