Maria Isabela Galeria, the representative of Sorsogon province in this year’s Miss Universe Philippines pageant, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The pageant candidate made the statement in an Instagram post over the weekend as she asked for prayers for her and her family.

“With so much sadness in my heart, I regret to inform you that I tested positive for COVID-19… This news breaks my heart deeply and I apologize if ever I put you at risk,” she said.

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Escape the ordinary 🖤

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Galeria is one of the 51 candidates in this year’s Miss Universe Philippines, which is set to take place on October 25. 

Source: ABS-CBN

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