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1:22 PM November 14, 2018

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1:22 PM November 14, 2018

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Katarina Rodriguez leaves for Miss World 2018 in China.

MISS WORLD 2018 – The country’s representative Katarina Rodriguez for the pageant has left the country for the competition with this message.

Previously, the Filipina beauty queen Katarina Rodriguez has revealed how she is preparing for the upcoming international pageant as she is representing the country.

She said, “I just really am myself as I had been in the two previous competitions I joined because there’s always something that happens that leave a mark. I just do it natural. That is really my game plan and of course, to showcase what is a Filipina to the world.”

Moreover, the Miss World Philippines 2018 also shared, “I would have to say that I should be the next Miss World because I know my potentials and I know the potentials of my country and the Filipinos.”

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Before I get into the conventional beauty queen victory post, I wanted to share something about authenticity. This is me. Katarina “Katja” Rodriguez at 26 years old. I’ve had people from all directions, coming from everywhere and anywhere judge me like it’s their profession. People who know me, or don’t know me, who think they know me, or may have just heard something through some imaginary grape vine so to speak – giving me constant criticism, be it constructive or just flat out unnecessary. It comes my way day to day. I have people telling me to act this way or that way or not post, wear, or do certain things and at one point I got very confused at who I should be. “Just be yourself, Katarina.” Me to me. The last two years of my life I had the chance to really get to know who I am as a person, as a woman in fact. And in the last 4 days that all seemed to have gone out the window. I was second guessing every breath I was taking because of the pressure. “…don’t doubt yourself….shake that off,” someone told me. I kept echoing these words in my mind. Staying true to who you are is so important even in a performance like @msworldphil because in a world full of many false things, it’s almost like magic to be something so real. I made myself a promise that if I was going to win Miss World Philippines, I would win by being me and doing my thing. And I did exactly that. To anyone with self doubt, again, Be who YOU are, the YOU of YOUR soul. With that and kindness you’ll stay golden. 💫👑

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And now, as she leaves the country for the international pageant, she left this message.

In an Instagram post, the beauty queen has written:

If my heart is my country, the Philippines, then my soul must be the World. It is with my upmost honor to represent the Philippines with all the grace & integrity I have in me on this adventure of a lifetime. To compete against the most beautiful & kind-hearted women from all around the world in the prestigious pageant of @missworld is something I had never dreamed possible. Everything is still so surreal. 

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If my heart is my country, the Philippines, 🇵🇭 then my soul must be the World. ❤️ It is with my upmost honor to represent the Philippines with all the grace & integrity I have in me on this adventure of a lifetime. To compete against the most beautiful & kind-hearted women from all around the world in the prestigious pageant of @missworld is something I had never dreamed possible. Everything is still so surreal. 🙈 I cannot give enough thanks to all the wonderful souls who have helped me prepare, meticulously at that! You all know who you are! How can I not do my best with every breath in Sanya, China with such great people behind me. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. 👑🙏🏼 Mahal na mahal kita Pilipiñas, alam mo na yan. ♥️ Thank you again to everyone who has believed in me so far & shown me that my potentials are to the moon and back if I will them to be. 🌙 I made an oath to myself & now I share it with you all, that in the event I become #MissWorld2018 I will work just as hard for the World as I have for my country. 🕊

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Just an update for the beauty pageant, the Miss World 2018 pageant recently held the draw for the Head to Head Challenge which is now considered as a tradition since last year it received 1.2 billion views on the Miss World Website, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and MobStar accounts.

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