Following speculations concerning the Miss Universe Philippines franchise, another issue arouses from the pageant world as to the organization dropping another franchise under its helm.
According to reports, BBP is set to drop the Miss Grand International pageant following the statement of current Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug that she hopes to have her farewell walk and pass on her crown in the upcoming Bb. Pilipinas 2019 pageant which will be held in the coming months.
It can be recalled that in August 2015, the Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) acquired the franchise of the Miss Grand International pageant wherein they appointed Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014, Parul Shah as the country’s representative to the said pageant and finished third runner-up during her stint in the same year in Bangkok, Thailand.
The first win of the country was then followed by the crowning of high caliber queens such as Nicole Cordoves who finished first runner-up in 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada and Elizabeth Clenci who finished second runner-up in 2017 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
However, Patalinjug failed to enter the first cut of the semifinals and the controversial apology video of its president, Nawat Itsaragil. Fans immediately expressed their dismay and disappointment towards the organization and they want the Bb. Pilipinas to drop its franchise.