20-year-old Evita Patcey Edgar Delmundo is no more alien to harassment. When she was a kid, brutal schoolmates called her “monster” and “chocolate chip cookie” in view of the bushy dull darker moles and skin pigmentation that cover her whole body, however now the Malaysian, who works at a nearby feline bistro, is opposing the general population who provoked her by trying out for Miss Universe.

“In elementary school, nobody wanted to be friends with me,” she said. “I remember a teacher having to ask two girls to accompany me during recess, and they were whispering ‘why do we have to treat her like a princess?’ It broke my heart. I told them that they don’t have to follow me and they went off immediately. Basically, I was a lonely girl”

She revealed to Elle magazine that she figured out how to acknowledge herself for her identity in the wake of going to a congregation camp when she was 16. “I truly figured out how to love myself and speak with others,” said Evita, who had once considered having her moles operated on. “This was probably the first time I truly started accepting who I was, how I look.”

Her try out for Miss Universe Malaysia was on June 17, and she’s as of now enduring to discover if she’s advanced to the following round or not. Be that as it may, regardless of the possibility that she doesn’t succeed, Evita says that it won’t gouge her newly discovered certainty and she’ll keep on entering other excellence expos later on. “I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. If I don’t get through, there’s always another platform.” (h/t: dm, elle)

“In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me,” said Evita Delmundo. “It broke my heart. I was a lonely girl”

Classmates called her “monster” and “chocolate chip cookie” because of the hairy dark brown moles and birthmarks that cover her body

But now she’s defying those who taunted her by auditioning for Miss Universe!

She learned to accept herself for who she was after attending a church camp when she was 16

“I really learned how to love myself and communicate with others,” said Evita, who had once considered having her moles removed

“This was probably the first time I truly started accepting who I was, how I look”

Her audition was on June 17 and she’s now waiting for the results. We’re all crossing our fingers!

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