MANILA, Philippines — Tinapos na ni Miss Grand International founder Nawat Itsaragrisil ang pagkakaibigan nila ng beauty queen na si MJ Lastimosa.
Napanood ni Nawat ang video blog ni MJ na in-upload noong Setyembre, kung saan nakapanayam niya ang transgender beauty queen na si Maki Gingoyon.
Sa video, tinanong ni MJ si Maki, “What’s the worst pageant in the Philippines?”
“Miss Grand,” sagot ni Maki.
“Pilipinas o Internasyonal?” tanong ni MJ.
“Pilipinas. And international,” sagot ni Maki.
Nagtawanan tuloy ang dalawa.
Sa isang TikTok Live, sinabi ni Nawat na hindi siya makapaniwala na kinukutya ni MJ ang kanyang pageant.
“I met her many times. I’m really friendly and offer her a lot of things. She always said, ‘O, Miss Grand is number one and the huge production.’ So, that’s why last year she fly, buy her own ticket to Indonesia, and ask me favor the ticket, favor going inside backstage to doing the clip or interview, even interview myself,” sabi ni Nawat.
“I help her everything because I’m friendly and appreciate in that time because I think if friend it must be better than others. So when I went to Manila, anytime we keep calling, we are the good friend and I help her a lot.
“Even this year in Vietnam, she come to Ho Chi Minh, she came to Ho Chi Minh, she came to watch Miss Grand. Before she leave from the hotel, Rex Hotel, at the lobby. I meet her at the lobby before she leave. A couple day after coronation night, we say, ‘Oh, I love you. I like Miss Grand. Miss Grand is okay, number one.”
Sinabi tuloy ni Nawat na maraming personalidad si MJ.
“And then what she said, she play two games. This is her. So the beauty is not from the body, from the face. The body of the people, the beauty of the people must more come from inside and brain,”sinabi ni Nawat.
“Now I know you are not beauty at all. Joking. I am very sincere to meet you. I am very sincere to talk to you. But if you’re not sincere and you act different way, when you met me, you sweet talk. When you want something from me, you sweet talk. I favor, I give you all the time,”dagdag niya.
Sinabi ni Nawat na tinatapos na niya ang pagkakaibigan nila ni MJ, hindi na raw siya welcome sa Miss Grand.
“If it true, I don’t. It’s not true. I got the prize. I got best beauty pageant of the year. I have a good production. But you do that like this. I think we are no more, any more relationship in between MJ and our organization and myself,”sabi niya.
“Don’t come to Miss Grand anymore. Okay? We don’t know each other from now. I don’t want to meet the people like you. It’s below standard. It’s not sincere,”dagdag niya.