Believe in someone and the Universe is on its way to being changed.
It started as a selfish wish to get certified in scuba diving because I loved escaping underwater. It was not easy as I first thought it would be, I met a lot of roadblocks from failing to win the title to dealing with an organizer who wanted to dethrone me as a title holder but things changed because people believed in me.
Robert believed I could represent the country and George believed too, both of them helped me make it to Malaysia to be Miss Philippines and the rest was history.
Yesterday’s coronation night was solid proof that believing in one person can create ripples of change. I am happy to have paid it forward and witness how much the girls that I believed in accomplish so much.
Cindy Pacia Madduma , from our first conversation about your love for the ocean, I knew that you were on your way to achieving bigger things. People have doubted and looked down on you when we first announced you as Miss SCUBA Philippines 2015 but you proved them wrong just as I know you would. I also knew you were the right person to head Miss SCUBA Philippines 2017 into success as National Director and you did.
Miss SCUBA Philippines 2017 Sherlyn Legaspi Doloriel, we both know how long you have been waiting for this opportunity from the first moment you sent out an inquiry if you could join the pageant back in 2015. You too have faced roadblocks and now it is your time to take on the international stage. We believe your passion and your fighting spirit will take you to greater heights and I am nothing but excited for you as you compete this November in Kota Kinabalu.
In a span of 5 years, this competition has changed so many lives and converted doubters to winners.
All of us needs someone to believe in us so we can break out of our self-defeating prophecies. It takes just one person.
Have you shown belief in someone? If you haven’t yet, you should. You will never know how something as simple as believing in one person can change the world. ☺️