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Albee Benitez says Negrenses proud of Vickie Rushton despite Binibining Pilipinas loss

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Despite her failure to snatch the Binibining Pilipinas crown, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez only has kinds words to say about Negrense beauty titlist Vickie Rushton.

Rushton, 26, who hails from Talisay City in Negros Occidental, cornered six special awards, but failed to secure any of the five crowns in this year’s beauty contest.

“I have words of encouragement and support for her. Circumstances or consequences do not define one’s character but provide opportunities for more challenges,” said Benitez.

“We are proud of her, a tumandok of Talisay City, and recognize her potential for greater things,” he added.

In the question and answer segment of the show, Rushton, who was asked why mental health is as important as physical health, buckled and lost her train of thought.