Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier Is Part Filipino!

The Miss Universe pageant just concluded today, and there is a new Miss Universe in the form of France’s Iris Mittenaere!

Miss Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier won as first runner-up, who gave an emotional answer in the finals’ Q&A portion.

But did you know that Raquel is actually part Filipina? Her great-grandmother is of Filipino descent!

So in a way, we can probably say that she’s made her Filipino ancestors proud with her win.

Raquel holds a masters degree in Scientific Research in Optometry and Vision, and can speak five languages — English, French, Spanish, German, and Haitian Creole!

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