– a popular phrase that was used on the recently concluded 65th Miss Universe.
Filipinos, and the rest of the world, were excited to witness this beautiful event. While others were excited as beautiful contestants strut in their national costumes, swimsuits, sparkling gowns and how they answered the Q and A’s, I was more excited to find beautiful gems of lessons that were instilled by the pageant itself.
Here are the beautiful lessons worth sharing, lessons that will make you more CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL.
1. THE RETURN OF THE COMEBACK
“LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES, MOVE FORWARD, AND MAKE IT RIGHT. “
Steve Harvey became one of the most popular Miss Universe hosts when he made a mistake on announcing the winner on the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. He received a lot of criticisms and bashing from a lot of people for making an announcement mistake. Guess what? He came back for this year’s Miss Universe pageant and made sure that his hosting stint from the very beginning until the announcement is one smooth operation.
When we commit mistakes, let us learn how to stand up from the failure, move forward and make it right like what Steve Harvey did.
“ When you make a mistake, you just have to keep on moving forward.” STEVE HARVEY
” DO YOUR BEST SHOT AND EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN.
During the Top 6 Q and A portion, it was the first time for Miss Philippines to have an interpreter in the Miss Universe. Although the interpreter translated the question into Filipino dialect which is Tagalog, Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina still answered the question in English. A lot of hugot lines emerged from the social media due to “paasa” moments received by the interpreter.
Well there are times that when you did your best shot, you will still be taken advantage of, and you will be useless even though you give you 100% just like what the interpreter did. The beautiful lesson here is to just do your best and expect nothing in return. You will be useless at the eyes of majority for now but at the right time, all your shots will be worth it. Just keep going.
Things are going to be fine and better, my dear interpreter.
3. BEST IN NATIONAL COSTUME
” NO MATTER HOW HEAVY YOUR PROBLEMS ARE, FACE THESE WITH GRACE. “
Ms. Myanmar on her national costume amazed everyone with her outfit — a black and white patterned gown with attached strings in her arms that displayed a Burmese Puppetry moves and with a backdrop of about 40 kilograms in weight! No wonder, she stole the show and became viral!
Upon knowing the weight of her backdrop, I realized the lesson about our problems-carrying our own problems.
Everyday, we are carrying our own problem, no matter how heavy it is. Ms. Myanmar put up a great show no matter how heavy her costume was. We can do the same! When we are making the best out of our problems and deal with these gracefully, it will bring out a great character within us, and its overall impact on the betterment of our own personality just like Myanmar did after putting up the best national costume show.
After all, we can have the national costume of great character, strength, and wisdom if we will just carry all the problems with grace and confidence.
4. COLOR AND SHAPE
“ SHAPE AND COLOR DOESN’T MATTER; IT IS NOT THE MEASUREMENT OF BEING BETTER. “
Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, trended for delivering a great message to everyone that it is okay to be larger than the rest of candidates, that physical appearance doesn’t define the real beauty of a woman.
The real lesson here is that beauty should not be totally dependent on the physical appearance. Beauty is what we are within– the strength of our character and our personality. There is a strong message that we should not conform to this world’s definition of beauty, that we should be like this, like that. Beauty comes when we are being our real selves.
This is being really CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL.
” There is beauty beyond size. There is a beauty beyond walking onstage in a bikini. There is a beauty beyond looking a particular way. It’s time to realize that true beauty, self worth and validation start from within.” Siera Bearchell
5. QUEEN OF DETERMINATION
” DO NOT GIVE UP IN REACHING AND LIVING YOUR DREAMS. “
Our very own queen , Pia Wurtzbach, who was reigned Miss Universe 2015 joined the Bb.Pilipinas three times before she got the Miss Philippines-Universe Title. She did not give up and hence she got the crown.
When we have a dream, we should not stop and instead be totally motivated to reach that dream. No matter how hard it maybe, let us wear the crown of determination, patience, strength, motivation, and inspiration.
Giving up should never be an option when we want to achieve something.
“Never give up on your dreams because you never know, it could happen to you.” Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
These lessons will hopefully help you to become better and more confidently beautiful wherever you are. 🙂