Comedian Joey Marquez did not approve at first his daughter Winwyn Marquez’s decision to join beauty contests because of his great concern for her health.
KAMI learned about Joey’s revelation from ABS-CBN News.
"Alam mo 'yung disiplinang ginawa ni Wynwyn, kahanga-hanga ho. Parang hindi ko makayanan eh.
“Actually, minsan naaawa nga ako sa kanya kasi nagdiyeta, nag-exercise, nagpa-practice.
“Minsan sinasabi ko nga sa kanya, is it worth it na magkasakit ka sa ginagawa mo?"
"Eh ayaw daw niyang mapahiya, at sabihing mali ang pagkakapili sa kanya para ilaban sa ganung kalaking contest," Joey revealed.
He was also concerned about Winwyn’s participation in the Reina Hispanoamericana pageant since she is not fluent in Spanish.
Winwyn won that pageant on November 5 (Philippine time) in Bolivia.
"Actually noong una kinakabahan kami eh kasi among all the candidates, siya lang ata ang hindi ganun kabihasang mag-Kastila. Kaya nga sabi ko, papaano na kaya ngayon," Joey said.
He added that Winwyn promised to pursue a doctorate degree as a condition for Joey’s approval of her decision to join beauty pageants.
KAMI wants to remind you not to be afraid to dream big and reach for the stars!