Nina Ricci Alagao apologizes for her comment about Toni Gonzaga’s hosting stint in Binibining Pilipinas

“I did NOT criticize her, nor her performance last night in general. It was specifically the Q&A I tackled, and my intention was not how many of you might have interpreted it,” says Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2000 Nina Ricci Alagao about her statement on the hosting stint of Toni Gonzaga in Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Coronation Night.


“I apologize. If it will appease her fans then I apologize.”

Ito ang pahayag ni Nina Ricci Alagao kasunod ng komento niya tungkol sa paghu-host ni Toni Gonzaga sa Binibining Pilipinas 2015 kagabi, March 15.

Read: Toni Gonzaga's hosting stint in Binibining Pilipinas 2015 gets mixed reviews

Ayon sa Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2000, hindi porke't nagbigay siya ng kanyang opinyon sa ginawa ni Toni, ibig sabihin ay hindi na rin niya gusto ang Kapamilya TV host-actress.

“When one points out a person's mistake, that does not say anything about whether he or she hates the person,” sabi ni Nina sa kanyang panibagong Facebook post ngayong araw, March 16.

Dagdag niya, “I admire her confidence and determination.

“I have seen all her movies, been moved to tears and burst with laughter with her acts, and will continue to do so in the future.

“That does not also mean I did not defend her in the past when people spoke ill of her.

“And best of all, I admire her for having stayed chaste in a world where it is easy to be weak and stop adhering to such virtues.”

Read: Toni Gonzaga's hosting stint in Binibining Pilipinas 2015 gets mixed reviews


EXPLAINING HER OPINION. Kasunod nito ay ipinaliwanag ni Nina isa-isa ang mga sinabi niya sa kanyang naunang Facebook post.

Sa unang post, sinabi ni Nina: “Try going back 15 years to the time when she was brown-skinned, her nose untrimmed; to the time when she would pass by and you not take notice.”

Saad ng dating beauty queen, “I find nothing wrong in looking back and seeing how much better life has become.

“It will be a constant reminder that we should aspire to improve ourselves every day and with every experience.

“It will be a constant reminder that we should aspire to improve ourselves every day and with every experience.”

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Paglilinaw pa niya, “Going under the knife is something I have yet to explore, and will not judge those who have done it.

“I believe it to be a powerful tool in making people's lives better.

“So, if I may have mentioned anything that I don't suppose is a secret, know that it was not meant to humiliate.

"It was simply to state that we should allow people room to get better."

Gusto rin linawin ni Nina na hindi niya sinabing hindi naging maganda ang paghu-host ni Toni sa Binibining Pilipinas, kung saan madalas ay humihirit ito sa kalagitnaan ng programa.

Sa halip, aniya, “I believe that we should apply humor where appropriate.

"I commend her for her effort to lift the candidates' spirits and ease their tension with her jokes, but I wish they were more carefully chosen."

Kaugnay nito, nabanggit ni Nina na nagustuhan niya ang inasal ng komedyanteng si Vice Ganda, na isa sa mga hurado sa Binibining Pilipinas 2015.

“He delivered his question in a manner appropriate for a Bb. Pilipinas judge, quite contrary to how he would normally handle such circumstances, what with his bubbly humor and perky personality. Indeed it was a class act.”


NOT AFFECTED. Inulan ng batikos si Nina dahil sa kanyang unang Facebook post tungkol sa paghu-host ni Toni sa Binibining Pilipinas 2015.

Gayunman, hindi naman daw siya naaapektuhan ng mga ito.

Pahayag ni Nina, “People will love us hate us for what we do or say, and for how they interpret the things we do or say.

“I had my time of criticism in 2000: I looked like a horse; won for being smart not beautiful; didn't look anything like a beauty queen... it's endless.

“But I was gracious in accepting all those criticisms, and used them for my betterment.”

Sa huli, diin ni Nina: “I apologize once and for all, and wish we'd all be open-minded about this.

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“I did NOT criticize her, nor her performance last night in general.

“It was specifically the Q&A I tackled, and my intention was not how many of you might have interpreted it.”


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