There is always something good to be said about beauty queens who use their titles to create a platform where their voices can be heard on a national level. Done with the job of representing the Philippines in Miss Grand International 2016 and bringing home the 1st Runner-Up trophy as proof of achievement, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves is currently setting her sights on more important advocacies that affect the youth. And boy, is she really in her best elements doing these activities.
For the National Children’s Congress of the DSWD, she spoke to the young ones and shared the importance of being aware about the social issues affecting them and life in general. This is what she posted on social media about it.
And Nicole doesn’t stop there. She also shared her time for the reading advocacy of Manila Bulletin called “Read for 20” (or simply put, make a habit of reading at least 20 minutes a day). Here is her take on this.
“Hindi tayo ginawa ng Diyos para maging ordinaryo lamang, may ekstraordinaryong tadhana siya na isinulat para sa atin. | You weren’t created by God to become ordinary, you are all given an extraordinary purpose.
It was a priceless opportunity to be able to speak to these kids about life. When the floor was opened for questions, they asked a lot of social issues about our country today. They are aware, they are worried, and they need us to make sure that it really is going to be okay.
“Every time you finish reading a book, you see the world a little more differently. This is why I am sharing Manila Bulletin’s advocacy, READ FOR 20! I am encouraging everyone to keep a book in your bag, get off social media and read for AT LEAST 20 minutes a day. So drop your phones and grab a book!”
There is something really important about being Nicole Cordoves. She puts into good use the power and responsibility given to her as a national beauty titleholder. And knowing this lady, she won’t stop doing what she loves best. In fact, she’s just getting started!
I love you, Nicole! 😉