Erica Robin, the first-ever participant from Pakistan in the Miss Universe pageant, reached a notable achievement by earning a spot in the top 20 of the competition and expressed her aims and gratitude.
In a video posted on Instagram this Monday, the 25-year-old model passionately expressed her commitment to catalyse social change for women in Pakistan.
She kicked off her statement, “This is Erica Robin, I am 25 years old and I am the first ever Miss Universe Pakistan. This is the perfect opportunity for me to step in to show the brighter side of my country.”
Robin elaborated on the objectives she aims to achieve through her platform, expressing her desire to challenge and overcome the stereotypes associated with Pakistani women.
The beauty queen stated, “My advocacy can help other women…I would love to do that because my advocacy is to help them exercise and participate in the arts and media fields and take over.”
While strongly endorsing, women's equality and empowerment, Robin said, “Women, we are not lesser than anyone and anyone that tells you you can't do this or that, prove them wrong. That's why I am here and I believe that stories do make a difference and it's high time now to show the world.”
Miss Pakistan expressed her thanks to both her team and supporters, acknowledging their role in making her journey a reality. In the caption accompanying her post, she wrote, “We made it to the Top 20! To God be all the glory and thanks to everyone who supported me from the start.”
She concluded her credits, “To my National Director, Josh Yugen - all your hard work, time and sacrifice - thank you! We love you! To the Philippines where I trained, thank you! To my trainers - thanks for teaching me lessons that I will never forget. To Pakistan - it’s an honour to represent you with modesty, respect and pride. I love you all!”
During this significant moment, numerous figures in the Pakistani entertainment industry praised Robin's achievement.
Aiman Khan, Hira Mani, Yumna Zaida, Sarwat Gilani, and Anoushey Ashraf convey their felicitations to the newly crowned Miss Universe Pakistan.
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