Katarina Rodriguez wants to be a mom after joining Save the Children
Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez shared on Friday how joining international organization Save the Children changed her perspective about motherhood.
In an Instagram post, Rodriguez said she never had any interest to bear a child prior to joining the organization in 2016: “I had no interest in having children of my own-then, what seemed odd to me, having my own family started to consume my daydreams.”
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Last week I shared a story with my @savethechildrenph family, which I’ll share with you all now. They wanted me to express why (since 2016) I choose to work with them. It was that year I consciously felt my biological clock present. Prior to that I had no interest in having children of my own- then, what seemed odd to me, having my own family started to consume my daydreams. My stubborn side tried to fight against this maternal drive that felt so foreign to me & after sometime I finally realized at my age it was normal & okay and I graciously accepted that I am becoming a woman. I made a promise to myself however, and that was that I needed to make something of myself to make my future children proud. I promised I would give back to this world and help it in any way I could as I strongly believe that it’s my responsibility. I promised I would work specifically with children, before I have my own, because they are the future of our world. As much as we’ve heard it before over and over, it’s the truest thing, our youth are what will transform our world. The Save the Children organization eagerly focuses on the nutrition of children living in extreme conditions. The UN created 17 goals to help transform our world and the second goal is zero hunger. Our children cannot dream, or develop properly without the basic necessities such as clean water, food, peace, etc. If you want to give back this holiday season, join the #LahatDapat Christmas campaign of @savethechildrenph this year with me. It has been such an honor working with the people of @savethechildren & I will continue to support them, learn from them & hopefully help change the lives of our world’s children. ❤️🙏🏼
The “maternal drive” felt foreign to the 26-year-old beauty queen, but eventually, she realized “it was normal & okay and I graciously accepted that I am becoming a woman.”
Before that day comes, Rodriguez said she needed to make something of herself first to make her future children proud.
“I promised I would give back to this world and help it in any way I could as I strongly believe that it’s my responsibility,” she said.
Rodriguez expressed her desire to work specifically for children because she believed “they are the future of our world” no matter how people have heard this over and over again.
Save the Children is an organization that focuses on the nutrition of children living in extreme conditions. It aims to provide “basic necessities such as clean water, food, peace, etc.”
Rodriguez first came to prominence in 2014 when she finished in the Top 3 at “Asia’s Next Top Model.”
She placed first runner-up in Miss Intercontinental in January and was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 in October.
Rodriguez will be vying for the Miss World 2018 title at Sanya, China on December 8, 2018.
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