In case you missed it, there’s a viral video going around the world of social media, where Miss Universe 2016 candidate Zoey Ivory was caught dancing to Beyonce’s "Single Ladies” as she waited on stage during the pageant’s commercial break.
Zoey didn't win the crown, but she definitely won the hearts of millions of Filipinos, thanks her adorable dance!
And as usual, we just had to learn more about this saucy lady.
Zoey Ivory van der Koelen, popularly known as Zoey Ivory, was crowned Miss Nederland 2016 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2016) on September 26 last year. She succeeded Jessie Jazz Vuijk.
The 23-year-old beauty queen works full-time as a model in her home country.
She also loves reading books and doing series marathons in bed. And the thing she loves the most? Dancing.
“I love doing a little dance,” she shared in an interview with FHM Netherlands.
Here’s another charming dancing video from her:
There's no doubt that Zoey is the latest viral sweetheart in the Philippines. Our sister site, Cosmo.PH, tracked her down and asked her a few fun questions.
Cosmo: How do you feel about the video of yourself going viral?
Zoey: I feel so surprised. I never thought this would happen. I was just being myself. I'm really overwhelmed with all the amazing comments and responses I'm getting on social media! There are sooooo many!
Cosmo: Why were you dancing? What prompted you to do it?
Zoey: Well, we were just standing there waiting to begin (rehearsing) again. The organization said we could relax during commercial breaks. My family was sitting directly in front of me and they made me feel at home. So, when I heard Beyoncé, I actually did what I always do without thinking—dance! And I started off with dancing a little bit for myself, because I just couldn't stand still. But when people started cheering I had to make it a little bigger at the end.
Cosmo: Are you really a trained dancer? Are you a fan of Beyoncé?
Zoey: I've been dancing since I was 4 and I always loved to perform. At the age of 10, I auditioned for a big professional Performing Arts school and I got in! So I didn't follow a regular education, my high school was combined with different types of dancing, acting, and also singing. In the mornings I started off with some regular classes and in the afternoon I had to walk to the other building to start my dancing until late in the evening. That's also why I'm a big fan of Queen B. She mixes dancing, singing, and acting all together. For me she's the perfect example of an all-round artist and performer.
Cosmo: Are you going to make more dancing videos?
Zoey: I really want to! I love dancing and I love social media. So why not put them all together if the people like it? First, I'm heading back to Amsterdam tonight (Tuesday, January 31). Just keep following me and you'll be the first to be up to date! Instagram: @missnederland2016 Facebook: Miss Universe Netherlands. #itsmorefuninthephilippines (It really is!)
Guilty as charged! We are falling hard for this woman’s infectious smile and contagious humor. And to get to know her better, we started following, and, err, stalking her Instagram account.
She’s a natural stunner...
A queenly beach babe...
And she’s effortlessly funny as well!
When asked for a farewell message to her new fans, Zoey said, "Thanks everyone for all the sweet messages and love I'm still getting! My time in the Philippines was indescribable and I will find it hard to leave you all. I did not win the crown but hopefully I won your heart. I can't thank you enough! Keep loving yourself!”