Janicel Lubina’s Egypt Visa Denied Due to “Security Risk”?
Hmmm… How bizarre. Janicel Lubina was reportedly denied a visa to Egypt due to security reasons. Perhaps she is a security risk kasi all the candidates in Top Model of the World will lose the crown to her? KALERKY to the max!
I’m so annoyed by this piece of news but will not let it get my goat. Egypt is still on my bucket list as a vacation destination but will keep in mind that some of their consuls are…. Well, you can supply the adjective because baka ma-deny din ako ng visa! Hahaha!
Here is the official statement from Janicel Lubina and her camp:
Top Model of the World Philippines Inc. the official franchise holder of Top Model of the World in the Philippines informs the public, with a heavy heart, that our country’s official delegate, Ms. Janicel Lubina, will no longer be competing in the Top Model of the World competition on April 11, 2014 in El Gouna, Red Sea in Egypt after she was denied a visa by the Egyptian embassy due to “security reasons”. We were all in high hopes that her visa would be released in time, hence the Send-off Presscon last March 25, since there was no hint of a visa application rejection.
All efforts have been exhausted to solve the problem and even Detlef Tursies, President and Owner of World Beauty Organization, the organizers of Top Model of the World pageant, pulled some strings to contact the Consul from the Philippines but to no avail.
Top Model of the World Phils. Inc tied up with Slimmers World International, organizers of Miss Bikini Phils. Pageant only in sending Ms. Janicel Lubina to the Top Model of the World Inc. since she is the reigning Miss Bikini Philippines. However, all preparations leading to her supposed participation in the said international pageant are all from our end and Slimmers World International holds no responsibility on the issue.
We understand the public’s sentiment re: Janicel’s non-participation in the competition because she would have been a strong contender and perhaps, would have won for our country our very first Top Model of the World title had it not been for the non-issuance of visa. We will surely learn from this experience and we pray for your continuous support to our official delegates in the coming years.
Top Model of the World Philippines, Inc.