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The Beauty Of Motherhood

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"The older we get, the better we look," says the former beauty queen.

Priscilla Meirelles was once a beauty queen but it doesn’t mean that she no longer holds its glory. Many agree that beauty queens have a time line—because beauty doesn’t last forever—but for Priscilla, it’s the contrary, especially when she became a mother.

“It’s so much fun,” she says about motherhood. “Of course, I want to be the best that I can be but then again, no matter how hard it can get, especially when I was breastfeeding, it’s still the best that could happen. The enjoyment that I feel when I’m with my baby is just extraordinary.”

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As a young mom, a wife, and a former beauty queen, Priscilla doesn’t discount the fact that she will face a lot of challenges. She is brave enough to admit her fears. “I have so many. I’m afraid that I’m not good enough so sometimes I feel I pressure myself,” she explains. When it comes to her baby, she is afraid that she may not do some things right. With relationships, Priscilla fears that it will fail or it will not last. “But sometimes change comes for the good, that it is for the best,” saying it with light in her eyes. “I’m still hoping that all the emotions I am putting out in my relationships are worthwhile—that they can last.” Her marriage with actor John Estrada isn’t on the rocks, that is for sure. “Of course we have problems like any other married couple but nothing that we cannot manage. Basically both of us are so in love with our child. She brought us closer,” she says. How does she deal with these fears? "I really pray a lot. I talk a lot to my mom. She’s my best friend. I tell her what I am scared of. She’s a good listener and she makes me feel lighter," she says. One thing she isn’t afraid of is aging. “It’s a talent to be able to age gracefully and I really look up to those women who do and who accept the way they look.”

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At the age of 29, Priscilla Meirelles’ maturity is beyond her years and that makes her beautiful. She believes that “the older we get, the better we look because as we grow older, we know where we stand more as compared to younger women.”

Know more about Priscilla Meirelles with her no-holds-barred interview with Boy Abunda in Olay Conversations. Watch the full episode this Sunday, April 14, 2013 on Olay.com.ph and youtube.com/OlayPH

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