Love has no Labels – Beauty Queen from Cebu publicly admitted she has a girlfriend. A contestant surprised the audience during the Bb. Cebu pageant when she revealed she was queer during the interview portion of the contest.
When asked with the question: “Do you have a boyfriend?”, Bb. Cebu candidate Maria Izobel Taguiam from Tabogon confidently answered “Yes, but not a boyfriend but a girlfriend. Because I believe love does not see gender and if you love that someone, go for it”. Taguiam’s answer, which according to Cebu Daily News was met with applause and cheers from the audience.
Taguiam met her girlfriend, MJ Lequin, through mutual friends months ago.
“I’m just proud to have her,” she told Cebu Daily News in a post-pageant interview. “I just want to tell people it is indeed okay to love someone regardless of gender… She’s someone worth loving, she has a beautiful soul.”
Taguiam did not make it to the final cut but definitely her public declaration of love was not overlooked. She celebrated her accomplishment and in a Facebook post declared that she has no regrets about her answer.
I have always doubted myself. This is my 2nd pgeant pa. In fact, I was preparing myself to handle the situation if ever…
MJ Lequin, her loving and supportive girlfriend, shared a post of her own, celebrating her love for Taguiam.
You may have not won the crown as the first Binibining Cebu, but tonight you won everyones heart, and my heart. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU Maria Izobel Taguiam 😍 Congrats for making it to top 12 😘#Lovewins💕
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