BEAUTY queen Winwyn Marquez has confirmed that she will not be joining this year’s Binibining Pilipinas via an official statement on Instagram on Thursday night.
The 26-year-old star, who was being eyed to join the national pageant this June, said that she has chosen not to push through due to prior commitments at work.
“I’m so humbled by your thoughts and words of encouragement in joining this pageant season. Sobrang nakakataba po ng puso but due to my work commitments and upcoming projects with my current network, I will not be able to join BBP since I have an existing contract and projects lined up,” she said.
“There will always be a part of me that wants to compete in the pageant setting, at masakit din sa akin na hindi ako makakasali pero alam ko na hindi pwede sabay sabay ang lahat ng bahay. Kailangan mag-focus lang po sa isa to be able to succeed and do things well,” she added.
Winwyn previously competed in Binibining Pilipinas in 2015, wherein she finished among the Top 15, along with three special awards - Best National Costume, Miss Talent and “She’s so JAG” Award.
In 2017, after a successful stint in Miss World Philippines, the daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana. (Push)