Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart became the subject of netizens' ridicule after she bashed the newly crowned Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espín from Ecuador.
The bashing was recorded in a video where Schweighart was seen and heard uttering, "Yung nanalo peke ilong, peke baba, peke boobs! Miss Earth, dapat natural.", referring to Miss Earth 2016 winner.
Netizens lambasted her action and expressed disgust over the comment she made.
Due to unfavorable reactions she received, Schweighart Imelda Schweighart relinquished her crown as Miss Philippines Earth. Organizers of Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth accepted her voluntary resignation.
In her facebook account, she posted the following comment but later deleted it.
Prior to this, the country's bet to Miss Earth 2016 became controversial when she made a comment about Hitler to Miss Earth Austria Kimberly Budinsky a few days before the pageant.
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