Thursday, January 27, 2022

Victoria Vincent Rejects Offer To Be Miss Universe New Zealand, Says “I Am A Filipina”

Victoria Vincent Rejects Offer To Be Miss Universe New Zealand, Says “I Am A Filipina”

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

After winning the title, ‘Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2021,’ Victoria Velasquez Vincent revealed that she was offered to represent New Zealand for the upcoming Miss Universe 2021 but she rejected.

In an Instagram post, Vincent said that she declined the offer because her heart will always be for the Philippines.

“After a week of contemplation, countless discussions with my family, friends and team, I eventually came to the decision to politely decline the offer,” Vincent said.

Vincent was born and raised in New Zealand. With the vision to help improve the Philippines through architecture and heritage conservation, she brought her advocacy to the MUP pageant and represented her mother’s hometown, Cavite.

“So many people will say I’m crazy for turning down this opportunity, but I had to choose what I know in my heart was the right thing to do,” Vincent said. “My heart is, and always will be here to serve the Philippines. Some may say I’m not Filipina enough, and that’s ok. I know who I am. I know what I stand for. I am a Filipina,” the beauty queen added.

Vincent, however, thanked the Miss Universe New Zealand organization for believing in her and offered her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Moreover, she also expressed her gratitude towards Miss Universe Philippines for their support regardless of the decision she will make.

“I am so excited to see what the future holds for us, Philippines,” Vincent concluded.

Vincent was named Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2021 together with Taguig’s Katrina Dimaranan who was hailed as Miss Universe Philippines Tourism and Cebu City’s Beatrice Luigi Gomez won the crown as Miss Universe Philippines 2021.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/victoriavelasquezvincent/

Latest News

Lifestyle

DTI Mentorship Program Targets Antique Youth, Women

The Department of Trade and Industry in Antique will hold free online lectures on entrepreneurship for women and the youth through its Kapatid Mentor Me program.

Antigen Self-Test Kits Now Available In Baguio Villages

Baguio City government has brought antigen test kits for Covid-19 in village halls and district health centers covering residents who want to undergo testing at the comfort of their homes.

BARMM Lawmaker Eyes Office For PWDs

A member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority filed a bill that would establish more programs for the welfare of persons with disabilities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

11 Pangasinan Police Chiefs ‘Transferred’ Ahead Of May Elections

Some police personnel in Pangasinan have been rotated in relation to the upcoming national and local elections.

DOT Sees ‘Better Days’ For Baguio Tourism Amid Restrictions

Despite the increasing threat of the Omicron variant, the Baguio City government did not close its doors to tourists again but only enforced stricter border measures against unvaccinated individuals.

The Great Filipino Story