Pinay Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas Visits Manila and Leyte!
Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas of the Netherlands. Statuesque and doll-like!
Statuesque and doll-like, Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas gamely posed for photographers who waylaid her before she could even enter the board room for her Press Con at Ascott, Makati.
“Misis ba yan? Sobrang ganda!” I heard a few hotel staffers say. I laughed to myself thinking that Sheryl Lynn Baas indeed looked as fresh as a debutante at her party.
But more amazing than her stunning looks was the revelation that Sheryl Lynn Baas is half-Filipina and half-Dutch. Her mom, Susan Paderes grew up in a very poor family of 13 children in Matalom, Leyte.
On the website of her charity, The Sheryl Lynn Foundation, she writes:
“Growing up, the Philippine people & culture have always been a great part of me. Ever since I was a little girl I always hoped that one day I could find a way to make a significant difference for the Philippine people who live in poverty.
My dream coming true came closer when on June 18, 2006 I was crowned Miss Netherlands, as this title gave me the opportunity to start my own foundation.”
With the Miss Netherlands 2006 crown, Sheryl Lynn Baas won the opportunity to represent her nation in the Miss World 2006 beauty contest
held in Poland where she competed against our very own Anna Igpit.
Although unplaced in that international pageant, Sheryl Lynn took to heart the Miss World theme of ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ and set up her own foundation.
“My foundation sets up development projects in the province of the Philippines with a focus on children and education. For example the donation of school supplies, uniforms, daycare toys and the construction of school toilets. Our biggest project so far is the construction of a 3-classroom school building.”
Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas (with crown) claps as her best friend Miss Netherlands 2010 Desiree Van Den Berg is introduced to the press…
Sheryl Lyn Baas will be flying to Leyte next week to continue working on projects and to visit her relatives there. But she is not going alone; she has her best friend, Desiree Van Den Berg
in tow. Desiree also happens to be a beauty queen who won the Miss Netherlands title in 2010 and had the opportunity to compete in Miss Universe 2010
(against Venus Raj), Miss World 2010 (against Czarina Gatbonton; Desiree entered the Top 25) and Miss Earth 2010 (against Kris Psyche Resus; Desiree entered the Top 14).
Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas recieves a bronze jeepney from Mrs. Globe Philippines National Directress Carla Cabrera Quimpo… because the journey continues…
Sheryl Lynn was generous enough to share a little about her family and personal life. The 28-year old Anthropology student from Leiden University says she is getting ready to walk the aisle with her fiance Andy Kellester (I hope I got the spelling right) a producer-slash-DJ. He has a 9-year old son named Keanu whom Sheryl adores. They live in Rotterdam and hope to have children of their own. When I got to chat with Sheryl after the press con she admitted missing her fiance and step-son so much but insisted that sacrifices have to be made if she truly wants to live up to the “Woman of Substance” ideal which is the hallmark of the Mrs. Globe franchise.
Thank you Sheryl Lynn Baas for embracing your Pinoy roots, loving the Filipino people and making a difference in the Philippines! May you continue to inspire women of all ages to chase dreams not just for themselves, but also for others. Mabuhay ka!
Sheryl Baas with her mom Susan Paderes Baas. Mom Susan suffered a debiliatating stroke in 2008 but still remains active, behind-the-scenes, as Vice President of Sheryl’s foundation.
Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas (middle) with Mrs. Philippines Globe 2013 Ruby Lehman (in green) and Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 Joyce Agsaway (black)
Note: Sheryl Baas actually came in second in the Mrs. Globe 2012 pageant which Philippine representative Joyce Agsaway (in black above) competed in. But the winner from Ukraine decided to resign in order to pursue an acting career in her country. So the Mrs. Globe organization passed the crown to Sheryl Lynn but instead of giving her the Mrs Globe 2012 title, they gave her the Mrs. Globe 2013 title. The winner of this year’s Mrs. Globe (to be held in October 2013 in china) with have the title – Mrs. Globe 2014.
The blogging beauty queen Joyce Burton Titular with Mrs Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Baas