“Is there ever not fear? Fear and doubt just mean that you care about what you’re doing. I was doubtful of my talent and my abilities, I was fearful of what other people would think. How would I measure up, I always ask myself that question.” shared the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018.
There was of course the very devastating Miss World loss. At the time that it happened, I really could not understand why she didn’t win when she was the best, and I’m sure a lot of other pageant fans felt the same way. Catriona did so well only to make it to top 5. But apparently, now, we know that she was destined for much greater things. She was the “The World, the Universe rather” prophecy of Pia Wurtzbach that came true. To get to the place of our greater destiny, it really takes that fearless first step. If Catriona didn’t take that first step towards Bb. Pilipinas, would we have the 4th Philippine Miss Universe title today?
But of course, it helps to have a solid support system. “I kept asking myself, why are they so persistent? Why do they believe in me so much?” Catriona recalls. “Then I asked myself, if I wasn’t scared, what would I do? I couldn’t let fear define my life. After that realization, I bit the bullet.”
“There are so many people who will project their fears onto you or tell you what you’re capable of. They will try to define you. In overcoming my fears and working through all of the naysayers, I learned that only I have the power to define myself and what I’m capable of. Once I work past the fear within myself and from the outside, other people don’t faze me any longer,” reveals Catriona.
Very strong words from Catriona! Olay is proud to be a partner of Catriona in this whole journey. Be it the road to pageant crowns or glass skin, it’s really about that fearless first step. And also about the fearless subsequent steps, against all odds, to conquer and achieve one’s dreams. Learn more about Miss Universe 2018’s Fearless First Steps in this Paano Ba ‘To video with Bianca Gonzalez.