It’s just a month away and we will be back in Panama after 4 years since we visited last. Last time we came there just Dean and I. This time around it’ll be the three of us – we are taking our darling daughter Maya to her roots. Being half-Panamanian, half-Russian, a Canadian citizen who was born in Thailand, Maya is quite a “universal” little girl. She’s traveled with us since she was 3 months old to over 20 destinations and 11 countries so far!
Natalie Glebova & Dean Kelly judges at Miss Universe Panama 2019
We are so excited for Maya to meet her cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as to practice her Spanish language skills.
But that’s not the only exciting thing that we’ll be doing in Panama on our trip. Dean and I were asked to be the judges at the Miss Panama Universe 2019 pageant! It will be the first time that we are judges together in a beauty contest, and I wonder if we will agree on our choice of who should be crowned this year.
Natalie Glebova, Maya Kelly Glebova and Dean Kelly
The other news is that I’m also going to do a special book signing of my latest book “I Am Winning – A Guide to Personal Empowerment” and allow everyone who comes to take a photo with my original Miss Universe crown (Mikimoto tiara)! I’ve done these events before and it was always such a hit with people loving to take selfies being crowned by me!
Watch this video of my Get Crowned event in Bangkok.
Following the book signing, I’ll also be doing a 2-day empowerment training workshop called “Confidence of Winners”. This empowering workshop is for both young women and men to learn how to have a winner’s mindset and act with confidence in any situation. The dates of the course are June 2019. Click here for more details.
We are also planning a visit to a local orphanage to make a donation and spend some time with the children.
Can’t wait to get on the long flight from Bangkok to Panama City with Turkish airlines and have the most memorable time with my family in this beautiful country!