Is there anything else that you want to conquer after conquering the universe?
I'd like to go back into hosting, acting and modeling. it's something that I've been doing for years and I can't imagine myself doing anything else.
What was your most memorable moment from your reign ? What are you most proud of ?
The homecoming parade. I didn't get a full realization of the impact of miss universe until I actually came home to see it for myself. its so surreal. it still gives me goosebumps up to this day.
Tell us about your career since you crowned the new Miss Universe 2016. What is your number one goal for this year?
It was definitely the most memorable year. it was more than expected. my main goal was just to be real and show people who i really am. I don't put up a beauty queen front. how I am on camera is how I am in real life.
What do you think about the reign of Iris Mittenaere ?
Every reign of a Miss Universe is different. I think iris is doing great. From what I heard from MUO she's a true professional and she's very nice. The. judges picked the right winner that night.
Many misses have said that their dream since a child was to participate in a pageant as prestigious as Miss Universe. Was this your case? And if so, why?
Yes of course. I grew up watching Miss Universe with my mom. And in the Philippines we love beauty pageants and admire beauty queens and it was the same for me. I was also a big fan of the pageant before I eventually joined. I think until now I still am a fan.
You have 4.5Million Followers on Instagram. What does it feel like to be a role model for so many people ? Do you feel under pressure ? Do you miss your anonymity sometimes ?
I don't feel any pressure. I try to keep my feed as natural and candid as possible. I am aware that I have a bigger audience now but I don't let it get in the way of the transparency of my post. Iam still mindful but I always keep it real.
If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
Id eat everything in sight with no regrets.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
That in my spare time I love playing video games. That's something you wouldn't expect from a beauty queen.
Who's the woman you admire most ?
I don't have a specific woman in mind. I try not to copy other people. I find qualities that I admire in certain women but I don't copy them.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced in your life ?
Taking care of my family when I was 11 years old and joining Bb Pilipinas multiple times to eventually get into Miss Universe.
Where do we hope to see you In the next 10 years?
I'd like to be surprised myself. I definitely have. lot of things planned but I also wanna keep the element of surprise.
Any message for your fans on Pageants News ?
Thank you so much for your continued love and support. I am so happy to feel the love of all the pageant fans out there. Mabuhay!