- A contestant from the Philippines asked an Austrian contestant if Hitler was from Austria
- After the shocked Austrian girl admitted that Hitler indeed was from Austria the Filipino beauty compared President Duterte to Hitler
- However she has already apologized for her brash remarks and says she is a supporter of Duterte
Beauty pageant contestants aren’t known for their intellect and aristocratic manners as happens to be the case with Imelda Bautista Schweighart, a contestant from the Philippines, for the Miss Earth 2016 pageant.
Imelda shocked followers when she asked her Austrian opponent during a friendly chat “Is Hitler From Australia?”
The Austrian contestant was a bit taken aback by such a strange question and responded to Imelda by saying: “That’s a bad question because we normally don’t really talk about Hitler. But yes, he is.”
She then tried to compare the Nazi leader to the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Oh my God, our president is doing Hitler stuff here in the Philippines,” said Imelda.
This has caused a bit of an outrage in her home country as many Filipinos have flocked to Imelda’s Facebook page to comment on her outrageous words.
She apologized on Tuesday and said that she is a supporter of Duterte. She apologized for speaking without thinking and said she just reads headlines and blurts whatever comes to her mind.
However, in late September President Duterte himself stated that his war on drugs is similar to Hitler’s actions.