Twenty years have passed since Charlene Gonzalez, who was then 19, represented the Philippines at the 1994 Miss Universe pageant.
Now at 40, Charlene has prepared herself in embracing whatever life has to offer.
She says, "I have less fears in my life. There's beauty in 40 because it really comes with wisdom as a woman. You know who you are as a woman already by that time, so you have less fears."
The former beauty queen reveals how she found her "fountain of youth" to PEP.Ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press at a Pond's event held in Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Makati City last October 29.