Herlene Budol is ready to take on the international pageant stage after Binibining Pilipinas stint.
The big news was announced by her talent manager Wilbert Tolentino during her homecoming event in Angono, Rizal.
“Gusto ko lang i-announce sa inyo na humingi ako ng basbas sa Binibining Pilipinas na naghanap ako ng international pageant na ilalaban ko pa rin si Herlene at gagamitin pa rin niya ang wikang Tagalog dahil ito ay isang marka para sa kanya dahil sine-celebrate natin ang linggo ng wika itong buwan na ito dapat proud tayo na isa tayong Pilipino,” he said.
Tolentino added that his talent will still pursue a career in showbiz as she tries her luck in pageantry.
Meanwhile, pageant newbie Budol expressed her gratitude for those who supported and armored her with knowledge before pursuing the crown.
“Alam niyo, mayroon pa palang ibubuga yung mga taong akala nila hanggang dun na lang yung utak nila. Kagaya ko po, takot ako magsalita dati sa maraming tao pero naniniwala na po ako na napagaaralan ang lahat ng bagay kaya maraming, maraming salamat po,” she said.
The comedian-turned-pageant queen bagged the first runner-up title and a number of special awards in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas competition.
Budol and her manager’s announcement came as a surprise after she told Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa that the recent pageant would be her last.
“Chinika ko si Budol sabi ko proud ako sayo ang galing mong sumagot! Sumali ka pa ulit. Sagot nya: last ko to ate. Aww why naman langga,” MJ wrote on a Twitter post.