Miss Australia Francesca Hung Responds To Miss Universe Racist Backlash

18 December, 2018, 15:26 | Author: Jared Lewis
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Fans have rallied behind Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green after she was crowned the first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant over the weekend.

Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, beat 93 contestants from around the world to take the Miss Universe crown in Thailand Sunday night. From that time on, Pia was resolute in joining the Miss Universe beauty pageant, making numerous attempts, training for three years while also working as a lifestyle journalist.

In an episode of "It's Showtime", the comedian professed his happiness over Miss Universe's tribute to the first transgender contestant. Even Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a statement, "Ms".

Those who bet on the event says Ponce is a favorite in Sunday's competition.

In a Rappler Talk, Thirdy further expounded on why Catriona was deserving to win the crown.

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"A few years ago I lost a close friend to health complications with HIV", she said. "I had to go on and perform, and it felt awful".

In another interview just a month before the pageant, Gray acknowledged the voice that Ponce represents. Referring to he fanbase, she added: "Pianatics, let's do this".

"We represent something - that has to be what we're there for". However, despite her participation Miss World organization didn't accept transgender participation.

Only afterwards did she get more medical attention backstage.

Gray and Ponce would later cross paths in Bangkok and appeared to have instantly hit it off, with the Spanish candidate referring to the Filipina as her "Miss Universe sister" on Instagram.

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