“ I did not come out. I certainly did not come out on the Miss Universe Philippines stage. I simply reiterated my truth.
I am bisexual. While who I love, and have loved, does not define the core of my being, I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
This journey is dedicated to every single person who has been pigeonholed, discriminated, or dehumanized for their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. May we no longer be silenced by fear, but empowered by our truth and the support of our allies.
Photo: Noel Benjamin Fernandez
Suit : Oscar James
HMUA : Bernadeth A. Agbo
Creative Director : Rabie Ian Biongcog Pogoy
Assisted by : Michelle Joy Padayhag