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Via @missuniversecanada

Siera Bearchell and her fellow beauty queens came out to support Catriona Gray after disparaging comments made by Arayha Suparurk.

Suparurk became Miss Grand International Thailand in July, and posted an Instagram story comparing Gray with Clara Sosa from Paraguay.

Suparurk captioned the story, calling Gray “fat”.

After the Instagram story went viral, beauty queens have rallied around Gray, including Siera Bearchell, who was Miss Universe Canada in 2016.

Bearchell was also subjected to body shaming online during the Miss Universe pageant, and had previously supported Gray when Vogue Thailand posted a photo of Grey in a swimsuit, which drew comments calling her “chubby” and “plump”.


Siera Bearchell is a Canadian model and entrepreneur, who was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2016.

She represented Canada in the Miss Universe 2016 competition in Manila.


Catriona Gray is a Filipino model and singer who was crowned Miss Universe 2018.

She became only the fourth Filipina to win the pageant.

Gray became Miss Universe Philippines in 2018 and Miss World Philippines in 2016.

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