Herlene Budol, popularly known as Hipon Girl, graduated from college with a tourism management degree on Sunday, July 17.
The Binibining Pilipinas candidate shared her milestone to her followers on social media. She dedicated her undergraduate degree to her family who she said have been supportive of her career.
In a previous interview, the 22-year-old BS Tourism Management graduate shared that she wanted to finish her education to make her family proud.
“To my Nanay Bireng & Tatay Oreng, you both are the priceless blessing in my life. I wouldn't be where I am today without your inspiration & support,” she wrote.
All throughout her graduation ceremony, Herlene could be seen holding the photo of her late grandmother who passed away last month. She also brought the photo of her late grandmother up on stage when she received an award.
“Nanay Bireng, this is for you!! Face of (CSJP) College and Saint John Paul ️ Thank you lord for all the blessings ,” she added.
Herlene graduated at the College of Saint John Paul II with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management. Currently, she is getting ready for the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2022. She made it to the Top 40 of the competition.
Recently, Herlene was criticized by netizens for sporting an Afro hairstyle in one of her photoshoots. Netizens quickly educated the Binibining Pilipinas candidate on why the hairstyle shouldn’t be used by just anyone.
The 22 year-old rose to fame after being one of the hosts of Wowowin wherein she was dubbed as the Hipon Girl.