Their reigns may have ended, but you can't take away the queendom mindset from these beauty queens.
During an episode of Between Us Queens—a Filipino Spotify original podcast hosted by former queens Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Binibining Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, and Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidate Carla Lizardo—Rabiya Mateo was invited for a chat and challenge. The ladies took turns answering the winning question from the recently concluded Miss Universe Philippines, which is: If things happen during your Miss Universe reign that makes you sad and uninspired, how would you continue to inspire others?
"We're not trying to compare or beat anyone. Chika chika answers [only]," claimed Wurtzbach. "For fun lang," said Lizardo.
Below are their answers:
Pia Wurtzbach: If something makes me sad, or uninspired... during my reign, I would look to the people who find me inspirational because if they see something in me, then I wouldn't want to be the one to disappoint them.
Rabiya Mateo: I think power comes with acknowledgement and I like to remind myself that I have weaknesses, and there will be times in which I will feel that I am not good enough. What's going to be inspirational to other people. I shouldn't be afraid to show the vulnerable side for them to relate to me, for them to realize that even when I'm a beauty queen I'm still a person. And that gives so much story for them to realize there's also power in storytelling.
Bianca Guidotti: Whenever I'm feeling uninspired, I try to kind of take a step back, take in the world, and realize that the world is so much bigger than I am and my purpose lies much bigger than within myself. And if I am feeling uninspired, I look to the people around me, to inspire me, because I can find inspiration everywhere I look, and I thank you.
Carla Lizardo: In my journey during my Miss Universe reign, it would be inevitable that I would experience sadness and being uninspired. And I think I would just have to be honest with myself, and I should be honest to the people around me about how I'm feeling so that they can provide me with advice and inspiration to be able to lift my spirits. And I think that if I share that I'm going through something like this and I was able to recover, then the people around me will also be inspired by how I was able to step back.
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