ICYMI, Aya Abesamis replaces Samantha Lo as Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019
It’s official! Aya Abesamis is the new Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019, replacing Samantha Lo. The official Facebook page of BPCI confirmed the news through a photo taken during World Slasher Cup 1 press conference.
Aya, alongside Bb. [Pilipinas] Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe and Bb. [Pilipinas] Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul, can be seen wearing the Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 sash.
In a separate post, they officially confirmed that she now holds one of the crowns of the BPCI. “#Spotted: Our Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 @ayabesamis at the World Slasher Cup 1 press conference held at the Novotel Manila Araneta City. #BbPilipinas2019,” the caption read.
Moreover, prior to this announcement, Samantha posted a controversial statement on her Instagram account, signing off as the Miss Grand International Philippines.
“She took off her crown
And thanked it for everything
Left…so she could live
Miss Grand Philippines 2019 officially signing off. Maraming Salamat Pilipinas🇵🇭 Now I’m off to my new path”
Meanwhile, as of this writing, BPCI has not yet confirmed whether Samantha resigned or was dethroned.
Last October 2019, Samantha competed in Miss Grand International pageant in Venezuela but failed to enter the semi-finals. In fact, her stint has become controversial after arriving days late in the competition.