Marami ang nagulat sa hindi pag-uwi ng korona ni Vickie Marie Rushton sa grand coronation ng Binibining Pilipinas 2018 noong Linggo, Marso 18.
Ang nakuhang puwesto ng dating Pinoy Big Brother housemate ay first runner-up.
This crown means I have a purpose and I am ready to blossom to what I am meant to be. . To @bbpilipinasofficial, thank you for the opportunity for me to further strengthen my advocacy for the PWDs and their families. I am excited to whatever is in store for me and for us. . To my @kfforcrownandcountry Family, thank you for guiding me. I love you all. . To my Binibini sisters, I’m happy to have shared this journey with you. . To #Vimnatics, #VimNiel and #Vicktorious, thank you for believing in me. Pinalakas niyo loob ko. ???? . To my family and friends, you have been and always be my inspiration. I love you!!! To @francislibiran @francislibiran8, i was just once a fan. (I remember sending a friend request in 2012. Haha!) now, you always make sure I feel the prettiest when I wear your creations. You’ve always made me feel like a queen since 2014. Know that I treasure all your advices - in life and in love. Haha! Thank you very much and also to @victorharryx. I love you. . To @goodtracker23 and team of David’s Salon, my HMUA, maraming maraming salamat Sir Louie, kahit ngarag tayo dahil ako number 1, natawid natin. Haha! Thank you po! . To @starmagicphils, @pattyyap, @jakegalvez, thank you for all the help. Salamat po sa tiwala. . To my baba, @thejasonabalos, thank you for pushing me to join this year. ???? Thank you for the sacrifices. I am grateful for your support throughout this journey. Thank you for lifting me up and for listening when I feel like I need to pour my heart out. I love you baba! . From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! ♥?♥?♥? . . . ©?Joselito Caleon
Bago ang coronation night ng Binibining Pilipinas 2018, si Vickie ang isa sa hinuhulaang mananalo at makakakuha ng alinman sa anim na beauty titles.
Si Catriona Gray ang nag-uwi ng pinakamahalagang korona bilang Miss Universe Philippines 2018.
Ang iba pang mga nanalo ay sina Ma. Athisa Manalo (Bb. Pilipinas-International 2018), Karen Gallman (Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018), Michele Gumabao (Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2018),
Eva Patalinjug (Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2018), at Jehza Huelar (Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2018).
Second runner-up naman si Samantha Bernardo.
Binatikos ang naging sagot ni Karen Gallman sa question-and-answer portion ng patimpalak.
Tinanong siya tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng pangatlong restroom para sa transgenders.
Sagot ni Karen, “I definitely agree there should be a third restroom for transgender. Because us women would also like a privacy, and also with men.
"And also we have a separate room for the transgender. It just serves as equality and privatization. Thank you."
Dahil dito, marami ang nagsasabing dapat ay si Vickie na lamang ang binigyan ng Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018 title at hindi si Karen.
Mas maganda raw kasi ang naging sagot ni Vickie sa tanong sa kanya.
Sa ekslusibong panayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kay Vickie sa pamamagitan ng Facebook Messenger kahapon, Marso 21, sinabi niyang hindi siya dapat ikumpara kay Karen.
Pahayag niya, “Karen is my friend and she deserves it.
“Everyone worked hard for a crown.
“I believe she knows what she really meant, and she is someone who doesn’t want to offend anybody."
Dagdag ni Vickie, “It’s just that it is not easy to stand in front of many people, it is really nerve-racking to be on stage.”
FIRST RUNNER-UP FINISH. Bago maging kandidata sa Binibining Pilipinas 2018, lumaban at nanalo na si Vickie bilang Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011.
Sa kabuuan, naging magandang karanasan daw ang pagsali niya sa Binibining Pilipinas dahil na rin sa mga taong bumubuo nito.
Aniya, “My experience in Binibining Pilipinas is a lot different from the other pageants I’ve joined.
“I can really feel the love of a mother from Madamme Stella Marquez Araneta.
“She is so caring and so protective of us.
“I love how she makes sure we are happy with what we are wearing.”
Dugtong pa ni Vickie, “About winning, I believe it is everyone’s goal and everyone is deserving of a spot, they are all amazing women.
“Being first runner up is an accomplishment.”
Ano naman ang reaksiyon niya sa mga nagsasabing dapat ay sumali siya ulit sa Binibining Pilipinas sa 2019?
Tugon niya, “At first, I don't know how to react or what to feel.
"But, nakakatuwa na naniniwala sila sa akin at gusto pa nila ulit ako makita sa Binibining Pilipinas stage."