Did You Know? Herlene “Hipon Girl” Budol Used to Compete in Beauty Pageants

She won Binibining Angono 2017!
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Nov 4, 2021
Image: INSTAGRAM/herlene_budol
Share This!

Herlene Budol, or more famously known on TV as Hipon Girl, won the hearts of viewers when she first joined variety program Wowowin as a contestant in one of its segments back in 2019. The 22-year-old's witty hirit made the audience laugh and the 100 percent real and easygoing personality she showed on TV captivated them even more.

Herlene went on to become one of the co-hosts of Wowowin after her segment on the show went viral on Facebook. While many may know her for her hardworking persona and comical lines on the variety show, did you know that she's actually experienced in pageantry?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Featured Video

In an interview with Pia Arcangel on GMA's docu-reality program Tunay na Buhay, Herlene opened up about her life before TV fame and shared that her infamous nickname actually originated from a pageant experience. Herlene has been joining beauty pageants since she was in elementary school. She recounted how she would always lose in every pageant, but that the failed attempts didn't faze her because it meant that she could just rejoin again next year. She also took it as another chance to make new friends. She even won Miss Congeniality in one of her pageants! "Parang nakakagawa po ako ng iba't ibang tropa, kasi taon-taon, iba-iba," she shared.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

On how her nickname "Hipon Girl" came to be, Herlene shared that it started when she finally won a pageant, the Binibining Angono, in 2017. According to Herlene, some of the pageant fans couldn't accept her victory because they thought the other contestants had prettier faces and that she only relied on her slim figure. "Kasi po dati yung katawan ko po talaga, parang gutumin po yung katawan ko. Ngayon ho, medyo busog na," the 5-foot-9 TV personality joked. Herlene, however, didn't let the negativity get to her, and instead used it to her advantage. 

Since joining Wowowin as a co-host, Herlene has also appeared in several TV projects in GMA, such as an episode of Magpakailanman (which received high ratings and positive feedback from viewers) and the teleserye Madrasta.

Catch the full interview here:

READ MORE:

Local Celebs Who Pursued Career Paths Different From Their College Courses

From Noise Complaints to Extra Space, 'Ms. Pastillas' Angelica Jane Yap Explains Why They Moved Houses Again

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Did You Know? 'Pastillas Girl' Angelica Jane Yap and Flow G Became Official Through Text

5 Influencers Who Appeared on TV Shows and Movies

#WATCHCANDY: Subscribe to Candy Magazine on YouTube and follow @candymagdotcom on Tiktok for guides to college life and beyond.

Candy is now on Quento! Click here to download the app and enjoy more articles and videos from Candy and your favorite websites!

REAX!
How do you feel about this article?
About the author
Mylene Mendoza
Candy Staff Writer
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Mylene
How do you feel?
Click on your mood to read related stories
The Latest
"Since bata palang ako sobrang insecure na ko...sa katawan ko, dahil sobrang payat," the singer-actress confessed.
The 18-year-old has his own YouTube channel!
There are numerous educational institutions with a commendable program in dental medicine that can help you pave your career path as a future dentist.
Both of them reportedly earned a jaw-dropping amount per episode of their most recent dramas.
The 17-year-old is a star college athlete in the making!
The couple also talked about what it's like to work together for the first time.
These content creators have skillfully incorporated a corset top into the cutest, most laid-back 'fits!
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
CONNECT WITH US