Miss World Philippines Catriona Gray also says charity work is very fulfilling.
Hindi pa rin makapaniwala ang 22-year-old Fil-Australian model na si Catriona Gray na siya ang nagwagi matapos siyang koronahan bilang Miss World Philippines 2016. Humakot si Catriona ng special awards gaya ng Best in fashion runway, Best in swimsuit, Best in evening gown at Best in talent.
"I never wanted it to let it get to my head because i want to make sure that every step of the way, I wanted to give my all 100 and 10 percent because I knew that it could be any girls game and I shouldn’t be complacent so I really did fight for this."
Dahil sa kanyang skin and body posture, naging active si Catriona sa paglabas sa iba't ibang TV commercial at fashion shows, pero kuwento ng dalaga nagdaan din siya sa awkward stage tulad ng ibang teenagers.
"I became very uncoordinated, I didn't know what to do with my body, I feel terrible at sports, I had terrible skin like a teenager’s skin, I had braces and very tall and looked very awkward."
Only child and born and raised in Australia si Catriona pero sa Pilipinas na niya napili na ipag patuloy ang kanyang career bilang isang modelo at ipag patuloy ang pagtulong sa mga charity work.
"It's not just beauty, it's beauty with a purpose and that is something that is fulfilling. When I started my charity works, it fills you nothing else does. No materialistic thing, no career success, no personal success fulfills you the way of helping others does."
Sa ngayon pinaghahadaan na ni Catriona ang kanyang magiging laban para masungkit muli ng Pilipinas ang ikalawang korona sa Miss World international pageant na gaganapin sa December sa Washington USA.