In love with the Philippines! Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres, or Yari to her friends, first visited in the Philippines in 1994 when she passed on the title to India’s Sushmita Sen. She decided to stay and pursue a showbiz career, starring in movies like “Hataw Na” with Gary Valenciano and “Basta’t Kasama Kita” with Aga Muhlach, who was her boyfriend for four years.
The former beauty queen hailing from Puerto Rico once again visited the Philippines in 2017. She had an interview with Boy Abunda for TWBA and was game to answer his Fast Talk questions. She even understands and speaks Filipino so well.
Dayanara considers double-jointedness as her hidden talent. She said her view about friendship is her most Pinoy trait. Her favorite Tagalog word is ‘kilig.’ Mango is her choice of fruit. She would like to tour everyone around El Yunque in Puerto Rico.
Dayanara described that year’s Miss Universe Philippine bet Maxine Medina as “sweet.” She called titleholder Iris Mittenaere of France as “smart.” She picked the word ”grace” for Pia Wurtzbach and “adrenaline” for Gary V. She described her former sweetheart Aga as “heartthrob.”
Cute texts make her ‘kilig.’ The youngest guy she dated was 24. Asked if she’s in love at that moment, she answered “no.” For Dayanara, Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is the sexiest man in the world.
If she would join Miss Universe again, here’s how Dayanara would introduce herself: “I’m Dayanara Torres, mother of two beautiful sons, living in Los Angles, from Puerto Rico, in love with the Philippines.”