Sabrina Artadi’s beauty queen days (she joined the Bb. Pilipinas pageant in 1985 and won the Miss International title) may be long gone as she is busy with her very own kitchen, aptly called Sabrina’s Kitchen. But one look at Sabrina Artadi and you know that she is still living her glory days. Her pretty face even landed her to be a Camay girl in the 80s and until now, at the age of 46, that beauty still shines.
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Having a beauty queen public persona can add that pressure to always look good and beautiful 24/7. How does Sabrina keep up? “I don’t,” she admits. “It’s important to feel good about yourself and not what other people feel about you. Life is about balance. I eat, play, pray, and do what I love.” She says that she is happiest when she’s in a creative zone. Her 22 and 22-year-old children also help her feel young, too. “I am a nurturer by heart and I feel the greatest joy when I am nurturing and loving people.” That’s why she also put up Sabrina’s Kitchen. It is a place where she can cook, love, sing, play, and pray—some of the essentials she considers to live a balanced life.
Her beauty regimen consists of a mild liquid moisturizing soap with a great scent to lift her mood and sunblock for the day and a facial wash, toner, and mild moisturizer at night. But more than soaps and creams, it is Sabrina’s attitude of gratitude that keeps her beautiful. Every morning, she says a prayer by her balcony with the view of the sky and she considers this a time to be grateful for blessings. “An attitude of gratitude is the best beauty regimen, I think,” she says.
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When it comes to aging, her only wish is to age gracefully. “I recall feeling old in my 20s. Today I have a great fullfilment in what I do. When I see my kids happy, I can also say that I feel pretty good,” she says. “When I look in the mirror, I have lines in my forehead and under my eyes. I try not to make a fuss about things I can’t change so I just keep it real and simple.” She believes that only two things can keep people ageless: attitude and spirit. “People get old when they forget to love and loving keeps us young,” she says whole heartedly.
Photo courtesy of Sabrina Artadi.
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