The 20-year-old Evita Patcey Edgar Delmundo is used to getting bullied. When she was only a child, a cruel classmate called her a “monster” and “chocolate chip cookie” because of the dark, brown, hairy moles and birthmarks she had covering her entire body. Now, the Malaysian who works part-time at a local cafe is auditioning for Miss Universe.
“In primary school, no one 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.”
Evita told Elle magazine that she learned to accept herself 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 for Miss Universe Malaysia was on June 17 and she is waiting to find out if she’s progressed to the next round or not. If she doesn’t succeed, she says that it won’t bring down her confidence and will enter beauty pageants in the future.
Classmates started calling her mean names.
Now, she’s getting back at them by auditioning for Miss Universe Malaysia.
She learned to accept herself and raise her confidence way up high.
She had considered once removing the moles.
“This was probably the first time I truly started accepting who I was, how I look”
We are all crossing our fingers for her Miss Universe audition. She is absolutely beautiful!