Lumipad na for New Delhi, India, ang representative ng Pilipinas sa Miss Multinational pageant na si Sophia Senoron kahapon, Biyernes, February 16.
Higit na 50 kababaihan mula sa iba't ibang bans ang makakalaban ni Sophia.
Magaganap ang presentation, pageant activities, preliminary judging at coronation night ng Miss Multinational mula February 16 hanggang February 26.
Si Sophia ang pinakabatang sumali sa Miss World Philippines 2017. Seventeen years old lang siya noong sumali at manalo. Ngayon ay eighteen years old na siya.
“To start with, I think the biggest impact I wanted to make to the Philippine media is that I was not a typical teenager to begin with. I feel that's something that my Miss World Philppines sisters would agree with me on.
“Although I still have the emotional state of a seventeen-year-old at that time, that's why after every segment, I would always cry after my number was being called and they would have to calm me.
“But I think in terms of maturity, responsibility, and being able to hold my ground, I think that has been with me all throughout because you really need it if you want to pursue something in this industry.
“I don't think I would have won or I wouldn't be in my place right now if I wasn't responsible and mature,” pahayag ni Sophia sa naganap na send-off party noong nakaraang February 15 sa Full Belly Craft Kitchen in Quezon City.
CHAMPION DEBATER. Isang champion debater si Sophia sa kanyang school na San Beda College kunsaan tinatapos niya ang kursong Financial Management.
Hindi raw niya napapabayaan ang kanyang pag-aaral kahit na in-between ay may training siya para sa pageant.
“I'm a varsity debater when I'm not a beauty queen. So it comes with the career.
“You have to be able to speak your opinions very clearly and be very good in speaking. I was just blessed to have that. To be part of a debate society has opened my eyes to new perspectives, to understanding everyone but at the same time, being able to voice out your opinions and perspectives as well.
“And because of that, I have become the person that I am today,” diin pa niya.
Ang height ni Sophia ay 5’4” lamang, pero hindi raw iyon naging hadlang para makapag-compete siya.
Ang nanalong Miss Universe 2017 na si Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters ay gano’n din ang height, maging ang Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 na si Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez ay 5’4” din ang height.
“They've legitimized and they made it credible for me to say that height doesn't matter at all, 'cause I may be the smallest, but I know that I have the biggest personality. So I think that's what I have to offer,” ngiti pa niya.
WANTS TO MEET SUSHMITA. Big fan si Sophia ni Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen of India. Sana raw ay magkaroon siya ng pagkakataon na ma-meet nang personal si Sushmita habang nasa India siya.
Tinanong si Sophia ng naging question kay Sushmita noong 1994 Miss Universe, na, “What is the essence of being a woman?”
Heto ang kanyang naging sagot: “The essence of a woman is when she is undoubtedly herself, when she's able to immerse herself in her perfect imperfections. When she's able to understand and to be able to relate to other people... the way a woman creates love, the way a woman spreads love is the essence of a woman.”