Never write off an ambitious girl brimming with determination. A graceful swan might be yearning to break free inside that ugly duckling. Had Kagandahang Flores dismissed Karla Henry and Precious Lara Quigaman outright, the country would now have two less global beauty titles.
A been there, done that beauty queen’s advice to Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina? ‘As long as she gives this contest her all, she won’t have to regret anything. No matter the outcome, win or lose, she’s still a winner because deep in her heart, she gave it her all.’
You can correct a girl’s posture. Even personality and intelligence can be acquired and developed through training. Physical beauty can be enhanced through makeup and, in extreme cases, through surgery. One thing you can never really acquire is the aura of a winner. That’s something innate.
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