Hey lovely people! 🌞 I hope you all are doing awesome. 💋
I know, it’s been suuuuuuch a while. 😅 I was reeeeally busy due to a huge commitment: my participation to a beauty pageant (Miss Mauritius 2017 National Pageant)! How can I however do a come-back without some flaming hot details about this journey? 😏 Ha! Here we go my darlings!
Every year, I do make sure to challenge myself by doing something which I formerly thought I couldn’t do. Yup, EVERY single year since I was 11! ✊ The challenges range from regional competitions to ultimately national ones and voluntary activities as well. I am personally fond of public speaking and presentations/elocutions, whereby I get a platform to express myself and sensitise people regarding so many subjects of concern.
I remember having talked about the educational system, helping the disabled, sustainable development and ways to protect the marine environment via the Youth Parliament and Public Speaking-related stuffs. I believe in becoming a more efficient individual with such experiences, plus they make me HAPPY. (which is the most important in my opinion 😄) I also do believe in small actions making the world a little better. 😊
So yeah, the pageantry journey was NOT an easy one! I’m not going to get into the details of what the finalists exactly did or had to do, since you can easy read this in the newspaper/on my official page/even on my Instagram feed. I’m mostly going to talk about what this journey taught me. Let’s get staaaarted:
1. You will obviously get to know who your true friends are.
The reason why I decided to try my luck in a pageant was the fact that it was happening during my Uni holidays, and I guess it is needless to say that holidays themselves are ways to see who keep up with you and check on you at times. I have been considerably disappointed by some people owing to the prevalence of quite some lies in between our friendship, but REALLY amazed by others. I lost some friends, I gained some. This is life, right? But hey, no hard feelings! #staypositive 💪
2. Strength and endurance
With all the challenges involved in a pageant, you undeniably grow stronger, whether you want it or not. It just makes you grow internally and gives you a fairly realistic overview of how the fashion and pageantry industries actually work. 💁
I’ll be honest, my participation to this pageant shocked quite a few. 😂 Yup, some didn’t believe I could make it this far I guess, since I’ve, most of my life, been stuck and flourishing in my academic path. I managed to make it through the 150+ girls who wanted to taste the beauty of pageantry to be among the 12 finalists. A real confidence booster, nah? 😜 And nope, a pageant is not just about physical beauty and height and bla bal bla, but it also revolves around intelligence, wisdom, talent and attitude. Thanks to Mr. Patrick Dumolard, our coach for the Talent Show, I discovered that I actually have major dancing💃 and singing🎤 skills, which I had no idea about before participating to this competition. I discovered a real passion for making videos and sharing good vibes with others.📽 I have had the support of sooooooooo many people through this journey, which helped me stand strong through the ups and downs. Thanks so much guys! I am so so so grateful. ❤
4. More conscious of my health
I was already aware of the importance of a proper nutrition, but I discovered the essence of fitness and stretching through yoga. I am considering taking yoga classes in the near future/practicing it with an online guide. 🍃
Of course, needless to say, I did acquire quite some modelling skills and knowledge through this journey. I am really grateful towards everyone I met during this competition, you all reside in a soft spot in my heart. 💕
If you guys want to see the little speech I made during the Finale, you can watch it on my Instagram/Facebook. Despite the fact that I am pretty fluent in French and English, I chose to be daring and answer in my native language, the Mauritian Creole. Also, thank you lovely people, for being so proud of me for being the 1st runner-up of Miss Intercontinental and winning the Multimedia Award. 👑 😘
My message though is that you people are beautiful just the way you are.🌹 You don’t have to participate in a pageant to acknowledge it. Kindly listen to Alessia Cara’s song Scars To Your Beautiful, I believe this song sums it all. ☺ Your differences are your biggest strengths, remember it!
Light the world up with your smile and your beautiful personality, the world needs it. Life gets hard sometimes, but I never give up, and you shouldn’t either! ✋
See you soon my Loves! ☄
P.S: Gonna be more consistent with my blog’s posts henceforth xD
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