Miss Universe Philippines 2021 candidate Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Cebu City has called on pageant fans to stop destructive divisiveness and grow unity and harmony for a better universe.
Steffi made the reaction after some netizens claimed she’s a supporter of President Duterte during a recent runway stint on the newly built CCLEX in Cebu City.
The Cebuana beauty queen did not deny nor admit the claims of some pageant fanatics. Instead, Steffi asked the public to stop political divisiveness.
“Religion, gender, race, or even our political stance, shouldn’t divide us. Now is the time to set aside our differences, communicate, and work together as one. At the end of the day, we all have one goal anyway – to live in a better universe,” said Steffi on Instagram.
Steffi’s full post on Instagram:
“I am still over the moon with everyone’s feedback. It means the world to me that you appreciate all the creative effort, time, and passion that my team and I poured into this. This post is for those behind the scenes that deserve as much, if not more, credit for piecing together a collective vision for you all to see.
“I am blessed and grateful that with the help of @stacysmodelmanagement. I was able to form a team of some of Cebu’s most talented young creatives.
“Sleepless and in heavy protective gear, we trekked to our breathtaking venue at 3 AM to try to catch a sunrise, but unfortunately, due to the sheer size of what will soon be the Philippines’ longest bridge, we just missed it. Despite breaking a heel (literally) and the windy weather that made an already difficult shoot more challenging, we pushed through together. Everyone’s commitment and drive, along with my stylists being prepped for even a broken heel, pushed me to give my very best.
“Beyond the creativity and passion, what makes me most proud of my team is not only how we freely voice our opinions, but that we also listen and respect each other regardless of our differences. It’s dialogue and humility that make the dream truly work.
“That dream is formed from all of our backgrounds coming together. Religion, gender, race, or even our political stance, shouldn’t divide us. Now is the time to set aside our differences, communicate, and work together as one. At the end of the day, we all have one goal anyway – to live in a better universe.”