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6 Quotes From Catriona Gray And Jehza Huelar That Will Inspire You Today

As December approaches, it’s not just Christmas that Filipinos—pageant fans especially—are looking forward to. Along with the early festivities brought about by Filipinos’ love for the Yuletide season, the nation is excited about the possibility of the Philippines emerging victorious in the upcoming pageants. Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Hueler have headed to Thailand and Poland, respectively, to represent Filipina beauty, talent, wit, and grace on the global stage.

Catriona Gray will compete at the 67th Miss Universe pageant on December 17 in Thailand. Jehza Huelar, on the other hand, will be representing the Philippines at the Miss Supranational 2018 on December 7 in Poland.


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During their send-off party, both couldn't hide their excitement about their respective pageants. After months of preparations, Catriona and Jehza are currently having the time of their lives, bonding with other beauty queens and discovering new things as they wait for their coronation nights. Jehza describes the training as “hindi basta-basta,” because they were really taught how to answer questions confidently and with a heart.


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Below are some quotable quotes, gathered from their send-off event, which show how inspiring these beauty queens and their journeys are: 



Jehza Huelar


Suprapower vote for the #Philippines! @misssupranational ? Help your favorite win a glamshoot with official photographer Raymond Saldana Raymond Saldaña The 5 contestants with the most shares on facebook and 5 contestants with the most likes on Instagram will be photographed again during week 2. A panel of judges will select 10 additional delegates to also take part in this shoot. (Instagram closing date: November 27, 19:00 Warsaw time) (Facebook closing date: November 27 13:00 Warsaw time) *If a candidate secures her spot through facebook and is also chosen by Instagram voting, the next highest will be selected.) #misssupranational #misssupranational2018 #hotelgolebiewski #muszyniankaalldaylong , #zarembaAcademy #mokotowskamakeupacademy #funclub #NirvelProfessionalPolska #carfleet #lactalispolska

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On believing in herself

“I realized na kaya ko palakaya ko palang maging beauty queen. Joining beauty pageants gave me the idea na I can do more with my life.”


On getting strength from her parents, who passed away when she was in college

“In my parents’ absence, I feel strength because I know that they’re there guiding me, even if I don’t see them. I know they’re always there for me.”


On not letting emotions get the best of her

“In the journey of Bb. Pilipinas, I learned how to control my emotions. I believe that you can manage yourself if you can manage your emotions.”



Catriona Gray


On achieving her dreams

“I can aways hear my dad’s voice; he would always tell me that the longest journey starts with a single step. And it sounds very simple, but sometimes when you’re reaching for a dream and they feel so far, you can feel overwhelmed. But if you look at it as one small step at a time, one day, you’ll look up from your feet and see that you’re already there.”


On always giving her best shot

“My mom would always tell me that something worth doing is worth doing well. And my foray to Binibini is definitely proof of that. I wanted to go all-out, all or nothing.”


On facing life's challenges head on

“Don’t let fear hold you back.”


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