Recently, the crowned Miss Asia Pacific international 2018 Sharifa Akeel earned the admiration of the public not solely because of her beauty, but her simplicity which stood out the most. During her homecoming, several photos surfaced online which gave us a glimpse of her humble life in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
No doubt the said photos showed how a beauty queen like her could reign even without having lavish things. With her strong passion and love for the family, she achieved her goals and dreams.
Before becoming an international title holder, the 21-year-old Muslim school teacher lived a simple life in her hometown together with her family. As seen in the photos, their modest house is a small bahay kubo. She was also helping her mother run their small store and sold snacks and meals to students.
Ever since she was a child, Sharifa had been dreaming to grace the grandest pageant stage which she successfully did now. Thanks to her natural beauty and brilliant mind, Sharifa wowed many people.
On top of these, she also has a kind heart, especially to children. No wonder she chose to pursue Elementary Education. Her personal experience with natives and indigenous people became her motivation to empower the voices of fellow Muslims.
Her insightful pre-pageant journey also served as her strength to surpass all the hurdles she encountered before bagging the prestigious title.
After fulfilling her duties as the reigning Miss Asia Pacific International 2018, she plans to get a teaching license as well to achieve another ultimate dream.