English poet John Keats eloquently expressed the timeless concept that “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” He further describes how its delightful qualities continue to grow, never fading away but rather perpetually bringing happiness and pleasure.
These famous lines from “Endymion” have been quoted numerous times, taking on various interpretations. And in today’s millennial era, two Filipinas embody the essence of these words by the British poet. Miss World Philippines 2021, Tracy Maureen Perez, and Abdania Galo are the epitome of beauty and wisdom, personifying the ideals of Beauty Wise with their captivating faces and charismatic personalities.
Perez believes in using her beauty to inspire and encourage young individuals, particularly those with a similar morena skin tone. She embraces her brown skin and wants others to see themselves as beautiful as well.
“If you go to the provinces, most people are morena. I want them to look at me, see me on TV, and say, ‘She’s morena. But she’s beautiful.’ I want them to realize that they are beautiful, too,” she said.
Brown-skinned individuals are fabulous, she affirms: “Beauty is subjective, and accepting and embracing your own beauty should start from within. Tell yourself that you are beautiful and capable of achieving anything in life.”
As a Beauty Wise ambassador, she also dreams of entering show business: “I won’t deny my desire to be part of the entertainment industry. Being Miss World Philippines opens doors to many opportunities that I can’t overlook. I’m ready to take that step and give my best wherever I go.”
Tracy expresses her aspiration: “I would love to become a TV host, perhaps on a noontime show. I’ve also taken acting lessons, so I know it will be a new and enjoyable challenge where I can learn a lot. We should never stop learning and exploring new things, regardless of our age. Just go out there and live our lives.”
She admires local actors such as John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales, and Joshua Garcia.
The other miss with a face that refreshes Beauty Wise is Abdania Galo. This miss of eighteen summers holds the distinction of being Manila’s youngest chief executive officer of the company which her mother started.
Galo admits: “When I was a little girl, a part of me wants to join show business but As I grow up, I had a change of mind and heart.”
“My inspiration in life has always been my mom. She’s so into business, and I’m watching her every day, doing struggles and inspiring me a lot. And that’s something I am willing to learn,” Galo declares.
As a young CEO, she understands the immense responsibility: “Being in this position feels heavy, but it’s what I’ve been searching for. I’m committed to giving my best and leading the company to success.”
Galo shares her mother’s advice as she begins her CEO journey: “My mom told me to keep learning, give my best, and explore. I’ve always wanted to be a CEO, and it’s something I’m proud of.”
Tracy and Abdania exemplify the enduring joy of beauty through Beauty Wise, showcasing the beauty of Filipinas.