These two beauty queens would rather not have a New Year resolution
MANILA, Philippines — While many Filipinos drew a list of goals they hope to fulfill or achieve in 2023, two reigning queens from the Miss World Philippines pageant revealed they do not make resolutions for the new year.
“New Year’s resolutions, for me personally, I find that it makes me too lazy. Because if it’s once a year, I won’t make it happen,” reigning Miss World Philippines Gwendoline Fourniol told the Inquirer in a recent interview at the Joy-Nostalg Hotel and Suites Manila at the Ortigas Center in Pasig City.
Miss World Philippines-Charity Cassandra Chan agreed with her, and said, “I’ve always believed in being a better person, but New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t really work for me.”
Instead, the two queens said, they set goals more frequently for themselves, not just at the end of the year.
“I have a resolution every day, a new one every day. I motivate myself to achieve goals every single day. So that makes me a better person overall,” Fourniol shared. For her part, Chan said, “I like having goals set every month. So I’m kind of like that.”
Such practice eases the pressure of reaching for bigger goals, because having ambitious targets may tend to be too overwhelming for some people.
“I feel like if you’re too set on doing better in January, February, you know, it pressures you,” Chan explained.
Fourniol seconded, and said, “today’s a new day, of course every year is a new year, but you really have to take it day by day. Don’t pressure yourself.”
It also goes without saying that the two ladies adhere to this method of setting monthly or daily “targets.” Fourniol said, “as beauty queens, we have to be organized with our time, with our goals and
The French-Filipina beauty from Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, captured her national title after two consecutive attempts at the Miss World Philippines pageant. She is set to represent the country in the 71st Miss World pageant that is expected to take place later this year.
Fourniol will attempt to inherit the title currently held by reigning global queen Karolina Bielawska from Poland, who was crowned in the 70th Miss World pageant that culminated in late 2021, sidetracked by a string of COVID-19 infections among delegates and staff members, and was resumed early 2022.
Bielawska was supposed to relinquish her title also in 2022, but the Miss World Organization (MWO) opted not to mount another competition too close to the recent one, and instead scheduled the next contest for this year.
Megan Young is, so far, the only Filipino woman to bring home the Miss World crown. She won in the global tilt’s 63rd edition held in Indonesia in 2013. EDV