Miss Dominican Republic, Rosalba Abreu Garcia, is asking for money.

She wants to attend the Miss Universe pageant and represent her country in the Philippines – but has no funds to make it happen.

Sal, as she is known, admits that bullying from the media has made it tough for her to raise cash and that the government hasn’t been able to help due to the damages of the natural disasters that hit DR in recent months.

She says she is not embarrassed to ask for money since her country hasn’t missed being at Miss Universe in over six decades. She also says she has prepared fully to compete with the best.

Miss Dominican Republic is seeking 10,000 dollars – and the good news is she has already raised 9,800 dollars at the time this story went live.

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