Hours after the embattled ex-Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart filed her resignation relinquishing her crown, she shows no remorse and blame people for bringing her into such mess.
“My mom is pulling me out from this mess people are getting me into. I did it myself, but it’s sad that people are doing this to me. And they are the ones calling me crazy,” Schweighart told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a phone interview after meeting with pageant organizer Carousel Productions in the group’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City on Monday afternoon.
Carousel Productions Executive Vice President Lorraine Schuck said the organization accepted this decision.
“Imelda came with her mother, from New Zealand, to pull her out because of the controversy. She could not take what was being done to her daughter and will bring her to New Zealand,” Schuck shared.
Schweighart, who missed the Top 16 in the ceremonies held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday night, said it all started with a gown.
Schweighart did not believe that her incompetence and being hard-headed brought her career into destruction, and continue to blame her critics, and even fellow contestant – especially the winner.
She claimed it started with the gown, but in reality, it started when she compared President Rodrigo Duterte to Hitler. The comparison draws flack and people started to dislike her because of her attitude.
As one social media user commented on her wall:
“To Miss Imelda Schweighart, I have three points to tell you and I hope that these would lighten up your mind. First, you are Miss Earth-Philippines, a representative to a pageant where cultures and people met. Being opinionated is one thing, but respect to other’s history and culture is another. Second, acceptance is the beginning of healing and moving forward. Don’t make a mess out of your ignorance and pride. Your lapses were very obvious and an apology is the best way to iron things out. And lastly, beauty and character can never and should never be separated. When you are ready, you can return to the Philippines and be the beauty that truly deserves a Filipina character!”
Meanwhile, the organizers are planning to award the Miss Philippines-Earth title to Schweighart’s runner up, 2016 Miss Philippines-Air Kiara Giel Gregorio.
“We haven’t spoken to her about this yet. But she should be the one who should inherit the title,” Schuck said.