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LOOK: Herlene Nicole Budol turns into Darna for birthday shoot

Rappler.com
LOOK: Herlene Nicole Budol turns into Darna for birthday shoot

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'Ding, ang korona,' says the comedian-beauty queen

MANILA, Philippines – From comedian host to beauty queen to superhero! Binibining Pilipinas 2022 1st runner-up Herlene Budol channeled the iconic Darna for her 23rd birthday photoshoot. 

In photos released on Wednesday, August 24, Budol, also known as Hipon Girl, donned a red-and-gold two piece costume. 

Ding, ang korona (Ding, the crown)!” Budol wrote, making a play on the character’s trademark line. 

Budol explained that the costume was inspired by what former Darna actress Marian Rivera wore for her stint as the Filipino superhero in 2009. “Natupad na din ang pangarap kong magsuot ng Darna costume sa aking kaarawan (I finally fulfilled my dream of wearing a Darna costume for my birthday),” she said. 

Budol also released a vlog of her birthday celebration where she is seen wearing the Darna costume while performing her song “Gandang Hipon.” 

LOOK: Herlene Nicole Budol turns into Darna for birthday shoot

Budol rose to fame as the “Sexy Hipon Girl” from the variety show Wowowin. In May, she joined the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 pageant.   – Rappler.com 

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