A fan favorite, Vickie had bagged a total of six special awards earlier on during the pageant. She had also joined Binibining Pilipinas in 2018 and was actually a first runner-up.
Vickie recently guested on Tonight With Boy Abunda, where she got the chance to talk more about what really happened before the pageant and during the Q&A.
If in 2018 she wanted to win the crown and the title for herself, this 2019 she wanted to win for her advocacy supporting children with Down Syndrome. As it was her second time to join Binibining Pilipinas, Vickie shared that she was more relaxed this year and more prepared. She would read up on current events, and do her training with her walk and for the Q&A.
Because she was winning several awards during the coronation night, Vickie admitted it helped her feel more confident and relaxed before the Q&A. She even felt more at ease as it would be Daniel Padilla who would be asking her the question. Vickie shared she had worked with Daniel before on La Luna Sangre.
"Feeling ko talaga ready ako sumagot. Before noon kasi iniisip ko makakasagot ako, makakasagot ako. Tanungin niyo na ako. Parang ganon parati 'yung iniisip ko," Vickie shared.
But something she saw right before answering changed everything.
"Medyo na-distract po ako sa audience po. Pero feeling ko ako din po 'yun, kasi dapat hindi ako ma-distract, kasi dapat prepared ako. Pero hindi ko alam bakit ganoon ako ka-weak that night para ma-distract."
"Siyempre 'pag nag-answer ako ng question, parang may nakita ako na biglang tumayo at nag-make face sa akin na 'Wala, wala,' parang ganon. So napa-stop ako doon."
"Parang nakuha lang po 'yung atensyon ko, e 'di ko naman siya kilala. Pero dapat, sabi ko nga, sana hindi ako na-distract kasi dapat focused ako sa self ko. So wala din po akong bine-blame but myself."
"Nasayangan ako, Tito Boy. Noong time na 'yon wala na akong maiisip na iba pero parang gusto ko lang bumalik sa thoughts ko."
Boy Abunda asked Vickie what she would've answered if she were given another chance to answer Daniel's question, "Why is mental health as important as physical health?"
"Mental health is as important as physical health because it goes hand in hand for our inner being. Growing up, I was bullied, and it affected my mental and physical health. And as a woman who [has] been through a lot, I can use it to empower and inspire the people and remind them that self-love is important for us to be productive."
On the most important lesson Vickie has learned from the experience, she says, "I won't let what other people say about me stop me from dreaming."
Watch Vickie's interview on TWBA here: