The Bb. Pilipinas hopeful from Davao said in a TV interview that she was the one who reported the scandal to Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) but to her surprise, she was reportedly asked by the organizer's lawyer to drop from the contest to supress the speculations.
Cabanero denied she is the woman in the picture.
Other web sources say that the woman in the controversial photo does not come from the Philippines but Thailand. Some netizens commented that she is just a look-alike of Cabanero named “Raina.”
According to reports, Cabanero already sought assistance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to identify the controversial blogger who first posted the nude photo.
The Bb. Pilipinas coronation night will be held on April 10, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum.