Ferina de Paz of Muntinglupa Backs Out of Miss Philippines Earth 2013; ABQ Disappointed!
Just got back home from a fun party night at F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City with the contestants of Miss Philippines Earth 2013. (Click here to see photos of that party!) Unfortunately, one of my favorite contestants, Ferina de Paz of Muntinglupa was conspicuously absent; some of the girls told me she had some other commitment and couldn’t make it. But someone else whispered to me that she had backed-out. My eyes popped out and I thought, “it can’t be possible. Ferina Paz can’t back out again!”
She had joined Miss Philippines Earth in 2010 (she was contestant #29) but had to give up half-way through, reportedly because of health issues. What was the reason this time?
I tracked down Miss Philippines Earth founder Lorraine Schuck to see if it was true: did Ferina de Paz really back out? Lorraine confirmed the bad news but I said – don’t the girls have to sign a contract that they just can’t back out? Apparently, Ferina de Paz had a valid reason so MPE had to let her go. I tried my best to squeeze out the details from Lorraine but she just said, “I’ll tell you one day, maybe after the pageant is done.”
Hmmm… I wonder what on EARTH happened to Ferina de Paz?!!! And I chose her as one of my three favorites in the Darling of the Press 2013 voting. I checked out her Facebook and nothing seems to be amiss. Her most current photos are from the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 pageant with not one whisper of her backing out. I really believed she had a chance at the Top 5 and maybe even winning the crown. I hope she’s alright…