Published: Wednesday 17 January, 2018

‘Racists’ Bash Pinay Miss Belgium 2018 for Not Being Blonde & Blue-Eyed!

After winning Miss Belgium 2018, Pinay Angeline Flor Pua is quickly facing the reality that not everybody is happy with her victory. Three days after being crowned as the first Filipina to be Miss Belgium, Angeline has received a number of criticism questioning her victory.

Angeline Flor Pua

Angeline with her two runner-ups. (Missosology image)

On social media, Angeline Flor Pua has had to face some racist comments saying she does not deserve the title because she is not blonde and blue-eyed. The Filipina, who was born in Belgiun to Filipino parents, admitted that she is hurt by the remarks.

“It hurts a lot. It touches me very deeply but I was born in Belgium, I was raised in Belgium. I have Belgian nationality. My parents met each other in Belgium even if they are both Filipinos and I don’t see any reason why I can’t be Miss Belgium,” said Pua as quoted by ABS CBN News.

Despite these, the new Miss Belgium 2018 is proud of being a Filipino and even more proud of her achievement, as she revealed how hard she worked to be able to compete in the national finals.

“It took me eight months of work to win the title. Before joining the Miss Belgium national pageant, we have to join first the regional pageant. I represented Antwerp and we were 35 candidates. I won Miss Antwerp and People’s Choice award. It’s difficult to collect votes, you know. You have to talk to people even if you don’t know them, you have to make them feel like you deserve to win,” the 22-year old beauty queen said.

“I am also very proud that I have Filipino roots and that’s make me a unique Miss Belgium 2018,” she declared.

As Miss Belgium 2018, Angeline Flor Pua will represent her country in Miss Universe 2018 and Miss World 2018. And she is already looking forward to competing with her fellow Filipinas.

“Yes, I will be competing with my fellow Filipina in Miss World or Miss Universe but I think we will support each other. I look forward to that. No hard feelings. Kababayan ko pa rin ‘yun,” she told ABS CBN News.

Previously, Angeline Flor Pua as named Miss Filipina Europe 2016 representing the Filipino community of Belgium.