MANILA – Host Tim Yap on Sunday apologized to those who were offended by his Twitter posts about the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2017 pageant.
This after some netizens criticized Yap for his comments about this year’s candidates.
He said that “some of the girls don’t look like they come from the provinces they represent” in a tweet that has since been deleted.
In another post, Yap said many of the candidates look like singer and dancer Mocha Uson, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest supporters.
Hours later, Yap said he did not mean to offend anyone, saying “everyone is beautiful no matter where they’re from.”
Filipino-British beauty Rachel Peters was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2016, succeeding Maxine Medina, in the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 pageant held on Sunday night.
Yap was one of the many Filipinos who congratulated Peters, saying her win was “well-deserved.”