Nagsalita na si Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens sa kinasasangkutan nitong kontrobersiya kay Dubai-based Filipino renowned Fashion designer Michael Cinco at sa kanyang MGmode team.
“So I just want to address the few that recently transpired between my team MGmode and Michael Cinco, unfortunately, I’ve been made to be involved, so I just want to clarify a few things,” umpisa ni Nova sa kanyang video.
Ayon sa beauty queen, nasasaktan siya sa isyu dahil she has nothing but “love” for both parties.
“They both helped me in ways that I can’t even count. So every day I do count my blessings because of these two people, or I guess three cause MGmode are two people and Michael Cinco,” dagdag pa niya.
Nagpaabot din ng mensahe si Nova kay Michael kung saan iginiit ng una na puno siya ng “love” at “gratitude” para sa Fashion designer.
“You have created the most beautiful gowns I could think of. I’ve never once imagined that I would work with you because you’re Michel Cinco. So the fact that I was able to work with you is honestly a highlight of my career as Miss Universe Canada. So I just want you to know that – that gratitude would never be diminished no matter what. And I’ll express that gratitude publicly and privately,” say pa ni Nova.
“And God’s know my heart, I really do advocate for gratitude because I really feel that gratitude is the greatest multiplier in life. The more grateful you are in life, the more life gives to you. So, please know that – that will never change. I will continue and will always be grateful towards you because you have been nothing but kind to me, nothing but kind.”
Nakiusap din ang 26-anyos na Canadian model sa netizens na huwag idikit ang “highlights” ng kanyang career at “great events” ng kanyang buhay sa mga “negativity.”
“Because they’ve been nothing but positive for me. Working with Michael Cinco, that’s a once-in-a-lifetime. Not everyone gets that opportunity. And I will forever be grateful. So I just want you guys to stop fighting. I want this to be taken privately, I don’t think they are both deserving of this, it’s not fair for all of their hard work,” aniya pa.
“So for all of you online, please don’t. Don’t get into the drama. It’s not worth it. Let’s not spread more negativity, let’s spread love.”
Nitong Sabado, sinagot ni Michael sa pamamagitan ng isang post ang pagpapakalat umano ng fake news nina Nova at MGmode, Migüel Martinez at Denis Martin Davila, patungkol sa pagiging “unprofessional” umano ng team ni Michael.
Dito, pinabulaanan ng fashion designer na dumating nang “late” ang “unfitted” gown ni Nova para sa Miss Universe pageant, “to sabotage” ang pagkapanalo nito.
“I dressed up most A-List HOLLYWOOD Celebrities, Royalties and wealthiest clients all over the world and they only have ONE RULE in fashion…IF THE DRESS DON’t FIT, DON’T WEAR IT!!! SIMPLE AS THAT. GET IT??? And mind you all of them know how to say THANK YOU…,” giit ni Michael.
“And LASTLY, here is the real TRUTH TO BE TOLD…YOU and your team have been USING me and taking advantage of my kindness for the past 3 consecutive years to dress up your candidates WITHOUT PAYING ME ANY CENTS! You don’t even pay the courier or any other charges. A SIMPLE THANK YOU NOTE FROM NOVA, YOU AND YOUR TEAM would have sufficed. But you don’t have the grace and decency to do that. YOU ALL ARE UNGRATEFUL, VILE and professional USERS.”
Sinabi rin ni Michael na next time, hindi na dapat lumapit ang MCmode sa kanya o sa sinumang Filipino designers para bihisan ang kanilang kandidata.
“Ask your Canadian designers to showcase their works in world stage…I DON’T NEED YOU in my career and dressing up your candidates WILL NOT HELP MY BUSINESS. STOP taking advantage of my KINDNESS and STOP scamming FILIPINO designers…HOW DARE YOU…SHAME ON YOU and your whole CANADIAN Team…#sorelosers #moveon #attentionseekers #lifeisnotallaboutMissUniverse,” pagtatapos ni Michael.
Matatandaang bago ito, nag-trending pa online si Miss Canada matapos nitong i-expose ang ilang Pinoy netizens na nang-bully sa kanyang skin color.