Miss Netherlands Zoey Ivory may not have entered the 65th Miss Unverse’s top 13, but she still won the hearts of netizens. A video of Zoey dancing to Beyoncé’s hit song “Single Ladies” recently went viral.
“Thanks for all your love!! This proves that being yourself is always the right thing to do!!!” she wrote on Instagram.
Oops, never thought I would go viral with my little dance in the commercial break ??( don't know what I'm talking about? Go check out @missnederland2016 and the Miss Nederland facebook page!) didn't even give a 100% more like 5 ??I was just dancing for myself hahah!! Thanks for all your love!! This proves that being yourself is always the right thing to do!!! Dance like nobody's watching( or rather like no one's filming.... didn't know that!!!!??) because you're amazing the way you are!!! ?????? #redcarpetevent #missuniverse #missnetherlands #zoeyivory
She also thanked those who supported her during the pageant.
“I didn't win the crown, but I hope that I've won your hearts,” she wrote.
Thanks everyone for all the sweet messages and love I'm still getting! The girl with the natural curls and tattoos who does crazy dances to "Single Ladies" unfortunately didn't make it to the #Top13 of #MissUniverse. But I'll make the top of something else that comes on my path ? This was not my destiny, but an experience I can add to my journey! My time in the #Philippines was indescribable and I will find it hard to leave you all! ? I didn't win the crown, but I hope that I've won your hearts ? Thanks everyone, keep loving yourself AND SEE YOU AT THE AFTERPARTYYYY ?????????????????????????????????? #alllllthesingleladiessss #LETSDANCE #YOUBETTERBETHERE!!! ???? ???? #zoeyivory #missnetherlands #missuniverse #missuniversenetherlands #itsmorefuninthephilippines
In an interview with ABS-CBN News,she shared that she memorized the dance steps when her gay friends who got married requested her to dance to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.”
“At first I didn't even notice that people were looking at me. Then I started to hear the cheering and then I said, 'Oh my God, people are looking at me.' The I went a little more full out," she said.
She also shared that she’s “overwhelmed” by the support of Filipinos and she plans to stay in the Philippines after her Miss Netherlands stint.