Herlene Budol, inaming gustong mag-back out sa pageant nang pumanaw ang kanyang lola

Herlene Budol could not help but turn emotional in her latest interview with Toni Gonzaga, crying hard as she talked about her late grandmother, 'Nanay' Bireng.

During the interview, we learned that Toni asked the beauty queen when her grandmother passed away.

According to Herlene, her 'Nanay' Bireng celebrated her birthday on May 26 and passed away 10 days away from her special day.

"Kailan nawala si lola?" Toni asked to which Herlene explained, "May 26 po yung birthday niya, namatay po siya June 6. 10 days lang po, during pageant po."

Upon hearing this, Toni was stunned to find out that Herlene was going through tough times during the pageant.

"During pageant? So habang nagte-training ka? Pano yun?" she asked. Herlene then openly admitted, "Yun po yung sukong suko na ako."

When asked what she wanted to give up on, Herlene said she wanted to quit everything she was doing.

"Sa lahat ng ginagawa ko. Para san pa po ako magtatrabaho? Tas sabi ko nga po sa inyo na, para sa kanila lahat ng ginagawa ko. Nung nawala po si nanay, nawalan po ako ng pag-asa," she recalled.

According to Herlene, while she was competing for the crown at the pageant, people saw her smiling even though she was going through such a tough time.

"Habang rumarampa po ako, may pinagdadaanan po ako pero nakikita pa rin po nila akong ngumiti," she said.

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