Sheena J. B. Worthington Woman of the Universe II 2020-2021
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Sheena J. B. Worthington Woman of the Universe II 2020-2021.
Full name: Sheena J. B. Worthington also known as Sheena Chang
Title/Year: Woman of the Universe II 2020-2021
Pageant System: Woman of the universe is an international pageant which is based in Sofia Bulgaria. A global event for woman who are involved in a significant cause, married woman who are most honourable and woman who have a career and family. The event is open to married, widowed, divorced and empowered women around the world, who are between the ages of 22 to 45.
Age: 35 years old
Education Level: PhD
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing Zumba Fitness, Cooking, Experimenting, Taking care of my plants at home, Photography, Reading, Writing, Social media, Watching movies, Driving, Swimming, Vacation and Travelling
Platform: My specific focus is empowering women and girls. It is a great opportunity with a vision to helping and unlocking women’s own potential, make our society safer, confident and stronger.
Years competed: 2018, 2020 and 2021
Countries visited: Hong Kong; Thailand, Japan, Germany, America, New York City, New Jersey, Canada, Venice, Switzerland, Milan, Rome, Philippines and United Kingdom.
Likes: I adore Chinese food, colour yellow, funny people, positive people, nature, sound of the ocean, breeze on my face, singing, writing, reading, networking, critical thinking and public speaking.
Dislikes: I dislike when people talk behind my back, people taking advantage of me, natural disasters, bullies, and negative toxic people.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Sheena, I have two amazing kids named Reece age 9 years old and Samuel age 7 years old. I work as a PhD researcher, Laboratory Demonstrator and an Exam Invigilator. I was employed by the University of Chester within the Eco-innovation project which is part funded by the ERDF and in collaboration with the Smart Creative Technologies LTD working in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory. I have been employed by the University of Chester since 09 October 2017. I am currently involved in extracting silicon, aluminum, magnesium and calcium compounds from the ceramic insulation fibers to recycle them and turn them into secondary raw material. This will be done with chemistry materials and processing techniques. This will also benefit the environment, the industries and the economy by preventing it to be sent to landfill. My research work has been published and featured in UK’s science magazine NatureVolve 2020 and I co-author a scientific research paper New Journal of Chemistry (RSC Publication, UK) Title: “Columnar Self-assembly and Luminescent Properties of Basket shaped Liquid Crystalline derivatives of Schiff base moulded Calix  arene.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education.
I am a third year postgraduate PhD researcher at the University of Chester, I had a love of chemistry from a very young age. I am inspired by the likes of Albert Einstein and Nobel Prize winners. I am a former nurse from the Philippines which excelled in chemistry. “It was always my highest mark at school and when I wanted to be a doctor my mother advised against it as we didn’t have the funds. She told me I should study to be a nurse and then if you have the money you can study further.”
And studying is what I am now doing. After completing my bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing in the Philippines and a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science in the United Kingdom, I turned in chemical engineering gaining a place at the University of Chester within the Eco Innovation Team and Smart Creative Technologies Ltd department. My PhD is investigating the potential approaches to recycle auto catalyst materials. The disused materials that make up auto catalysts can be badly wasted by industries such as construction. The environmental impact of not recycling could lead to depletion in natural resources, escalation in environmental pollution, reductions in the economy and rise in energy consumption. If the catalytic converter is open and catalyst material is exposed the waste material becomes hazardous and the project aims to look at processes to recycle auto catalyst materials safely and efficiently.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
A movement of women’s rights and gender parity. A women who achieved great things and an amazing women who changed the world.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I first competed in a physical platform, in Philippine pageant organization in Yorkshire, Mrs. Philippines UK-Lincolnshire in year 2018, then I participated again in June 2020 due to the pandemic, the physical event was cancelled and was held via online platform MPM UK 2020, which I received an Achievement Award 2020; 3rd place Ambassador Award 2020 and Best in Production Number Award 2020. Then I continue my pageant journey by competing internationally. I represented Philippines and joined as Mrs. Philippines, I was hailed as the 2nd runner-up in the search for the Woman of the Universe 2020-2021. At present, I am a finalist contestant and will compete in June 2021 for Pure UK International.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I am inspired with the German-Filipino beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach title holder of Miss Universe 2015 from the Philippines. She joined on a national pageant three times before winning the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title to compete internationally in Miss Universe. I admire her for being optimistic, resilient and not giving up her dreams.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
Entering in a beauty pageant owned by Mrs. Universe Ltd. It may open doors to performing, acting, modelling, and much more.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Woman of the Universe is run by Marianna Vaskova Marinova, she is the current board of director from Bulgaria, who is a beauty title holder of Mrs Bulgaria 2007; Mrs Universe 2008 and Ms Balkans. The pageant is under the ownership of Mrs Universe Ltd. Woman of the Universe pageant is an international beauty pageant which recently held last December 2020 and the winners were announced last 11th of February 2021 via their online platform. Winners has been scrutinized by the well-known board of judges internationally and have been selected among many other contestant who participated the pageant all over the world. Woman of the Universe is an international beauty pageant which engages in diverse countries such as; Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and Latin America. The pageant itself has a 3 years history, the live on stage competition was held previously in different countries such as; south Africa, Colombia and China. Due to pandemic the event was held virtually this year.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
