Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Samantha Ashley Lo was reported to have been deported back to the Philippines after French authorities found out that she was allegedly holding a fake passport.
While the beauty queen still kept mum about the issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told ABS-CBN News that she “was unable to continue her journey to Caracas due to alleged issues with her passport.”
“Based on an ongoing investigation, the DFA confirms that Ms. Lo has no record in the DFA passport database and is continuing the process of ascertaining the facts of the case,” it added.
The Cebuana beauty queen was on her way to Venezuela to represent the Philippines at the Miss Grand International pageant when she was held at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.
There is still no final answer as to whether the Philippines is still included as one of the contenders in the Miss Grand International pageant.