Remember former Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart? Well, the controversial ex-beauty queen, who drew flak for bashing Miss Earth 2016 winner Miss Ecuador Katherine Espin, is back in the limelight with a somewhat unexpected announcement.
Imelda revealed on Instagram that she gave birth to her son, Sun Noach, on July 21, 2017. She writes that she labored for seven hours and had a water birth right at home.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Imelda shares why she kept her pregnancy a secret. "Itinago ko [ang] pagbubuntis ko para 'di ka mapagkaisahan ng mga taong walang awa... (I kept my pregnancy a secret so that heartless people wouldn't insult or take advantage of you.)"
She continues: "Kaso, anak, 'di ko matiis na ipagmalaki ka dahil hindi kita kayang itago. Kung pagkaisahan man tayo, pasensya ka na, gagawin ko ang lahat para maipagtanggol ka pag dating ng panahon sa legal na paraan. (But, my son, I can't resist telling the world about you because I can't find it in myself to keep you a secret. If we are taken advantage of in the future, I'm sorry. I will do everything to defend you legally.)"
Imelda and the reports didn't identify the baby's father.