Catriona inilantad ang sakit
Hindi tinatago ni Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ang kanyang stretch marks sa katawan.
Sa isang Instagram post ni Catriona bago siya manalo bilang Miss Universe, hindi siya naglagay ng filter para mabura o matago ang stretch marks nang magsuot siya ng bikini sa beach.
Para kay Catriona, ang pagkakaroon ng stretch marks ay normal lang sa isang babae at gusto niyang ipaabot sa ibang mga girl na may mga stretch marks na okey lang iyon because it’s all about being a natural woman.
“It should be okay, shouldn’t it? I mean, every woman has flaws or they’re not really flaws, but they just make us natural, it’s what we have as woman.
“And I think it’s refreshing for people to see that, for young girls to look up and see, ‘Oh! She has tiger stripes too,’ you know. ‘Why should I feel like I need to hide them? Why do I not feel like I’m confident in them? I should be.’ And that’s the kind of dialogue I wanna start,” sey pa ni Catriona sa naging interview niya with Jessica Soho.
Aminado si Catriona na hindi siya perfect at may flaws sa kanyang katawan tulad ng ibang tao.
“Who doesn’t, right? It’s a part of being a woman. I’m a regular person just like anyone else,” ngiti pa niya.
Inamin din ni Catriona na meron siyang scoliosis. Pero hindi raw naging hadlang ang sakit niyang ito para ma-pursue niya ang kanyang mga pangarap sa buhay.
“I think that was drawn out of proportion. Yes, I have scoliosis, but it has never stopped me. I feel like it was blown out of proportion a little bit. Yes, I have scoliosis, yes it causes me discomfort, but that’s all.
“It has never made me cry, it has never put me in excruciating pain and I’ve never seen it as a barrier to what I wanna pursue and what I want to do…. so it’s just a part that makes me unique.
“It’s something that I’ve had or diagnosed with at 12 years old and it only causes me mild discomfort, that’s all.”
At kahit may gano’ng karamdaman si Catriona, nagawa pa niyang makapag-aral ng martial arts. Blackbelter siya sa edad na 12.
“It’s more about being able to defend yourself and having that confidence in your character that if the situation were to ever arise, that you could defend yourself, and that’s all I’ve seen, I’ve never seen it as a like ‘Don’t mess with me.’
“But yeah, it’s just something that really build up my confidence as a kid. I never experienced bullying and I feel like that was the big part of that,” pagtatapos pa ni Catriona.