For the first time ever, Richard Gutierrez hosted Binibining Pilipinas alongside returning co-host, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Only a few hours into his stint, however, and the Kapamilya actor had already become a subject of controversy on social media. Apparently, it didn’t go unnoticed by hundreds of netizens that he was ‘shouting’ all throughout the event.
First-time jitters? Nope.
Through his sister Ruffa Gutierrez, the former “La Luna Sangre” star aired his side regarding his seemingly questionable hosting skills during the beauty pageant. On Twitter, the celebrity mom relayed that it had to do with technical problems.
She was quoted as saying:
“Talking to teamgutierrez now – they have a break while the judges are deliberating. He said mahina yung audio. Pia & Chard can’t hear themselves speak so sometimes they need to raise their voices. Calling audio people… Yoo-hoo! #BbPilipinas2018.”
Meanwhile, netizens on social media couldn’t help but compare Richard to the longstanding Binibining Pilipinas emcee Xiam Lim, as well as his twin brother, TV host and VJ Raymond Gutierrez.
However, it wasn’t just Richard Gutierrez who received flak for the night. Even Pia was criticized for her ‘lousy’ presentation with netizens suggesting that the Miss Grand International 2016 First Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves should have just assumed the hosting duties of the two.
What can you say about this statement from Ruffa Gutierrez? What about your views on Richard Gutierrez’s hosting skills – did you find it a flop or not? Let us hear what you have in mind in the comments section below!