Kylie Verzosa received the award for Best Actress at the 2022 Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) for her role in The Housemaid.
The beauty queen-turned-actress posted a video of herself accepting the award during events held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Instagram on November 5.
“A dream realized,” she wrote. “What an honor it is to once again represent you [Philippines]!”
Kylie stated in her award speech, “When I won the international title for the Philippines six years ago, it was such a joyful time for me. Today, I feel like I should be awarded the title of Best Actress. Nothing surpasses the satisfaction of winning something for one’s country via one’s own efforts.”
She also dedicated the honor to OFWs “who have given their time, happiness, and energy for the sake of their own country, but most importantly for their families.”
Kylie’s award for Best Actress was announced by her label Viva Artists Agency in October. The Housemaid is a Filipino remake of the 2010 South Korean thriller of the same name. It depicts the story of a maid who was recruited by a wealthy family to care for their daughter, but who soon develops a sexual relationship with the father.
According to its website, the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) is a “unique and prestigious annual red carpet and awards ceremony that honors distinguished personalities from the Arab and international world in recognition of their annual achievements and contributions to the betterment of society.”