Philippines has been known for being very active when it comes to beauty pageants. When a certain Filipina represents the country to an international search, we would always spend time just to watch and support the candidate. Whether or not, we personally know her.
Well, for most of us, they think joining pageants is only for those who want to flaunt their beauty or only for those who want to be famous, little did they know that there are few of these women who also wanted to help their families, to lift them out of poverty.
One of those beauty queens who had the chance to achieve a better life, is the recently crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2018, Sharifa Akeel. Her life even before she was hailed as such was very simple. She lived in a small house together with her mother in Maguindanao.
She was born in Lebal, Sultan Kadarat. She is a Qatari-Iranian and Filipino in her blood. She took up Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and currently works in the Congressional Office of the Province of Sultan Kudarat as a Human Relations Officer.
Sharifa showed her simple and humble life. She grew up in a traditional Muslim family, thus her advocacy is to uphold the rights of Muslim women. Her family serves as her inspiration to do her best to achieve her dreams.
Her career as a Beauty Queen started when she first won as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International 2018. She then became the country’s representative in the International level. On October 4, 2018, she was able to bring home the bacon after she was hailed the Miss Asia Pacific International 2018.
Now, Sharifa goes after her other dream and that is to become a licensed teacher. She now continues her living her simple life which gained a lot of praises from the netizens.
She indeed an epitome of a true beauty queen, since she is intelligent and is confidently beautiful, with a heart.
SOURCE : Famous Trends