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Miss Universe Spain 2022 Alicia Faubel charms Pinoys with fluent Tagalog skills

Miss Universe Spain 2022 Alicia Faubel is quite the charmer, isn't she?

On Instagram, Alicia shared a video of herself offering some food to a child on the street in Tagalog, saying "Gusto mo 'to? Ilan?"

She also took the time to laugh, converse, and ride a pedicab with him afterwards. During their talk, she even jokingly asked who his favorite Miss Universe is. To which, he answered "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 Philippine flag emoji.

("Kuya Patrick is so kind and sweet. 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 her on along with Philippine bet Celeste Cortesi for the upcoming pageant.

In a separate post, Alicia said she previously lived in Manila for almost three years. She came back two years after she left the country.

"Even though I don't have Filipino blood, my heart has always been part of the Philippines and once again, it doesn't fail to make me feel like it's my own home," she wrote.

"The hospitality and the warmth of the people never stops to mesmerize me, and even though I am only going to stay this time for a few days, will try to make the most out of it."

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

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

—Franchesca Viernes/MGP, GMA News