Miss Kenya also enjoyed her stay in the Philippines.
Miss Kenya Esther Were was happy even though she didn’t get the crown as the 65th Miss Universe. She said she’s already grateful that she landed in the pageant’s top 6.
“I made it that far and I represented Africa in an amazing way and I’m so grateful. I don't have the crown but the crown is here (in my heart),” she told ABS-CBN News reporter Gretchen Fullido.
Miss Kenya was asked about the controversial win of Donald Trump in the US and she said she doesn’t regret her answer.
If there’s anything she wanted to change, that is “I would probably not get too shocked about my question because it took me by surprise and it showed. So if anything I would just go in and answer the question immediately but no regrets whatsoever I recovered well and I answered well and I'm so happy.”
Miss Kenya also said she was overwhelmed by the warm welcome of the Filipinos.
“It’s been an amazing stay here in the Philippines I've had such a wonderful experience. Hey I even have a nickname, the ‘Black Barbie Doll’ so that alone shows how much support I was getting here in the Philippines,” she said.
“I felt at home even though I wasn’t at home,” she added.