Miss PARA├ĹAQUE CITY

NAELAH ALSHORBAJI

Age: 23
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Measurements: 34 inches - 25 inches - 37 inches
Occupation/Education: Professional Model

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Growing up in Syria I would spend a lot of time with my family in our farm. I would hang with farm animals, go swimming and enjoy quality time with the Alshorbaji Almazik clan (which would be a reunion of more than 100 people). I was living in Syria till the Civil War started when I was 11 years old then I had to move to the Philippines. Ever since then the Philippines has been my home and I have learned to really enjoy my life and the culture here.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Not knowing something doesn't degrade your intelligence, noone knows everything but not being afraid of making mistakes is important, the wanting and willingness to learn is true intelligence and bravery in my opinion.. Never be afraid of mistakes because mistakes are the greatest teachers that life can give, It's either you win or you learn.

Most memorable moment:
When I was a kid, I'd ride our sheep in the farm. So the male sheep (the ram) didn't like that, he would chase after me while I'm riding the sheep, and since the flock of sheep usually follows the male sheep, We would end running in circles for while.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
To have a greater platform to promote the change I want to see in the world.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Reducing the current plastic waste by turning it into usable products. I chose this because I believe that plastic is a serious issue that needs to be tackled with a better solution. We may need to stop single use plastic but we also need to figure out how to deal with the current plastic waste overload.