Naikuwento ni 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray na ilan sa kanyang co-beauty queens ang nanay na.
Sa tanong ng aktor na si Edward Barber, sa isang panayam kamakailan, kung pinag-iisipan na rin ba ni Catriona ang mga bagay na ito, sinabi niyang, “For me, personally, I’m not yet ready to take that step because I’m not yet married. But it is something in my mind.”
Paliwanag ng beauty queen, naiisip niya ang bagay ito dahil na rin sa kanyang dad.
Say ni Catriona, “My dad is an older dad, like my dad is currently 76. He had me at age 48. There comes a pressure also as a child with an older parent, like, ‘Are they gonna be around to see me at my wedding? Are they gonna meet their grandparents?’”
Gayunman, inaalala rin niya kung paano ito makaaapekto sa kanyang career, kung sakali man.
Sa katunayan, maraming beses na palang sinabihan si Cat na posibleng bumagsak o masira ang kanyang brand kung magpakasal o maging mother siya.
“The amount of societal pressure that comes with it, especially in the Philippines…I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve been told by the other people in the industry, ‘Don’t get married. Don’t have kids yet, unless you wanna completely ruin or change your brand. Your career is gonna change drastically.’ So now, it’s dealing with, ‘Okay, I’m 27. My mum was my age when she had me.’ And I was told that that’s late…”
Paano kung iwan niya ang isa para sa kabilang bagay?
Para kay Catriona, sexist at unfair ito.
“It’s like we praise women when they’re career-driven, but then there’s also people who are like, ‘Oh, you do not have time for your family.’ And then you see women who are all about their family and they say like, ‘O, sayang you gave up your career.’ I feel like us women get that all the time.”
Makatulong kaya sa pagdedesisyon dito ang kanya actor-singer boyfriend, na si Sam Milby?