Lisa Drouillard, her final words as reigning Miss Haiti Universe

As the clock is ticking for the 11 remain contestants vying for the title of Miss Haiti Universe 2016 or Miss Haiti International 2016, here’s a touching message Lisa Drouillard, Miss Haiti Universe 2015 wrote on her Instagram account this afternoon:

Photo: Fadil Berisha

Photo: Fadil Berisha

Today is the final of Miss Universe Haiti. Congratulations to all of the beautiful women that are vying for the crown tonight you all worked so hard and are truly an inspiration to the young girls in Haiti. Whoever is crowned tonight, you are in for an incredible personal journey. I am excited to watch you grow and make an impact for the country. Do not lose yourself along the way, always remember you are only there temporarily, so make it count.

Do not lose yourself along the way...

Unfortunately I cannot physically be there with you all tonight due to circumstances that are out of my control. The switch of directorship seems to be one popular irrelevant validation for the situation at hand. 😒 I wish I could have met each of you personally because each time a photo was released of one of you, I smiled knowing that no matter what, the crown is in good hands. I had a great time as Miss Haiti! Though the road was quite bumpy, I made it as smooth as possible. Volunteering in Haiti at an orphanage in Léogâne was my highlight. The girls taught me how to whip an nae nae! I gained new sisters, Miss France, Mauritius, Gabon, Denmark and my best friend Miss Lebanon added extra magic to my experience. Miss universe Haiti, look forward to these exciting new friendships. One more thing, please hug Queen Pia when you arrive in the Philippines! Again, I am sorry that I am not there with you ladies tonight, but know that I send my best wishes for each of you! 
To everyone that has supported me… I LOVE YOU ALL
- Lisa Drouillard, Miss Universe Haiti 2015