Sheryl Lynn Baas is Mrs Globe 2013
I am thrilled to let you all know that as of today I am proud to be the new world titleholder, MRS. GLOBE 2013. In two weeks I will fly to California for my official crowning and these coming months it is my honor to promote the empowering message of Mrs. Globe & the W.I.N. Foundation! After the coronation you can follow my travels in Europe, the U.S. & Asia on my new page, but for now please make sure to like Mrs. Holland Globe 2012 - Sheryl Lynn Baas to keep following all my activities. Thank you all so much for your support, for it is through your support I’ve come this far and this cherished dream now became reality ♥ Feeling deeply grateful & truly blessed! Lots of love xoxo
Get to Know Sheryl Lynn Baas, Miss Nederland 2006 & Mrs Globe Netherlands 2012
For those few who do not know you, could you please introduce yourself?
I’m the daughter of a Philippine mother and a Dutch father and I have one younger brother, who is 26 years old. I’m 28 years old myself and I’m currently studying Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. I’m very happy to recently have finished my propaedeutic year with honors and I hope to work for the United Nations someday or a non-governmental organization as a humanitarian in development programs.
Besides my studies I’m a busy bee working as a self-employed model, managing my foundation for the Philippines, taking care of my beautiful mother and of course very much enjoying my colorful life as a Miss(es).
What made you decide to enter the Miss Nederland pageant in 2006?
Before Miss Netherlands I did not work as a model whatsoever, but was approached several times to do so. However, my father always used to say ‘the hard life of a model is not for you, you’re too soft’. When I stumbled across the Miss Netherlands add and read about the ability to also use your sash and title for charity, I thought that this might be a competition for me. Isaw it as an opportunity to combine outer beauty with inner beauty and so I decided to enter.
At first you did not win the Miss Zuid Holland pageant, when the winner resigned you became Miss Zuid Holland. Did you think you could win the Miss Nederland title after that or were you more motivated to win?
When I became 1st runner up at Miss Zuid-Holland, I was thrilled! In 2006 Miss Netherlands had twice the amount of applicants, as there was no competition held in 2005, so I was grateful to even be in the Miss Zuid-Holland finals. This was the first time for me to enter a beauty-contest and I remember so well how proud my family was when I ended second place. Who would have thought I would get a phone call, only a couple of days before the preparation week in Turkey, that I was the new Miss Zuid-Holland… I was beside myself! Being actually 1st runner up, I did not expect to win Miss Netherlands, but I knew I was never going to have a chance like this again, so I simply gave it my all in Turkey and enjoyed it to the max! I grew immensely at that time and truly began to feel that this was meant for me, so at the Grand Final in Studio 21 my heart and mind did get convinced that it could be me!
Tell the visitors of Miss Holland Now about your very interesting and beautiful project: The Sheryl Lynn Foundation…
When I won the title of Miss Netherlands I knew I was going to use my sash for the good and got involved in several charities such as Childslife, Flowgi, Stop Aids Now and Warchild. Obtaining this experience in the world of charity gave me the knowledge, inspiration and network to start my own foundation and fulfill a dream I had for the future at an early age. The Sheryl Lynn Foundation (SLF) sets up development projects in the province of the Philippines with a focus on hildren and education. For example the donation of school supplies, uniforms, daycare toys and the construction of school toilets. Its biggest project was the construction of a 3-classroom school building in a faraway mountain village. Currently we just finished another school supplies project and are working on an outdoor school stage, also in the mountains. This current project is mainly made possible through the efforts of the Miss Utrecht 2012 team, who adopted SLF as their charity of choice. This year is SLF’s five-year anniversary, so stay tuned for a wonderful benefit event later this year to celebrate it in style!
Last year you decided to enter the Mrs. Globe Netherlands 2012 pageant, the pageant did not take place after all. Why did you enter this pageant?
My ultimate dream in life is to make a significant change in the world by helping those in need and at the same time to grow to my fullest potential in the entertainment business. By getting my name out there, I can use it for the good and inspire other people to do the same. Miss Netherlands, the Sheryl Lynn Foundation, my modeling career and my current studies are all part of this journey towards achieving this dream. When I read about the international Mrs. Globe pageant, to me it was the perfect combination of beauty & charity. The pageant serves as the largest charitable event for the WIN Foundation, a non-profit outreach that specializes in abuse and self-esteem recovery, and is recognized by world figures and media. Last year I followed an intense WIN training from founder dr. Tracy herself and the message of empowerment that she taught me is one I wish for every woman to experience. Therefore I see this international pageant as another once in a lifetime opportunity, and this time it also fits perfectly with my personal goals and beliefs, so I decided to enter the pageant.
Now you are Mrs. Holland Globe 2012. How did this happen?
