Source: Heavy Entertainment News.
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On Sunday night, Miss Colombia, Miss France, and Miss Haiti were named the top 3 at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant. Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, was crowned Miss Universe, while Raquel Pelissier, Miss Haiti, was announced as the runner-up.
In 2011, Pelissier moved to Madrid where she attended Complutense University. Speaking with Fans of Miss Haiti in 2016, she said, “Living abroad had made me realize the image the rest of the world has of Haiti and I wanted to change that. This a great opportunity for me to show the beauty of Haiti and its culture.”
Earlier this month, Pelissier spoke to cleft palate patients about acceptance and bullying. ABS-CBN reports her as saying, “I like to inspire others because I know what I’ve been through and I thought my life was over. I know you guys thought your life was over with the bullying and I feel the same way because I had to overcome that. And if I’m here today it’s because I’m living my dreams and I wanna fight for what I want in my life and I want you girls can do the same.
A CLOSER LOOK AT MISS UNIVERSE 1ST RUNNER UP - MISS HAITI, RAQUEL PELISSIER