Meranie Rahman, the country’s bet for the 2021 edition of the Mrs. World beauty pageant, was recently recognized by Hawaii State legislature for her philanthropic work and advocacy for postpartum depression awareness. In our exclusive chat with Meranie, she said she is very proud of this latest achievement.
“I feel very humbled and honored. I also feel very excited that I received this award from vce speaker John Mizuno and speaker Scott Saiki of Hawaii House of representatives based on my advocacy of postpartum depression awareness. For me, this a milestone that an official body is recognizing the seriousness of postpartum depression.”
“Yes definitely this award will be a plus factor. As I mentioned before, this award is really about recognition of postpartum depression. It will encourage others to join me especially my pageant sisters,” Meranie said.
The Pinay beauty queen also revealed her side as a mother on the current news of reviving face to face education amidst the pandemic.
“As a mother I want to make sure that our children's health and well-being is protected. It is also important that our children receive the best possible education. I am sure the Philippine Government, legislative body and department of education has plan to do both and will make sure that our children are safe when and while they are getting their face to face education,” she said.
Meranie is preparing for the Mrs. World Beauty Pageant happening in Sri Lanka in August 2021.
“I am doing my best to prepare for my pageant. I prepare almost every day with my coach who is also my husband, Dr. Inam Rahman MD. We go over poise, walk, questions and answers, and several other areas of pageantry. I do meditation on daily basis to keep my mind healthy, peaceful and energetic. My national costume were made by two very talented Filipino designers Brigs and Michael respectively. My inspiration about my gown is to show rich Filipino culture, it's inclusiveness of its diversity and ethnicity as well as love for my homeland,” Meranie said.