Meet Binibini No. 35 Sandra Lemonon.
She made it to Top 15 of the recently-concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night, and could have won one of the titles if she fared well during the Q & A portion.
But netizens noted that Sandra gave one of the most honest and real answers ever given in the pageant.
Binibini 35 Sandra Lemonon with Binibining Pilipinas 2018 hosts Richard Gutierrez and Pia Wurtzbach
During the Top 15 Q&A portion, the aspiring beauty queen was asked, “What are your insights on the government’s Build Build Build program?”
To everyone’s surprise, she responded, “Actually, you know what, I studied so much for this Q&A but, sadly, that’s something I don’t know really much about.
“But, at least, I’m here trying to answer a good question. Thank you.”
With a smile, Sandra gave back the mic.
Miss Universe 2015 and host Pia Wurtzbach quickly commended Sandra.
“Well, I love her honestly.” Pia said. “It’s better than lying.”
Netizens couldn't agree more. They immediately tweeted their support for Binibini 35.
being honest is being intelligent though Sandara Lemonon didn't win a crown, some what how she wins the heart of the people with her honest answer#BbPilipinas2018— mswallflower (@thinkertaetae) March 19, 2018
SANDRA LEMONON acted like a queen with grace and pure honesty. #BbPilipinas2018— Witty Tweet (@wittytweetph) March 18, 2018
Still cant get over Bb Pilipinas last night. And here are my insight.— JemManlisis ???? (@akosidyimboy) March 19, 2018
1. Gray is truly deserving.
2. Gumabao deserves a higher crown.
3. Bernardo deserves a crown.
4. Rushton deserves a crown more than Gallman.
5. I fell inloved with Lemonon's honesty.#BbPilipinas2018
I didn’t see Sandra Lemonon as weak when she failed to directly answer the question. I saw her as someone strong and confident to admit what she knows and in all honesty. Still cheering you on, Binibining 35! #BbPilipinas2018— Earvin Sanchez (@EarvinSanchez) March 18, 2018
Sandra Lemonon is the bravest binibini of all binibini's who joined the pageant ???? I admire her #BbPilipinas2018— r o a y i e ???????? (@Roayieofficial) March 18, 2018
Sometimes, intelligence does not only require preparation. It requires honesty. Being intelligent is being honest in admitting that we don't know everything.— Jeffrey Rosel Abad (@abad_jeffreyr) March 18, 2018
Cheer up Ms. Sandra Lemonon#BbPilipinas2018
Sandra Lemonon may not go home with a crown tonight but she stood her ground mightier than any other candidate.— Yumiko (@mikoyoshiy) March 18, 2018
Because rather than spacing out with no answer at all, she was quick enough to acknowledge not knowing anything about it. #BbPilipinas2018
It created a wholesome meme, encouraging people to be “a Sandra Lemonon” in a world of “liars,” “pretentious,” “pabibo,” “nagpapanggap,” and “pabida-bida.”
Be Sandra Lemonon in this world full of nagpapanggap. #BbPilipinas2018— Jeppy???? (@imjeppy) March 19, 2018
Be a Sandra Lemonon in this world full of liars and pretentious and bida bidas!!???????? It's okay to be honest sometimes y'all. Nothing's wrong about it. #BBPilipinas2018— ? ? ? ? ? ? (@syofssv) March 18, 2018
Be a Sandra Lemonon in this world full or pretentious and pabibos. #BbPilipinas2018— Shin Mesina (@shimmysina) March 18, 2018
Some however realized that majority of the citizenry are not well-informed about the government's projects.
Sandra Lemonon as a citizen of this country should be responsible enough to at least know something about the gov't's Build, Build, Build program.#BbPilipinas2018— Yumiko (@mikoyoshiy) March 18, 2018
Sandra Lemonon didn't only saved herself and her dignity from embarrasment but also she did something that should reflect the country's face in terms of news: nothing much is seen but only the drug war instead of the much needed infra developments happening. #BbPilipinas2018— Hunter James (@HUNTERtheJAMES) March 18, 2018
And, really now, does anybody know the answer to what was asked Sandra?
Sandra Lemonon is so brave and honest. Teka? Ano ba kasi yang build build build na yan? Do you wanna build a snow man? #BbPilipinas2018— archie (@archyree) March 18, 2018
Gretchen Ho answered the question for Sandra.