Former Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart expressed her dismay over the viral video where she was heard calling newly-crowned Miss Earth Katherine Espin a retokada beauty.
Speaking about Katherine, Imelda exclaimed in the said video: “Yung nanalo peke ilong, peke baba, peke boobs! Miss Earth, dapat natural!”
Asked how she feels about it making rounds online, Imelda replied, “I feel bad for Katherine kasi she will watch it over and over again and people will bother her with that over and over again.
“It's online and you know...”
Imelda was interviewed by CNN Philippines' Pinky Webb this Thursday, November 3.
When the video in question was played in the studio, Imelda gushed, “Oh my gosh! There's the video again.”
Imelda further stated that she felt bad that fellow Filipinos were the ones who circulated it online.
“Yeah, I feel violated.
“Why would my fellow Filipinos put that video online? Like, why would you even do that?”
IMELDA'S RESIGNATION. It can be recalled that Imelda immediately resigned as Miss Philippines Earth after she drew flak from social media because of the said viral video.
Imelda also issued a public apology to Katherine in a separate interview.
“If it's a crime to tell the truth, I'm sorry.
“I didn't mean to offend Miss Ecuador… I don't know her enough but she was my roommate.”
REGRETS. Meanwhile, Imelda claimed that she was surprised that she didn't make it to Miss Earth 2016's Top 16 finalists.
Based on her latest interview, the former Miss Philippines Earth representative said, “I was expecting I would get in kasi I'm on point on everything.
“For example, my walk, I studied it — my custom-made walk for Miss Earth pageant.
“I was sad I cannot perform it. It was so amazing...
“Sayang because a lot of people could learn from that technique.”
Imelda maintained that even Carousel Productions told her that she did well during the Q&A portion.
“Aside from all the controversies that happened to me, I feel like that happened [pageant loss] because people somehow didn't want a three-peat.
“Some people were praying sana walang three peat. Maybe that's were I got anxiety attacks with that energy. Because I'm a very, very sensitive person.
“Yeah, I was getting the vibe.”