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Dayanara Torres thanks Filipino fans for support during cancer battle

The former Miss Universe said 'salamat' to her fans in the Philipinnes

Dayanara Torres pictured in Miami, Florida earlier this year. Photo: Manny Hernandez / Getty Images
Dayanara Torres pictured in Miami, Florida earlier this year. Photo: Manny Hernandez / Getty Images

Last month, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who is a huge star in the Philipinnes, shared that she was battling skin cancer.

On Sunday, the 44-year-old Puerto Rican announced the good news that the cancer has not spread to her organs, saying that she will start radiation therapy this week.

In an Instagram post, Torres thanked fans in multiple languages, including the Tagalog 'salamat'.

"I might get a bit weak, and some muscular pains but I'm asking you... keep praying, keep having me in your prayers. I am forever grateful to all of you and the mountains you all are being able to move for me... With All of My Heart & Soul... THANK YOU,” she wrote on Instagram.

Torres became famous in the Philippines after she crowned India's Sushmita Sen as Miss

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Universe in Manila in 1994. She appeared in many Filipino movies and TV shows, living in the country for around five years, and learning Tagalog in that time.

She was perhaps best known for appearing on variety shows, including ASAP Mania every Sunday. She also starred alongside Gary Valenciano in Hataw Na (the actor is himself half Puerto Rican).

She still makes regular appearances on Filipino TV:

Here's the moment Dayanara Torres became Miss Universe 26 years ago at a pageant held in Mexico City: the first runner up that year was Miss Colombia, Paula Andrea Betancur.

Miss Puerto Rico Dayanara Torres sits on her throne after winning the 1993 Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City on May 22, 1993. (AP Photo/stf Jeff Robbins)
Miss Puerto Rico Dayanara Torres sits on her throne after winning the 1993 Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City on May 22. Photo: AP

Updated: March 4, 2019 11:23 AM

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