After all the controversies, aspiring beauty queen Roxanne Cabañero has joined this year’s Miss World Philippines.
Cabañero is one of the 21 candidates who will try to follow the footsteps of Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
Roxanne Cabañero became a controversial name after she came out in the public and filed a rape case against comedian-host Vhong Navarro this year. Back in February, Roxanne accused Vhong of raping her in 2010. At the time she met Vhong, she was a contestant in another beauty contest.
In an article posted on GMANetwork.com, Cabañero shared in an interview with PEP the reason why she joined the competition.
“It was a decision made by me and my boyfriend and my family din. Kasi, there was a psychological battle after nung sa case last seven months ago, so I have this… parang alam mo yung feeling na you don’t want to go out sa bahay,” she said.
“One of the reasons I wanted to join the pageant, I wanted to reclaim my confidence again that I’ve lost seven months ago because I was publicly humiliated. And second, I wanted to raise an advocacy na parang to really promote an advocacy against abused women, women who went through sexual violations… parang ganun,” she added.
Do you think Roxanne Cabañero has the chance of winning the competition?