Lana Roi hurt over Bb. Pilipinas disqualification

Lana Roi  is hurt over her disqualification in the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 pageant.
 
Lana, whose real name is Theresa Fenger was taken out of the pageant because her girl group, Eurasia was featured in  FHM Magazine in 2010. 
 
Bb. Pilipinas has a rule that automatically disqualifies a candidate who has posed for a sexy magazine.
 
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“l'm hurt to know that I’m being judged in the wrong way for being on FHM when some photos from the pageant are more revealing and sexy. It was Eurasia's management’s choice at that time for us to be featured on FHM. It wasn’t me wanting to be on the magazine,” she said at the presscon organized by Day By Day Care and Youth Foundation, which Lana is endorsing.
 
The singer-songwriter categorically denied participating in “any bold activity nor have been photographed nude or partially nude," as pageant contract rules state.
 
She explained that the FHM photo with her in a “one piece performing costume” was just meant to promote her group and it new album.
 
But she added that she can’t do anything anymore after she was left behind in a room and told by the pageant lawyers that they made a decision to let her go.

Still, Lana is not bitter.  In fact, she is bent on watching the Bb. Pilipinas coronation night live on Sunday, April 14 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to support some of the girls who have become her friends.
 
“I have no regrets joining the pageant,” she states. “I’m happy to have been part of it.”
 
Lana even wants to thank Stella Marquez Araneta,  chair of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI) and wishes her luck.
 
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She now looks at the whole issue as a blessing in disguise.  Lana takes it a signal to return to her passion: music.
 
Lana is looking forward to her new album, which will be released middle of the year.  She herself wrote all the songs in the  album, titled “This is the Real Me.”
 
“God has better plans for me,” she goes on.
 
Help for the youth
 
Part of those plans is helping young people get the education they deserve through Day by Day Care and Youth Foundation. Established late last year by Jojo Toledo, Cesar Marariola, Robert Pangilinan and Pastor Roland Pawig, the Foundation  brought food to Mandaluyong streetkids.   The foundation aims to pursue programs in entpreneurship, education, livelihood, career development, socio-economic services, spiritual and social value enhancement and sports.
 
Toledo they found an ideal endorser in Lana, who can reach out to the young peoplem not only through words, but through the universal language that is music.
 
Some of the foundation’s upcoming activities are a concert, fun run to raise funds for a scholarship program, regular lugaw patrol sessions and sports development.

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