Singapore bet for Miss Universe 2020 Bernadette Belle Ong was born and raised in the Philippines up until she was 11 years old.
"I actually came from the Philippines. I was born there up until the time I was 11 years old. In between that I was also living in Hong Kong for a year or two," Belle said in her "Up Close" video for Miss Universe posted on their Facebook page.
The beauty queen continued and mentioned how she "was able to appreciate different roots of me being Filipino-Chinese but also being immigrated in some very modernized yet traditional-centric community which is what Singapore really is."
According to a Missosology post last year, Belle speaks English, Tagalog, and conversational Mandarin.
Belle will be representing Singapore at the 69th Miss Universe competition to be held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 16, 2021 (May 17 in Philippine time).
Meanwhile, Rabiya Mateo will be representing the Philippines in the pageant.
Filipinos can watch the Miss Universe 2020 pageant live through iQiyi app and website.
In a report last week, Rabiya is currently leading the partial tally of an online poll in the Philippines through the shopping app Lazada while Singapore took the 10th spot.