After the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 coronation night, a video of Kisses Delavin getting emotional backstage went viral. Kisses made it to the Top 10 of MUP, but was unable to reach the Top Five. In the video, a teary Kisses was seen thanking the staff and organizers who told her they loved her and that she did her best.
The hosts of Unang Hirit asked Kisses about her viral video during her recent guesting on the show, and Kisses explained: "Sa backstage po ang daming emotions. I think lahat kami umiyak kasi nandoon yung family namin, tapos inaalala namin yung mga designers namin, yung lahat ng pagod, yung friendship. Ang sarap sa feeling nang matapos yung pageant, not because you want it to be over but because you realize how much you've gained." Hugs, Kisses!
Kisses added that she was also feeling a mix of emotions at that time: "Pero siyempre po na-sad din ako, especially naging close na ako sa mga sisters ko. And unlike me, who can still join again because I'm just 22, others are already 28 so not everybody can join again. And na-sad din ako for that. Pero I'm so happy to meet my sisters in Miss Universe Philippines."
Kisses also talked about her preparations for the pageant, sharing that she worked out and went on a diet for the first time in her life. The first thing she ate after Miss Universe PH? Crispy pata!
In the interview, Kisses added that she will still be striving towards her dream, which is to win the Miss Universe crown.
You can watch Kisses' full Unang Hirit interview here.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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