The top 5 finalist where chosen by the well-known board of judges, we are judged in a strict point-based system including our merits and credentials, the contestant with the highest score is the winner.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
They made me feel welcomed and always there to help with questions and advice. I gain confidence and pageant sisters for life. This has honestly been the best experience of my life.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My specific focus is empowering women and girls. It is a great opportunity with a vision to helping and unlocking women’s own potential, make our society safer, confident and stronger. I achieve this by featuring them in my monthly column as a newspaper columnist in One Philippines UK newspaper magazine, I have received an innumerable feedbacks that it empowers them. Also as one of the Pure UK finalist we raise funds and support charities specifically The Salvation Army United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
The top 5 winners of woman of the universe 2020-2021 were featured in One Philippines UK newspaper magazine. I model for Mr. John Shaw, Mrs. Mica Yates, Mr. Er Stephen Alvarado and Mr. Rodel Baring Silva, I am promoting their small businesses.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Currently I am the 2nd runner-up in the search for the Woman of the Universe 2020-2021. My special awards and achievements since the beginning of joining Pure UK International 2021 as one of their finalist are the following: Best Smile 2020 awarded by Geogia Newcombe (MISS DIAMOND LEICESTER 2020). Best Hair Award & Best Smile Award in Reach For The Stars given by Miss Lilly Rose Stubbs (PURE UK MISS SWEETHEART PRINCESS 2020-2021); Best Dressed Award in Summer Lockdown 2020 given by Ms. Kathleen Mercado Nevin (PURE INTERNATIONAL MS IRELAND 2020); Most Beautiful Award in Summertime Top Model given by Ms. Sarah Taylor (PURE INTERNATIONAL MS ENGLAND 2020); Best Dressed Award in Runway Top Model 2020 given by Ms. Sarah Taylor (PURE INTERNATIONAL MS ENGLAND 2020); Registered Scientist at the Royal Society of Chemistry and Science Council 2019; Achievement Award given by the MPM UK June 2020; 3rd place Ambassador Award given by the MPM UK June 2020; Best in Production Number Award given by the MPM UK June 2020; Singing Award given by the Hoop & Mallet Competition February 2011 and Loyalty Award given by St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan Philippines March 2002.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
In an intense pageant like the international pageants, I stand out in the way I deliver my speech I make sure that it is articulate, loud, clear and just be confident in everything you do.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I was over the moon. I thank all the people who supported me throughout my entire journey, for opening doors for me and giving me a wonderful opportunity.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Life of a beauty queen for me requires confidence, charisma, character, discipline and dedication.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants helped my life in many ways as I gain more knowledge, skills and attitude. For me it is a fantastic doorway in learning more about ourselves, such as; communication skills, interviews, poise, leadership, an amplified voice and camaraderie with my co-candidates.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image?
Every time I look in the mirror, I like the person I see, I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I took a pledge to be kinder to myself and others.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Inspiring others and all the girls out there make me feel an accomplished Queen with a heart and a purpose. I love watching their joy and create their own best life.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Preparation, consistency and my pursuit of excellence in all areas. In everything I do I always figure out what is the best outfit to wear.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
By being active on social media, it is a big factor I believe as it tells the judge who is popular, the projects that I am working on, my hobbies and my interest etc. I use it to spread the project I am working on and using it for the greater good.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Showing our personality during walks, happy, with energy, big smile, bouncy walks, eye contact with the judges and be as glamorous as we can.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
By paying attention in our actual age division according to the pageant system, age appropriate dress. Dress that fits your budget and if the dress in shops doesn’t fit you properly, you have to get it altered so it will compliment your body and more custom tailored for you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Have a good body language make sure you look confident. Communication skills should be slow and conversational pace. Wear a make-up because meeting judges up-close. The hairstyles should look professional. In clothes choosing a colour that our hair and skin will look at its best.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
My biggest mistake is I am too focused on winning that I am missing out on so much, because there are so many benefits to pageants.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
When they wear make-up and pageant clothes it is not age appropriate according to pageant system.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modelling or acting experience?
I had been modelling in Ms. Darby Hudson’s magazine from July 2020 but she’s not currently active.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2021 as a Queen?
I would grow my audience to get an impact to the wider community. I will use my title to share compassion, love, care and kindness in the world.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
To be a successful scientist, to create something innovative or to make a great change in the world. I have a passion in dealing with people and I would love the chance to inspire, motivate, guide and build a successful people in the future.
International Director: Marianna Vaskova Marinova
National Director: Maryrose Salubre
Your Local Director: Maryrose Salubre
Pageant website: http://womanoftheuniverse.com/
Hair & make-up artist: Mrs Mica Calupaz Yates Mobile# +44 7751038283
Photographer: John Shaw of JS Photography Mobile# +44 7946397853
Gown: Comfy N' Style - Costumes and Gowns Philippines by Er Stephen Alvarado
Sash/Crown: D ' Sash & Crown Maker Philippines by Mr. Rodel Baring Silva
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine
Sheena J. B. Worthington Woman of the Universe II 2020-2021, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, JS Photography
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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