Roxanne Cabanero backs out of Miss World Philippines 2014 pageant

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Roxanne Cabanero during the screening of Bb Pilipinas 2011 (left) and Miss World Philippines 2014 (right)

Roxanne Cabanero, who accused TV host-actor Vhong Navarro of rape, withdrew from the Miss World Philippines 2014 competition a day after the official candidates were selected.

In an interview with GMA News, Cabanero said: “Kailangan eh, para maging fair naman sa ibang candidates and ma-focus ko din yung sarili ko sa kaso.” 

Cabanero alleged she was raped by Navarro on the night of April 24, 2010 during her stint in Miss Bikini Philippines. The complaint was filed at the height of the controversy surrounding a mauling incident between Navarro and the group of Deniece Cornejo and Cedric Lee.

In 2011, she was removed from the roster of official Bb Pilipinas candidates over a nude photo scandal.

Her inclusion in the Miss World Philippines roster of candidates was met with criticism online, with some saying she could taint the reputation of the pageant.

Watch Cabanero’s interview with GMA here:

Photographs: Missosology

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