Miss Universe Spain 2022 Alicia Faubel charms Pinoys with her fluent Tagalog skills │ GMA News Online

Miss Universe Spain 2022 Alicia Faubel is quite charming, isn’t she?

On Instagram, Alicia shared a video of herself offering food to a child on the street in Tagalog, saying “Gusto mo’ to? Ilan?”

She also took time to laugh, chat, and ride a pedicab with him afterwards. During their conversation, she even jokingly asked who her favorite Miss Universe was. To which he replied “ikaw”.

“Mabait at sobrang sweet si Kuya Patrick! Sa susunod, mag-mukbang tayo ng [tokneneng]”, she said in the caption with the hashtag #OrangeWaffles and the Filipino flag emoji.

(“Kuya Patrick is so sweet and kind. Next time, let’s do a tokneneng mukbang.”)

As of this writing, the video has garnered over 25,000 views and hundreds of comments from Pinoys cheering him on with Filipino bet Celeste Cortesi for the upcoming contest.

In a separate post, Alicia said she previously lived in Manila for nearly three years. She returned two years after leaving the country.

“Even though I don’t have Filipino blood, my heart has always been part of the Philippines and yet again, it doesn’t fail to make me feel at home,” she wrote.

“The hospitality and warmth of the people never ceases to mesmerize me, and even though I’m only going to stay this time for a few days, I’ll try to make the most of it.”

Alicia attended BYS Fashion Week, where Celeste was also in attendance. It was held from October 6 to 8.

The Miss Universe 2022 pageant will take place on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

—Franchesca Viernes/MGP, GMA News