Binibining Pilipinas 2016 early favorite, Kim Ross Delos Santos, was disqualified from this year’s competition allegedly over a fashion editorial photo done by Doc Marlon Pecjo in the past.
The 26-year-old model was booted out of the competition by the pageant organizer’s legal team.
The BPCI has yet to make an official statement, but looks like her disqualification is already final.
Beauty pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud, the mentor of reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wortzbach, believes that Delos Santos is among the strongest bets of his camp at this year’s pageant.
He expressed his great disappointment with the lawyers of BPCi for disqualifying Kim Ross delos Santos just for posing for a sexy fashion test shoot.
“Last year they did not disqualify someone who posed half naked on FHM,” he stressed. “Hello? Give justice to Kim Ross!” he pleaded.
This is not the first time the organizers disqualified a contestant because of a racy shoot. Miss World 2013 Megan Young was also not permitted to join Bb. Pilipinas for the same reason.