Last April 21, Herlene “Hipon Girl” Budol shared another update regarding her application to this year’s Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant. The 22-year-old vlogger revealed she went to Araneta Coliseum to submit the rest of the requirements in order to be considered for one of the 40 slots available to make it into the competition. Herlene chose to wear a red outfit for extra luck that day.
She wrote, “Make up ko for today mga KaSquammy. wish me luck at papunta na me sa Araneta to submit my requirements sa Binibining Pilipinas. eto pala ang aking headshot Pic. Today na ang submission ng requirements sa Binibining Pilipinas. Out of 100 applicants 40 lang daw ang kukunin. Sana ipag pray nyo ako na isa ako sa mapili mga KaSquammy, Kabudol, KaHipon, Kainutz at KaFreshness family. ikaw na bahala sa akin lord and let’s hope for the best.”
The beauty pageant hopeful then shared a snapshot of herself and her manager Wilbert at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao for the final step in her pageant application. Herlene thanked her followers for giving her the support she needed to follow through with her pageant journey.
“Marami maraming Salamat mga Hiponatics at mga KaSquammy sa mga PM nyo sa akin. yung mga mensahe nyo nakakaboost ng confidence lalo na pag nabasa ko ‘kaya mo yan hips at support kami sa journey mo.’ Sobrang thankful & grateful po ako sa inyo. kaya eto si Hipon andto ngayon nakipag sapalaran para sa Binibining Pilipinas para sa aking Pamilya. bitbit ko mga requirements kasi last day submission po tayo.
“Salamat kay Manager Wilbert Tolentino sa pag gabay at pag mentor sa aking karera. Kay Tito Rodin Gilbert B.flores sa pag one on one pageant training. ipagpray nyo na sana matanggap ako bukas April 22 Friday Ang Bb. Pilipinas Final Screening Call Time 11am sa Kia Theatre. Sana makita ko mga supporters ko dto para mag picture picture. Love u all.”
In another post, Herlene shared the swimsuit photo she submitted where she wore the lucky color again. “Squammy pose muna si Hipon. Matanggap man or hindi ako matanggap bukas sa Binibining Pilipinas atleast nag try lang si Hipon. Sana ma inspire ko kayo mga Hiponatics na Never give up on ur dream. Because great things take time! Work hard & be optimistic. Turo yan ni Tito Rodin Gilbert B.flores at ni Manager Wilbert Tolentino “
Herlene ended the day with an optimistic mindset. She wrote, “Everything happens for a reason. that reason causes change. sometimes it's hard. but, in the end, it's all for the best.
“Never stop trusting God & believing in his plan. I’m thankful to my family, my friend, my manager, my mentor, my KaSquammy, KaBudol, Kainutz, KaFreshness & to my Hiponatics for all of their love & Support!
“and Lord I lift up everything to you. take my plans and have your way. I will just follow. I am not afraid because in this journey of my life, God is with me. Amen!
“Goodnight to all my Hiponatics!”
After first rising in popularity as one of Willie Revillame’s co-hosts known as “Hipon Girl” on Wowowin in 2019, Herlene moved on from her stint on the show and has become a vlogger and social media personality in platforms like Tiktok, Facebook, and YouTube.