Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with Mrs Universe Philippines 2022 Veronica Yu at the Lobby Lounge of Okada Manila. This advocacy-driven married woman will represent our country in the upcoming 45th edition of Mrs Universe which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from January 30 to February 5, 2023. And she is extremely excited with the competition, especially after the recently-concluded 71st Miss Universe which motivates her even more to do well.
A Past President (but still very active member) of the Rotary Club of Cubao-Quezon City, Veronica is a trained firefighter who does her share of charity activities for the Cancer Society of the Philippines, while regularly keeping her advocacy of fighting violence against women – something that she has been keeping a voice for these past number of years. Not your usual pageant enthusiast of a mom, she entered our world in order to give the platform an entirely different meaning in terms of substance and causes. She hopes to win the bigger crown in Bulgaria so she can further widen her causes for women around the world.
Do watch my exclusive interview with her below.