Hindi pinanghinaan ng loob ang isang Filipino-American beauty nang sumabak ito sa Miss Connecticut USA 2021 beauty pageant nang kalbo dahil sa alopecia.
Sa Instagram, ibinahagi ni Renee Reyes na hindi niya naiuwi ang korona, pero she felt honoured dahil nakuha niya ang isang special awardsa kompetisyon.
“I didn’t take home the crown this year, but I’m not coming home empty-handed! I feel so honored to receive the Miss Connecticut USA 2021 award recognizing my efforts in community service. My trophy even matched my dress!” post ni Rennes a Instagram nitong Hunyo 7.
Binanggit din ng dalaga na hindi ito ang huling beses na sasali siya sa beauty pageants. Sa preliminaries ng kompetisyon, isinuot ni Renee ang evening gown na gawa ni Filipino designer Benj Leguiab IV.
“This was my first time competing in Miss Connecticut USA, and it won’t be my last. I am truly blessed and grateful for the opportunity to share my story and show that us alopecians can be #confidentlybeautiful,” dagdag pa niya.
Ani Renne: “I am feeling on top of the world and totally elated. I have lots of work to do this summer with my newly established nonprofit, and I can’t wait to get started! Like always, I will keep pushing forward. I’ll see you all next year, and will come back an even stronger candidate!”
“I walk away from this weekend feeling so inspired by all the badass women who shared this experience with me. I’m really not exaggerating when I say so many of the ladies competing with me this weekend were the smartest, most driven people I’ve ever met who are all agents of change in their own right. I literally felt like I was at a conference for “most impactful women,” aniya.
Ayon kay Fil-Am beauty dumaranas siya ng alopecia o hair loss. Nabanggit din niya na
she has been kidnapped, drugged, at sexually abused sa nakalipas.