Last May 14, contestants of Binibining Pilipinas pageant showcased their gowns for the Grand Santacruzan event. Herlene Budol, also known as Hipon Girl, was one of the candidates who stood out in the parade.
In a post uploaded by Binibining Pilipinas on their official Facebook page, netizens were stunned by how stunning Herlene looked wearing the gown. She wore a mermaid-cut pink gown with blue pearls and a tall headdress that trailed down almost all the way to her ankles. What shocked them the most was how much the gown and headdress cost––Php 150,000–– according to her instagram post.
She shared a photo of herself before she wore the gown. “Mga Hiponatics, eto yung na assign kay Hipon girl nyo sa Binibining Pilipinas Pamayanan Guadalupe para sa Flores de Mayo. Ginastusan etong creation na sobrang detalyado sa halagang 150,000 php.”
Additionally, she also thanked her mentors, family, and her long-time friend, Madam Inutz, for giving her the extra push to finish the beauty pageant. She continued to ask her fans, Hiponatics, for their continued support as she continues her beauty pageant journey to the crown.
With Herlene being part of the Top 40 in Binibining Pilipinas 2022, she has the chance to represent the country in the Miss International, Miss Globe, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Grand International pageants.
The 22 year-old rose to fame after being one of the hosts of Wowowin wherein she was dubbed as the Hipon Girl. On top of being busy competing in Binibining Pilipinas, Herlene is also a senior in college taking up Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management.