Pinoy pageant fans, have you seen this? Just a few days ago, Miss Universe tweeted this video featuring Miss Universe Spain 2022 Alicia Faubel. In said the video, the 25-year-old beauty queen shares an interesting fact—she actually lived in the Philippines!
Sharing her experience, here’s what she has to say:
Miss Universe Spain give us a cultural lesson about Spain 🇪🇸 and the Philippines🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/sbVccNe5iD
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) September 20, 2022
Just when we thought that Paula Ortega was the only Filipino-speaking candidate at this years Miss Universe Spain pageant, we also have Alicia!
Want to know more about her and her Filipino connections? Here’s what we know so far
Fluency in the Language
As previously mentioned, Alicia came to the Philippines to work as a model. In her three years of residency, she was able to adapt and learn the language quickly. However, now that she is back in her native country, Alicia admits that she isn’t as fluent as she used to be.
In a takeover with Instagram pageant page MissUUpdates (@missuupdates), she shares that she now finds it difficult to speak Filipino. Rating herself between 5 and 6 in a scale of 1 to 10, she explains that it is because of the lack of practice.
However, in the end, she playfully said, “Mahirap pero kaya pa!”
In the same takeover, someone asked about the Filipino food she loves. Like most foreigners, Alicia answers that she enjoys eating our sweet delicacies. Citing Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Turon, Ube, and Halo-Halo as some of her favorites.
Aside from these, she also shares that Kare-Kare, and Adobo are also good.
To learn more about her, head on over to MissUUpdates and check her takeover in the highlights section.
While it is amusing to see someone like Alicia embrace her Filipino experience, it also goes to show that Miss Universe isn’t just a pageant. It is a melting pot of cultures where women get to share their diversity as well as similarities.
With Miss Universe 2022 only a few months away, we can’t wait to see Alicia and our very own Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi together!
Vee De Serra is a go-getter and a writer driven by passion. When in doubt, Vee believes that "Life isn't fair but it is up to you make it one". As a city and a beach person, when the sun is out, expect Vee to spend hours getting lost in the concrete jungle or laying by the shoreline with both finishing the day by watching a beautiful sunset.