MANILA, Philippines - After a string of disqualifications for this year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant, another candidate is struck off the list of 40 official candidates vying for the country's most prestigious beauty title.
In a statement, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) said candidate Bianca Paz is out of the competition "due to circumstances affecting her which recently came to light."
"Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. has today removed another candidate from the 2011 roster due to circumstances affecting her which recently came to light. As with the previous statement, we urge everyone to cease further speculation regarding the matter as respect to the privacy and integrity of all those concerned," BPCI said in a statement Thursday.
The 2-time Binibining Pilipinas candidate was reportedly released from the official list because she posed for a sexy calendar in the past.
The photo shoot had behind the scenes footage, where the side of Bianca's breast was reportedly exposed.
Paz was an official candidate of the pageant in 2009 and placed 6th overall in the final standings.
Early this month, beauty queen hopeful Roxanne Cabanero was also removed from the official list of Binibining Pilipinas candidates because of a nude photo scandal.
Cabanero, however, vehemently denied that she is the woman in the picture.