- Margie Moran caught the attention of netizens after she shared her honest reaction to the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 results
- She bravely posted on social media that Miss Parañaque Ysabella Roxas Ysmael is her champion
- Miss Parañaque is a niece of Margie, who famously won the 1973 Miss Universe crown for the Philippines
- Ysabella performed well in the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant, finishing as first runner up
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Margie Moran went viral after she shared her honest reaction to the results of Miss Universe Philippines 2020.
KAMI learned that Margie posted on social media that Miss Parañaque Ysabella Roxas Ysmael is her champion.
Ysabella is a niece of Margie, who famously won the prestigious Miss Universe title for the Philippines back in 1973.
Margie’s niece was the first runner up in the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant, which was won by Iloilo City’s Rabiya Mateo.
“The first runner up is my Champion. Ysabella Roxas Ysmael. You were a stand out but the purpose designed for you is greater than you can imagine. ‘A star does not compete with other stars around it. It just shines.’ Matshona Dhliwayo. We love you for who you are,” Margie posted on Instagram.
In the comments section of Margie’s post, Ysabella expressed her love and appreciation for her aunt.
“I love you, Tita Margie. Thank you for the overflowing love, never ending support, and loving guidance,” Ysabella replied.
Margie Moran is best known for winning the second Miss Universe crown for the Philippines at the Miss Universe 1973 pageant. Aside from being a beauty queen, she is also a peace advocate, president of Ballet Philippines, and chair of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant has become controversial due to allegations of cheating. Miss Davao Alaiza Malinao defended the winner, Rabiya Mateo, saying that the cheating allegations against her are untrue.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is also one of the high-profile celebrities who expressed their support for Rabiya. The famous beauty queen supported Rabiya by welcoming her to the “sisterhood.” For this reason, netizens praised Catriona for showing warmth towards Rabiya amid the latter's controversies.
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