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The Problem with Keeping it Real

The Problem with Keeping it Real

Perspectives
IS IT still good to “be real” if the “real” you is bitter and hateful? In a video that went viral online, former Miss Earth-Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart could be seen letting go of her “true self” as she hung around her fans in the backstage after the pageant. In the video, she was caught saying, “’Yung nanalo peke ilong, peke baba, peke boobs. Miss Earth dapat natural ‘di ba?” Apparently, Schweighart, who did not even make it to the pageant’s top 16, was talking about Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador. The small crowd cheered her on, unalarmed by the fact that our country was being represented by a disgraceful sore loser saved by her looks. Sour grape is perhaps typical to us Filipinos. Millions cried for a recount when Bongbong Marcos lost the vice-presiden...