Bb. Pilipinas Disqualifies Theresa Fenger Due to Racy Photos?

The disqualified Theresa Fenger (left) has been replaced by KC Cahandig

The disqualified Theresa Fenger (left) has reportedly been replaced by KC Cahandig who is now the new Binibini #35 (KC’s photo from

Update: According to the blogsite Fashion Pulis, Theresa Fenger voluntarily resigned from her candidacy at Bb. Pilipinas 2013.  She reportedly discovered too late, the rule that girls who’ve done sexy photos for men’s magazines automatically lose any chance of joining the pageant. Click on the link above to read the story.

Received the disturbing news from an ABQ reader yesterday that pageant favorite Theresa Fenger (aka Lana Roi of the all-girl group Eurasia) has been disqualified from the roster of official candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 due to the discovery of racy photos she did for a magazine. This news was supported by some pageant fans close to the Bb. Pilipinas camp as well as

While I don’t argue much with Bb. Pilipinas’ policy of not accepting candidates who have posed for such photo spreads, it breaks my heart to see Theresa Fenger go. And I was going to put her in ABQ’s Top 15!


In cases like this, I just wish that it would not reach the point of disqualification. It’s embarrassing for the girl and makes Bb. Pilipinas look like a killjoy. If only such details came out during the screening so you can deal with issues as early as possible.

Remember the case of Sandra Seifert? She got disqualified 2 days before coronation in the Bb. Pilipinas 2009 pageant because of a similar photo spread that she had done for a magazine. However, Sandra went on to join and win the Miss Philippines Earth pageant later that year.

Will Theresa Fenger do a Sandra Seifert and seek vindication by joining either Miss World Philippines or Miss Philippines Earth? It’s unlikely. Theresa Fenger is already 25 years old, a year too old for Miss World Philippines and her handler is reportedly not inclined to send her to Miss Philippines Earth (reportedly due to certain affiliations). Of course, Theresa can always go independent and join on her own. Sandra Seifert was also 25 years old when she won MPE 2009.

But the story is not entirely that sad because one woman’s loss is another one’s gain. Replacing Theresa Fenger is KC Cahandig from General Santos City (where Shamcey Supsup is from). I can just imagine her surprise at the unexpected turn of events. Wouldn’t it be wild if she performs so well that she grabs one of the crowns? We’ll see what happens on April 14, 2013… can’t wait for it!