ONE DAY MORE:
LOOKING BACK AT MY MISS WORLD JOURNEY 🙏
By Catriona 📍 Checked in at Maryland, USA 🇺🇸 at 11:54pm
My name is Catriona Elisa Gray. I was born on January 6, 1994 to a Filipino Mother and Australian, Scottish Born Father. An only child, I combatted my lack of sibling company with extra circulars which made me fall in love with the arts: drama, art, music, singing and dancing from a young age. 🎭🎨🎤
After graduating from school, I left my family to pursue a gap year travelling and modeling. I was able to forge a successful career and chose to pursue my creative passions. A few years later, my family and I found ourselves in a situation that resulted in a lot of responsibility and pressure being placed on my shoulders. It was only my faith in God, knowing he would help me carry the load that allowed me to trudge on. 🙏
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 🙏
To get away from the weight of my situation I turned to charity work. Instead of being so weighed down by my own personal problems, I wanted to just forget about myself for a moment and focus on someone who needed a little help.💙
When I first walked through the streets of Tondo, Manila I was shocked to the point of silence. Here were these people, families, children living in such dire environments – how could I possibly complain and worry about my life when I had so much? A life of gratitude and new found purpose opened up.
Charity work – you go to help others and in the process…you end up helping yourself.
…Tomorrow: Miss World Philippines and beyond.🌏🇵🇭