MISS Supranational 2023 First Runner-up Pauline Amelinckx highlighted “dedication” as what pushed her to move forward after successfully representing the Philippines internationally at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater, Poland on Friday, July 14, 2023.
In a Facebook post on July 16, 2023, two days after the coronation, Amelinckx said it was the training, hard work, heart work, and dedication that made her conquer the ups and downs in her journey.
“It felt so surreal to go through all the challenges and ups and downs of this journey and still have been able to make it this far, and it’s all the training, hard work, heart work and yes, DEDICATION, that made this happen,” she said.
She stressed how dedication played a huge role in the numerous times she tried competing to represent the country.
“It takes a great amount of dedication toward your own personal growth and belief in your own worth to see rejection as redirection,” she said.
The value of this dedication can also be recognized in her response during the question and answer portion.
“It would be dedication. Dedication to this journey, dedication to the people who have brought her up to this journey and dedication of course with the organization that she’ll end up working with. This is such a beautiful experience. And she has to be someone who can bring people, together. Someone who knows that this is not a one-woman journey. We all have differences but we also realize that we have so much in common. And we are now gathered here on this stage transcending our own borders, bringing nations together,” said Amelinckx when asked what makes a good brand ambassador for the organization.
The beauty queen from Bohol also pointed out that representing the Philippines internationally has been her greatest dream, and she considered it an honor and pleasure to turn it into a reality.
“Ever since I stepped on our national stage it has been my greatest ambition to represent the PH internationally. It has been my greatest honor and pleasure to turn that ambition into reality and finally have been able to attach Philippines to my name,” she said.
Amelinckx also said that she felt so blessed and filled with gratitude, thanking everybody who sent every single vote, view, like, comment, and prayer for her.
“I will be looking back and reflecting some more for a bit. But for now, know that I am immensely proud of our victory, grateful for the love and excited to be back home,” she said.
Amelinckx is the second Filipino to get a crown in Miss Supranational, winning the Supra Chat challenge, after Mutya Johanna Fontiveros Datul, who was crowned Miss Supranational 10 years ago.
Miss Supranational 2023 is Andrea Aguilera from Ecuador. She replaced Miss Lalela Mswane of South Africa.
Second runner-up was Sancler Frantz from Brazil, followed by Emma Collingridge from the United Kingdom, and Ngan Dang Thanh from Vietnam. (GK Marie Dejacto, CNU intern)
Photo from Missosology
July 17, 2023
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