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Remember 'Badjao Girl' aka Rita Gaviola? She's teasing about joining the next Miss Universe Philippines pageant

By AYIE LICSI Published Sep 22, 2021 1:23 pm

Remember in 2016 when photos of the beautiful "Badjao Girl" trended online? Rita Gaviola has now come a long way since that Pahiyas Festival picture and now she's planning to join Miss Universe Philippines.

"Soon sasali na tayo sa miss u ?," she posted on Instagram.

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Gaviola has dabbled in modeling, acting, and reality shows since she became an internet sensation. She joined Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 in 2016 alongside Miss Universe Philippines hopeful Kisses Delavin.

The 18-year-old posted another photo teasing about joining Miss Universe Philippines, saying "Beauty is not flowless it shines even though your flaws, #miss u universe soon ??."

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Her followers are showing support for her plans in the comments section of the post, with one fan saying "Ganda Filipina - bagay ka pang pageantry, iha."