Whether you like to admit it or not, Ayn Bernos is the representation that we all need. She is, wait for it, the moment.
In this house, we stan a Filipina who breaks the mold, and Ayn Bernos is definitely proof of that and so much more. The Miss Universe Philippines candidate and social media personality always gets it right, not just whenever she talks about the colorism in the Philippines, but also in different aspects of social issues, motivating others, and pursuing your dreams. Of course, when it was announced that she’s a candidate for Miss Universe Philippines, naturally some pageant fans were rabid, highlighting that she doesn’t have the pageant face and features, flawless skin, and the height. The joke, however, is on them, because Ayn Bernos joined the pageant she knowing well she isn’t what others would file as “standard of the competition.” But being the woman that she is, she has taken it all in stride, proving naysayers wrong with every challenge aced and hearts won along the way. Scroll down below for more clapbacks by Ayn.
1. WHEN PEOPLE KEPT QUESTIONING WHY SHE JOINED MISS UNIVERSE
It’s the representation for us! The 5’3″ beauty already knew she was going to be attacked for not being the typical pageant candidate, which makes her stand out even more.
2. WHEN THEY TRIED TO TEAR DOWN AYN’S SELF-ESTEEM
If someone’s trying to ruin your potential, it’s probably because they’re too afraid to see you excel in the things they wish they could do. Just like what Ayn says in this TikTok.
3. WHEN SOMEONE CALLED HER “KAPAL” FOR ACTUALLY JOINING MISS UNIVERSE
After a basher commented on her TikTok video about how people encouraged her to joining Miss Universe Philippines saying, “Sineryoso mo naman. Kapal,” Ayn had something to say, naturally. “I will never understand the hostility of pageant fans and how a TikTok video would get this reaction from you.”
4. WHEN A BASHER CALLED AYN AND HER FANS, “ILUSYONADA”
Just when Ayn was making a TikTok video for fun, a basher really thought he did something when he called her and her fans “ilusyonada” for even dreaming. “Rejection doesn’t scare me, failure doesn’t scare me.”
5. ON BEING CALLED “HAGGARD” OR AN “AUNTIE”
Ayn Bernos doesn’t mind being unfiltered with that she talks about nor does she care what others think when she’s on cam with no makeup. “I can show myself even when I’m not fresh cause that’s just being human.”