Looking forward na ang pambato ng Pilipinas sa Mrs. World 2021 na matutuloy na ang nasabing pageant na bagong itinakda sa darating na Hunyo sa Sri Lanka.

Nabatid na ilang beses nang na-reset ng petsa ang coronation ng Mrs. World dahil pa rin sa coronavirus pandemic.

Pero ayon kay Meranie Gadiana Rahman, print model na tubong Cagayan de Oro pero nakabase na sa Hawaii, mas nais pa rin nito ang tradisyunal na takbo ng beauty pageants kaysa ‘yaong virtual o online lamang upang mas maipakita ang ganda at talino ng bawat kandidata.

Naniniwala aniya siya na basta panatilihin lang ang social distancing, proper hygiene at paggamit ng face mask, ay posible ang face to face coronation.

“I will prefer face to face. I believe being a Beauty Queen comes with a great responsibility. You have to have pure heart, dedication, perseverance and kindness to motivate and inspire others. I believe that it is hard to choose the right candidate by virtual pageant alone.

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Secondly by competing on the stage gives you sense of pride and forces you to do your best.

Thirdly you get to meet your beautiful pageant sisters in person and have an opportunity to develop long lasting friendships and future collaborations.

Lastly due to COVID vaccination and continued observation of social distancing, hygiene and using masks things will get much better soon” saad nito sa isang panayam.

Magiging sentro ng advocacy ni Meranie ang pagtulong sa mga kababaihang mayroong post partum depression, na minsan din daw niyang naranasan at nalampasan.

“Since I am a survivor of postpartum depression, I know how serious and lethal this kind of depression can be which has actually taken the lives of thousands and probably millions of women all over the world and lesser number of men as well. Coming out of postpartum depression has changed my life by giving me another life At the same time it has empowered me to save many lives that I have been able to touch and educate them that there is a hope, and there is a treatment. Look at me. I am a living example. I have done this a lot in the Philippines because I have a voice here as reigning Mrs. Philippines World. I wish I could have a voice all over the world and save many lives,” dagdag nito.