Karen Laurrie Mendoza confirms comeback at Binbining Pilipinas 2022

04 Feb 2022 | Camilla Suarez

The 58th Binibining Pilipinas is all set to host its coronation in July 2022 with four crowns at stake - Binibining Pilipinas International, Globe, Intercontinental, and Grand International. The screening of the applicants will start in the month of March, whereas the Opening salvo of the pageant will be a grand Flores de Mayo parade at Araneta City this May followed by other pre-pageant activities and charity events.

Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Top 13 semi-finalist Karen Laurrie Mendoza has recently created buzz as she confirmed to comeback for the upcoming edition. Karen was the Iloilo representative last year. The diva was under spotlight with her question-and-answer performance at the 2021 pageant.



Mendoza made a major stir on social media with her response to judge Boy Abunan's perplexing question concerning mental health. “When is it okay not to be okay and when is it not okay to be not okay?” asked Abunda at the finals.

Mendoza answered, “You know, sometimes, it’s hard to move on especially if we lost our loved ones, when we’re depressed when we have anxiety, but most of all, when we want to move forward in life. You know, my favorite saying in a movie Disney, ‘Inside Out,’ is embrace your sadness because in embracing your sadness, you will feel happiness afterwards.”



She is 25-years-old and is a cabin crew member. Her advocacy is to educate and make people aware of the various mental health issues in the world and draw their attention to giving importance to them, and this comes from her own experience.

Prior to this, the diva was also a part of Binibining Pilipinas 2020. She was also awarded as Supermodel Philippines in year 2019. She is strong, beautiful, and determined to make a significant change in society with her platform and has emerged as one of the favorites for the crown.