Miss Universe 1973 Margarita "Margie" Moran took to Instagram last Sunday, October 25, to express support towards Miss Universe Philippines 2020 first runner-up Ysabella Roxas Ysmael.
In her post, the second Miss Universe from the Philippines said Ysmael is her deserving winner of the prestigious local pageant.
"The first runner up is my Champion," she said. "You were a stand out but the purpose designed for you is greater than you can imagine."
Moran has been vocal about her support for the beauty queen, who is her niece.
Apart from placing 1st runner-up on the pageant to the crowned titleholder Rabiya Mateo from Iloilo City, Ysmael bagged the title of Best in Evening Gown in the preliminaries of the pageant.
"A star does not compete with other stars around it. It just shines," Moran concluded, quoting author Matshona Dhliwayo.
"We love you for who you are," she added.
Ysmael, then, replied to her aunt's support in the comments section.
“I love you, Tita Margie. Thank you for the overflowing love, never ending support, and loving guidance.” the young beauty queen said.