Noli de Castro draws flak for ‘awkward’ Kylie Verzosa interview
Veteran broadcaster Noli De Castro drew flak on social media for what netizens described as “awkward” and “cringe-worthy” interview with newly crowned Miss International Kylie Verzosa.
During TV Patrol’s Oct. 28 broadcast, De Castro asked Verzosa if she has a boyfriend, to which the beauty queen answered: “No, korona lang (No, just a crown).”
“Lungkot naman niyan (That’s sad),” De Castro added.
The anchor was about to cut the interview when Verzosa said: “No, hindi siya malungkot (it’s not sad). No, of course not! The crown is only once in a lifetime.”
De Castro added that Verzosa may have gained more suitors and admirers after winning the crown, to which the latter just laughed at.
Highlighting international understanding, Verzosa bested 68 other contestants as she bagged the 6th Miss International title for the Philippines last Friday in Tokyo, Japan. The country last won the Miss International in 2013 with Bea Rose Santiago.
Some netizens called De Castro’s interview as “odd,” “unprofessional,” and “painful to watch.” Here’s what the others have to say:
Noli de Castro representing all your annoying uncles and workmates
— Andre (@asshulz) October 29, 2016
This Noli De Castro-Kylie Verzosa conversation on TVP is hilarious :)) — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) October 28, 2016
THIS KYLIE VERSOZA INTERVIEW ON TV PATROL IS THE MOST AWKWARD IVE SEEN SINCE ALMA MORENO. NOLI DE CASTRO W H Y
— Chika (@ChikaOng) October 28, 2016
How unprofessional can Noli De Castro get? His interview with Kylie Verzosa was just awful! Why the hell is he still in TV Patrol??? — Jam (@jadypadge) October 28, 2016
I think Kylie Verzosa’s responses to Noli de Castro was really what many need to hear daily. Also, lesson learned for that news anchor.
— arvin the artian (@rvnng) October 30, 2016
Just watched Noli de Castro’s interview with Kylie Versoza. DEAR SIR, BEING SINGLE IS NOT “NAKAKALUNGKOT”. — Louies Palad (@louiesjpalad) October 29, 2016
Noli De Castro’s interview with Kylie Verzosa was so awkward, but I gotta say, Kylie is such a class act✨
— Abra (@kenagvinarao) October 28, 2016
Noli de Castro: May boyfriend ka na?
Kylie Verzosa: No. Korona lang.
KYLIE REPRESENTING TEAM SINGLE WITH A BANG HAHAHA u go bes 😂
— Debau (@theresebautista) October 30, 2016