Cebuana Miss Earth queen survives stabbing attack

Posted on August 11, 2011


by Marian Z. Codilla, Reporter

Cebu Daily News/ Breaking News


A CEBUANA beauty titlist is recuperating at the St. Luke’s hospital hours after surviving a stabbing attack of a drunken man in the parking lot of a condominium in Mandaluyong City.

Ms. Earth 2008 Karla Paula Henry will consider filing charges against the assailant, reportedly a tenant of the same condominium, her friend and fellow beauty crown-holder Ana Maris Igpit said.

Igpit said Henry parked her car and was headed upstairs at 3 am when the drunken man suddenly stabbed her at the back with a broken bottle.

“I was shocked, extremely shocked. I never thought this would happen to a close friend. Some people can really get crazy. What happened to Karla was pure tripping,” Igpit told Cebu Daily News via Twitter.

She said the guy had probably no intention to rob or kill her. “The guy was just out of his mind that moment,” Igpit said.

Henry was the first Filipina who won the Miss Earth beauty title.

“We can never be sure of our own safety, not even inside your home. This should be a learning experience to all of us,” Igpit told Cebu Daily News.