Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray on Philippines & Poverty

Lately I have been on a binge with Miss Universe 2018.. She is so admirable in many ways. In the video she share her experience as a young adolescent, who like myself & many others, was lost in her early years of adulthood. So she turned to volunteer work to seek inspiration. She volunteered in a poverish area in the Philippines working alongside an organization called Young Focus Philippines. where she found children with potential who didn’t have opportunity or any guidance. She shares that “there are 7/10 filipino children don’t have dream & the number one reason is that no one believed in them.. poverty is fourth, it’s actually lack of support system”. As someone who grew up in a family with no support or guidance myself, I found this quite relatable and astonishing. I only hope to emulate in her footsteps and make an impact in whichever way or size that may be.. Anyhow, I admire that she is using the platform of pageantry to address these concerns and be an inspiration to those reading for their dreams. So down to earth. True Miss Universe in my book.

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