On Aquino and Abunda Tonight, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Colis revealed how important it is for her to wear a Filipino designed costume for a pageant representing her country. Ann said, “only a Filipino will bring the Filipino heart to that costume and it will also boost my confidence since alam ko po I’m wearing a Filipino design and dala ko yung pangalan ng Pilipinas di ba.”
Ann was also asked hypothetically if she would boycott the Miss Universe pageant like what several Latina beauties are doing in protest of Donald Trump’s racist comments against Mexican immigrants. “The Miss Universe pageant is different from Mr. Donald Trump. Nandiyan na po yung Ms. Universe bago pa po dumating si Mr Donald Trump. Well, I understand the position of other delegates. I understand where they’re coming from, but I will not do the same thing because I am carrying the hopes of the Filipino nation and it is my chance to represent my country and bring pride to the Philippines.”
Ann will represent the Philippines in the Ms. Globe 2015 competition. The pageant will be held on October 8 in Toronto, Canada. Ann, who will be travelling alone, is also excited because this is her first trip outside the country.