Jewel Mische revealed that her mom wanted her to become a beauty queen.
This admission came on the heels of Catriona Gray's victory at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, last December 17.
In a lengthy post, Jewel began, "Like Ms. Catriona Gray’s mother, my mom also once dreamt that I become a beauty queen. I never really saw myself as one though, it was never my desire.. at saka, height pa lang bagsak naman na ako, e!"
Becoming a doctor also appealed to her mom.
"Pwede din doktor, sabi niya, which was never gonna happen because I don’t even like the sight of blood."
The third career option for Jewel materialized after winning as StarStruck's Ultimate Sweetheart in 2006.
She continued, "Tapos naging pag-aartista na lang nauwi yung pangarap ng nanay ko for me. Ayun natupad naman, even though it was never my first love kaya naiwanan ko din."
Jewel and her husband Alex Kurzer tied the knot in December 28, 2014, two years since they began dating and a year after they got engaged.
She quit showbiz in 2013, and is now based in Michigan, U.S.A.
The former actress went on saying that she and her mom have differing views about success.
Jewel said, "My mom is very different from me though, we have always clashed. This is why we don’t have the Hallmark kind of mom and daughter relationship.
"I believe she still secretly thinks I am a failure for leaving showbiz to be 'just a house wife' or a 'full time mom.'
"My definition of success is different from hers. 'Success' to me (and one of my favorite preachers)—is completion and fulfillment (of the original intent) of the purpose for your existence (why you were created)."
Hence, among the lessons that she will most likely teach her six-month-old daughter when she grows up is the importance of finding her "own purpose."
Jewel further wrote, "In other words, success is not about making a lot of money, it's not about having a big house with a nice car by the lake.
"Success is not having a lot of friends, nor accolades or even plaques on the wall.
"Success is very very simple, discovering your purpose and then completing it before you die. In other words, success must be measured by why you were created. Success is therefore, 'PURPOSE FULFILLED.'"
She herself asked: "Soooo, will Aislah be the Ms. Universe in her generation?"
Daddy Alex's quick response, according to Jewel, was "not a chance!"
For now, the new mom will work on giving her parenting style a Pinoy touch.
Aislah's toys included a wooden jeepney and sungka.
She also has a children's book titled Tales of TomTom Manila.
The former Kapamilya star has also been including Pinoy dishes in her daily menu, especially for breakfast.