Philippines' Rachel Peters shrugged off leaked photos of her evening gown for Miss Universe's final night.
Peters released a statement on her Instagram stories on Thursday, addressing the informer.
"To whoever leaked pictures of my evening gown, thank you for teaching me a lesson about being more careful of who you trust. Not sure what your intentions were but no matter what, you're not dragging me down," Peters wrote on Instagram.
She added, "At the end of the day it's not about the dress you wear, how you walk or even the element of surprise. What's imporant is that you are kind and true to yourself... that's when a girl truly shines!"
Peters will be representing the Philippines on the Miss Universe pageant on November 26 (November 27, Philippine time) at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada United States. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News