Katarina Rodriguez is now a mom of two!
The beauty queen recently introduced her newborn daughter to her followers via an Instagram post. “A week of her. Clara Amal Rodriguez Barbers swam into our world on Jan. 29, 2023 at 9:55 p.m.,” she wrote in the caption.
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In an exclusive chat with PhilSTAR L!fe, the model shared that being a mom of two kids—both under two years old—is a challenge she "did not prepare for."
"I was so focused on my pregnancy and preparing for my labor that I completely forgot to prepare for everything after," she explained.
"I love being a mom, though. I don't think any person can prepare in any 'right way' for the mothering part. I'm learning a lot more about myself along the way and it's interesting to see how much I've changed as a person since being a mother," said Katarina.
"My second baby has changed me also once again. I mean, I'm still the same old Katarina but a lot more empathetic to those around me. I'm a lot calmer, and patient, too. But I'm also a lot more OC about everything."
"Every time I give birth I feel like I'm also being reborn. It feels like a clean slate for me—to start life anew with my baby," she concluded.
Clara Amal is her second child with her partner, businessman Niño Barbers, whom she met in 2018 at the latter’s resort in Siargao.
Katarina shared she was expecting another bundle of joy in October 2022, when she excitedly showed off her baby bump through a photoshoot inspired by the music video for Britney Spears’ hit song Oops! … I Did It Again.
The former Miss World Philippines titleholder welcomed her first child Robert Joaquin in August 2021. He was delivered through water birth.
Congratulations, Katarina and Niño!