Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens is ready for the universe despite the pageant-bashing.
“Running towards my destiny. I’m ready for whatever the universe has in stores for me,” said Nova on Instagram May 6.
Nova has earlier encouraged pageant fans to stop the hate and bashing of other pageant candidates.
“No one is saying you have to support all contestants, all we’re saying is that you support your delegate without bringing others down. You don’t need to dim someone’s light in order for you to shine,” she said on IG.
Nova has apologized to her fans who were offended by her post.
“I’m sorry if my previous post caused you any harm. My post wasn’t intended to incite more hate; rather shed light on the toxicity that sometimes hails from fans (from all over the world).
“The last thing I want is for anyone to experience hate, so please don’t bash or generalize the Filipino fans; not all are racist. Some of my closest friends who also happen to be some of the nicest people I know are Filipino.
“In every group of people; whether black, white, green, yellow, red, purple, there are always a few bad apples. I know for a fact there is more good than evil in this world; Which is why it’s important to shed light on the darkness so that our collective light can illuminate the world.
“Please let this be the last post I or other queens have to post regarding hate. Let’s get back to spreading love, celebration and making Pageants fun for all!
“Root for the girls, they deserve to be celebrated and spoiled with lots of love. They’ve worked so hard. Give them the best gift you can give anyone; if you’re not sure what that gift should be, I’ll help you out. Give them love. Nothing else. Just love.”