Miss Universe Spain recently gave a shout out to the Philippines, revisiting her time living in the country and the positive impact it had on her.
Beauty queen Alicia Faubel also emphasized the close links between Spanish and Filipino cultures, due to their colonial history.
Filipinos are famous for their hospitality and are very appreciative and bubbly people, and I am very thankful that I have support and I get the best out of it.Alicia Faubel, Miss Universe Spain 2022
In a video posted by the Miss Universe organization’s social media, 25-year-old Faubel said:
“Hi guys. In case you don’t know, I lived in the Philippines for three years where I started acting and I modeled. Spanish language. The Spanish have taken over the Philippines. [for] over three hundred years, then came the Japanese and then came the Americans.
If you have the pleasure to visit the Philippines you will see that many cultures and things in the country have a lot of Spanish influence, like the words. For example, in Spanish we say ‘comostas’, in Tagalog they say ‘kumusta ka’. And many words like kubyertos, platitos, spoon, mariposa, it is the same in Spanish. And many are doing the dishes: we have adobowe have milk flan and many other things.
Living in the Philippines for three years definitely made a lot of difference in my personality because Filipinos are well known for their hospitality and being very appreciative and bubbly people and I am very thankful that I have support and I get the best in it and I really hope to go there representing Miss Universe Spain 2022.”
The Philippines’ own Miss Universe PH 2022, Celeste Cortesi, will represent the country in the international pageant, which has recently been moved to 2023 to avoid a clash of dates with the FIFA World Cup in November and twelfth
Miss Universe 2022 will be held at the New Orleans Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States on January 14, 2023.
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