Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath visits Ambergris Caye

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Miss Belize Universe 2016 and Dangriga’s beauty ambassador, Rebecca Rath, visited Ambergris Caye on Sunday, October 10th. The visit was a part of her preparation process before her upcoming participation in the Miss Universe Pageant on January 29, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. During her visit to La Isla Bonita, Rath took the opportunity to mingle with residents and continue her training for the international pageant.miss-belize-universe-rebecca-rath-1
Since being crowned on September 10th, the newly elected Miss Belize Universe has been touring the country, meeting lots of Belizeans and gaining their support as she prepares for a journey of a life time. In an interview with The San Pedro Sun, Rath expressed her excitement on the privilege to represent the Jewel in such a prestigious international event. She is committed to do a good job and represent all Belizeans well, thus, she is traveling around the country to absorb a little bit from every corner of Belize.miss-belize-universe-rebecca-rath-2
She believes in being a good role model for future generations, and has made it another goal during her reign. “It is an honour to be Miss Belize and be that example for the youth that are coming up, especially our young women who have dreams and don’t know where to start, or how to go about them,” said Rath. “Anyone can achieve anything in life, and my advice to all our young people is that, first you need to believe in yourself and then do whatever you need to do in order acquire your goal.”miss-belize-universe-rebecca-rath-7
She encourages everyone to always be confident, just as she was when she competed for the Miss Belize Pageant. “I am new to pageants and it was a challenge, but I put my mind into it and I said that I was going to do it, and here I am today. The hard work paid off,” said Rath.miss-belize-universe-rebecca-rath-4
While in San Pedro Town, Rath was trained by Enrique de Leon, who has vast experience in pageants and works along with the Miss Belize Organization. He emphasized that the pageant is as much about Belize as it is about Rath, and that by visiting as many parts of the country, it will help her portray that Belizean experience when she goes to the pageant in the Philippines. “As an Organization, we are looking to promote all that we offer as a country when she goes to the pageant,” said de Leon. “Everything that Rebecca takes with her will give a true picture of what Miss Belize is with the support of what the country has to offer to the world.”miss-belize-universe-rebecca-rath-8
As such, in order prepare Rath for the Miss Universe Pageant, organizers are requesting Belizeans and friends of Belize, to assist in raising the much needed funds to help her schedule and plan her journey. Organizers have launched a Gofundme campaign to collect funds for travel expenses, wardrobe, continued pageant and physical training, and for the purchasing of gift items that would be offered to other contestants and organizers of the event.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so through the following link: https:https://www.gofundme.com/missbelizeuniverse.
The Miss Belize Organization will like thank everyone on Ambergris Caye for making Miss Belize Universe’s visit possible and enjoyable.

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