Pinangalanan ni Miss Earth Guam Emma Sheedy ang umano’y nang-sexual harass sa mga kandidata sa kasagsagan ng pre-pageant activity ng beauty contest.
Sa Instagram post ni Sheedy, isang sponsor din umano ang nagpakita ng motibo sa kanya, kasunod ng paglantad nina Miss Canada at Miss England sa ginawang pangha-harass ng nasabing lalaki sa kanila sa Manila Yacht Club.
Pinangalan na ni Miss Guam ang sponsor na sinabing isang Amado S. Cruz, ang lalaking nangmanyak sa kanilang mga Miss Earth candidate.
“The sponsor who’s name is Amado S. Cruz became a problem for many of the delegates, including myself. To focus on ONLY myself, I was pulled aside multiple times to be invited to Boracay, private islands and into his house and insisted that I and “the latino women dance for him,” saad sa caption ni Sheedy.
Kanya ring ipinost ang larawan ng nasabing lalaki sa kanyang Instagram story.
Pinatahimik rin umano siya ni Cruz tungkol sa insidente kung saan hinawakan nito ang kanyang likuran na exposed dahil sa suot na costume.
“Amado S. Cruz grabbed my bare backside at the National Costume Competition where I was able to push him away, but he consistently told me not to tell anyone about any of the instances.”
Kanila rin aniyang kinausap si Lorraine Schuck, ang Vice President of Miss Earth, para hindi na makasali sa mga aktibidades si Cruz, ngunit namataan pa rin itong paligid-ligid hanggang sa coronation night.
My side of the Miss Earth International Experience: – After a year and a half of preparation for my first beauty pageant; the Miss Earth pageant, I was excited to travel back to the Philippines for the 6th time. The hospitality of the Filipinos is not found anywhere else. The Philippines is like a second home to me. I joined the pageant to make a difference and be a role model to those around me. I enjoyed a majority of the pageant, but what I did not know, is that a specific sponsor from the Manila Yacht Club would change the way I see pageantry and sponsors. The sponsor who’s name is Amado S. Cruz became a problem for many of the delegates, including myself. To focus on ONLY myself, I was pulled aside multiple times to be invited to Boracay, private islands and into his house and insisted that I and “the latino women dance for him.” Amado S. Cruz grabbed my bare backside at the National Costume Competition where I was able to push him away, but he consistently told me not to tell anyone about any of the instances. At the Manila Yacht Club, Amado S. Cruz ensured that the team managers and security personnel were separated in another room, this is where he made many girls uncomfortable. A groups of us left the room because we felt uncomfortable, but Amado S. Cruz followed us and insisted that we stayed inside to dance with him. We asked our team managers to bring us to the busses, which took over 20 minutes for them finally to do. Later on that night @missjaimeyvonne and @Miss.Earth.England spoke on the phone with Lorraine Schuck, the Vice President of Miss Earth, who assured them that Amado S. Cruz would not be at any other event. From the moment the pageant started until coronation night, Amado S. Cruz was at every event and dinner he could physically get to. Since other delegates have posted, multiple other queens from past years have come out about the same behavior. I want to help put a stop to this sponsor being apart of the Miss Earth International Pageant because he has become a problem for years. #missearth2018 #missearth #MeToo @missearth