Controversial beauty queen Janina San Miguel has resigned as the Philippines’ official representative to the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BCPI) said late Monday.
San Miguel won the Binibining Pilipinas-World crown despite having difficulty answering in the Question and Answer portion in English.
A statement from the BPCI said San Miguel cited as reason for her decision the recent death of his grandfather.
“The untimely demise of her grandfather, among other personal reasons, has caused her undue stress, thus hindering her from fulfilling her duties for the said title,” the BPCI said.
1st Runner-Up Danielle Castaño will replace San Miguel as the official Philippine representative to the Ms. World 2008 pageant in Johannesburg.