Bernadette Belle Ong, Singapore’s bet to this year’s Miss Universe pageant reveals she is also Pinoy.
In her Up Close video for Miss Universe posted on their Facebook page she said, “I actually came from the Philippines. I was born there up until the time I was 11 years old. In between that I was also living in Hong Kong for a year or two…”
She also mentioned how she “was able to appreciate different roots of me being Filipino-Chinese but also being immigrated in some very modernized yet traditional-centric community which is what Singapore really is.”
The 69th Miss Universe competition will be held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 16, 2021 (May 17 in Philippine time).
Rabiya Mateo will be representing the Philippines in the pageant.