What is your message to all the girls who think that to be Miss Universe means you have to be perfect in every way, the most beautiful on the outside, be a certain height and if you are not, then you should not try?
Miss Universe is a platform which we use to inspire and empower people around the world to confidently accept and cherish who we really are. Your measurements are not the only ingredients which define beauty. Your uniqueness is your power and how confident you are about your ideas, your passion to accomplish your goals and to inspire others to chase after their dreams, is what sets you apart. The most needed qualities to be in a competition like Miss Universe, in my opinion: be confidently beautiful with a heart, a strong mind and a smart personality who leads with grace, irrespective of her height, color, race and weight passes the prerequisites for Miss Universe.
I encourage every young woman who has dreams to pursue the title because it is a stepping stone to accomplishing much larger goals. The network you build will be helpful in the long run as well as the skills you learn and opportunities you are given.