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Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios Praises Filipino Food During Asia Tour

Sheynnis Palacios

Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios, the first-ever Miss Universe titleholder from Nicaragua, expressed her admiration for Filipino cuisine and the country’s religious practices during her visit to the Philippines. As part of her ongoing Asia Tour, Palacios has been exploring various cultures, with other stops including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and China.

Sheynnis Palacios

An Asia Tour with a Purpose

During a press conference at Newport World Resorts, Sheynnis Palacios described her ongoing Asia Tour as “incredible” and “a God-given gift.” Her journey allows her to engage with different cultures and understand the unique aspects of each destination.

“The beautiful religion that you practice is very interesting to know, and I really enjoy this moment here with all of you,” she remarked, noting the diverse religious practices not just in the Philippines but across Asia. Palacios highlighted how experiencing these religious customs has deepened her appreciation for the region’s cultural richness.

Palacios also shared her love for Filipino food, having mentioned during her arrival in the Philippines that she was eager to try Beef Mechado. Sheynnis praised the “delicious” Filipino cuisine and expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome she received from the Filipino people.

“I want to say that because your delicious food is everything to you,” she said. “It’s an amazing experience to be here, sharing with all of you, and thank you for the warm welcome to me and to all [in] the Miss Universe Organization.”

Sheynnis Palacios

Continuing Her Miss Universe Duties

The reigning Miss Universe will be attending more events in the Philippines until May 6 before continuing her duties. Her Asia Tour is part of her role as Miss Universe, which involves promoting cultural exchange and fostering global understanding.

As the Philippines prepares to crown its next delegate to succeed Michelle Dee and compete at the 73rd Miss Universe pageant in Mexico later this year, Palacios’ visit underscores the significance of cultural connections. Her praise for Filipino food and her acknowledgment of the country’s religious practices reflect the rich and diverse experiences she has had during her tour.

Palacios’ journey through Asia is a testament to the power of cultural exploration, and her enthusiastic embrace of Filipino culture resonates with fans and followers of the Miss Universe pageant.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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