ALAM n’yo bang si Catriona Gray din ay naging breadwinner ng pamilya at naging problematic din siya noon sa paghahanap ng pagkakakitaan?
Marami sa atin ang nag-aakalang may kaya ang mga pamilyang banyaga ang ama at naninirahan sila sa Pilipinas dahil nandito ang negosyo o hanapbuhay ng amang banyaga.
Tiyak na marami sa atin ang nag-aakalang for leisure o self-fulfillment kaya nag-aartista o nagmomodelo ang mga tisay na gaya nina Catriona at Pia Wurtzbach. ‘Di pumapasok sa isip natin na sila man ay nagiging tagapag-hanapbuhay (breadwinner) ng pamilya.
Naipagtapat ni Catriona kamakailan ang pagiging problematic n’ya noong 21 years old na siya na kumita nang malaki at regular para sa pamilya. Naipagtapat n’ya ‘yon noong virtual media conference para sa paglulunsad ng single n’yang ang titulo ay R. Y. F.
“There were multiple times when I was giving up and felt like I wasn’t good enough,” pagtatapat n’ya.
“One of them was when I was quite young. I was 21. I was breadwinner of my family at that time and I didn’t have any new work opportunity coming in and I just felt like I kept getting ‘no,’ like every single opportunity kept closing on me.”
Catriona, who was then a budding model, didn’t know what to do with her life.
“I was like, ‘Is there something wrong with me? Am I kulang? Don’t have I anything good to offer?’ Like I questioned everything about myself.”
Nagduda pa nga siya kung dapat pa siyang manatili sa Pilipinas, o lumipat na ibang bansa na pwede siyang kumita ng malaki at regular.
“I felt like I was such a disappointment to my family and it was a very hard time to me.”
Ang nagpabago ng isip at attitude n’ya ay ang pagiging Christian .
“But it was very true that my life changed in strengthening my faith, because that’s how I started my faith journey as a Christian. That really pulled me out from that.”
She emphasized that her faith led her to her advocacy to promote children’s welfare and education, which eventually led her to try her luck in pageants that enabled her to speak more and raise funds for her causes.
“And also I was introduced into volunteerism that introduced me to pageantry so I was all of a sudden feeling that si Lord is guiding me talaga. He’s like, ‘Wait lang anak! I have something for you. Be patient lang!”
Hindi ego massage lang para kay Catriona na manalo siyang Bb. Pilipinas at sa paglaon ay Miss Universe 2019. Hanapbuhay din ‘yon na may malaking kita. ‘Di na n’ya pinoproblema ngayon ang pera na pambuhay sa pamilya.