Singapore representative Bernadette Belle Ong shared some trivia with fans in her introduction video for the Miss Universe pageant.
The beauty queen shared that she was actually born in the Philippines.
"I actually came from the Philippines, I was born there and raised up until the time I was 11 years old," she relayed.
Bernadette also relayed that she resided in Hong Kong.
"In between that, I was also living in Hong Kong for a year or two," she relayed.
She remarked that growing up in different places paved the way for her to appreciate her roots and background even more.
"I was able to really appreciate different roots of me being Filipino-Chinese, but also being immigrated into [a] very modernized yet traditional-centric community which is what Singapore really is," the beauty queen said.
In the same video, Bernadette also shared how she started becoming a DJ.
"For the first two months that we were here in Singapore, I really started playing around with music because I feel like music is a source of inspiration for many, especially at a time when there's so much uncertainty and you don't quite feel the way you used to be," she stated.
The 69th edition of Miss Universe pageant is happening on May 16 (May 17, PH time) in Florida.
The live telecast of the pageant will be broadcasted in the Philippines by ABS-CBN through the A2Z channel.