When the pageant did not take place in the Netherlands, I can’t tell you how sad I was. This pageant felt like such an important and suitable step towards my life goal, so when the Mrs. Globe Netherlands Organization did not have their license anymore and was unable to go through with the Grand Final last year, it felt like a dream was over. However, after I gave it deep thought and realized I could not let this unique chance go by, I decided to flip the unfortunate circumstances that were out of my hands around and take matters into my own hands. With the help of some other candidates of last year who believed in me, I was able to get myself selected as the representative for the Netherlands by the international organization itself under the new name Mrs. Holland Globe 2012!
How do you prepare for the pageant, what do you expect from the pageant?
As there was no national final that took place, I did not win an all-in package with all kinds of prizes and sponsoring to be set for the international pageant. Therefore I have to arrange all the preparations and sponsoring myself, so I have to invest a lot of time and energy in it in order to succeed. But I’m very happy to do so, as having the opportunity to join Mrs. Globe in Palm Springs is my prize and being able to take care of things by yourself for your own future makes it all the more rewarding in the end. At this moment I am getting a full-body workout three times a week from my IMPT trainer Lloyd and I’m also following online WIN classes to learn all about the world of abuse and self-esteem recovery, which at the same time gives me a lot of empowerment in my journey towards Mrs. Globe. Also, I’m very lucky to have my friend Hilly dress me with gorgeous gowns of De Bruidssuite, so I’m very confident that Mrs. Globe is my moment to shine! I grab this opportunity with both hands and I know competing at Mrs. Globe is going to take me places and enable me to do more great things.
Are you also responsible for the Mrs. Benelux Globe entry?
Anita Jankie is not only a gorgeous, but also very sweet woman & friend who was also a last years finalist and very disappointed too that the pageant did not take place. She has always dreamed of competing in an international pageant and, like me, decided that the dream didn’t have to be over. She is a very independent and talented person and therefore was able to get selected as well, with the title of Mrs. Benelux Globe 2012. We are both very excited to go to Palm Springs, where we even get to be roommates during the Mrs. Globe 2012 pageant!
What is the difference between a beauty pageant for a Mrs. and a Miss???
You can enter a Miss pageant until the age of 26, where one of the requirements is that you can’t be married or have children; it is a celebration of beautiful, independent young women. A Mrs. Pageant on the other hand is accessible to women, mothers and wives starting at the age of 27 and a celebration of beautiful adult women, focused on their all-round capabilities and achievements. Mrs. Globe is the largest international pageant for Misses in the world and has an extra dimension to it, as they search for women who also want to make a difference in the world. As an ambassador for the WIN Foundation you support and create awareness for a cause that, for already 15 years, has changed the lives of women who suffered from abuse. Mrs. Globe is a celebration of family, culture, beauty and women empowerment.
What is the difference between Miss Sheryl Lynn and Mrs. Sheryl Lynn?
Miss Sheryl Lynn had the same aspirations as Mrs. Sheryl Lynn, but was at that time younger and I have to say, a bit naïve. That was okay though, as I enjoyed every experience to the fullest and was simply in awe of all the wonderful things I got to do and see. Some people still call me naïve for the dreams that I have, but as Mrs. Sheryl Lynn I definitely have to disagree and say that I am now more confident about these goals than ever. I’m fully focused to grow to my fullest potential and make a significant difference in this world by helping those in need, as much as I can, wherever I can. Miss Sheryl Lynn entered the Miss World pageant and was simply grateful to be part of the experience, but Mrs. Sheryl Lynn is not only grateful to be part of Mrs. Globe, but also feels a desire to bring back home the crown!
What are your plans for the future and what do you do to make it happen?
My plans for the future are already clear I guess… Growing in the life of humanitarian work and the world of entertainment, in this way serving other people as well as myself. I have always felt this personal mission of making a difference, but in time and through WIN also learned that in order to make others happy, you have to take care of your own happiness first. Therefore it fills me with joy to say that at this moment I am an intensely happy woman and proud of the things I’ve achieved so far. I’m blessed with a wonderful and supportive man in my life, I have very loving family and friends surrounding me and I know through faith I can make anything happen. So basically the plan is to keep doing what I’m doing, to keep believing, to keep dreaming, to stay focused and to never stop learning and growing.
Do you have a message for the visitors of Miss Holland Now?
Always stay true to yourself and no matter how big, extreme, crazy or impossible your dreams may sound to others, you can make anything happen as long as you believe in you! Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey and for your support in what I do. Sending you lots of love and you can follow my Mrs. Globe experience through my Facebook page ‘Mrs. Holland Globe 2012 – Sheryl Lynn Baas’. I truly hope to make you all proud!
Thanks a lot, we love you, wish you all the best and will follow you on every road you take…
Thank you, Robin and Stefan, you guys are the best and I am very grateful for all the support you have always given me. Love you lots! xo