Representing Sarawak at Selangor Fashion Week 2019 recently. (From left) Patricia Tan and Diana Alin.

Albeit having commitments at home and at work, it does not hinder Patricia Tan and Diana Alin’s affection for the centre stage.

Most recently, two mothers based in Kuching were chosen to represent Sarawak at the Selangor Fashion Week 2019. Albeit having commitments at home and at work, it does not hinder their affection for the stage.

Representing Sarawak at Selangor Fashion Week 2019 recently. (From left) Patricia Tan and Diana Alin.

35-year-old working mum Patricia Tan is graced with three children. Nonetheless, through her passion in pageantry, she had joined six competitions, with her highest achievement being the Crown Winner for Mrs. Cheong Sam, and 1st Runner up for Mrs Sarawak and Ratu Kebaya Serian. “It was my most memorable moment because it was the highest achievement throughout my beauty pageant journey.”

Apart from that, Patricia had also joined several modelling job prior to Selangor Fashion Week for our local fashion designers.

To her, there is no unfortunate moment, “I just feel and believe that everything happen for a reason and for me to learn from my unfortunate event to be a better person when the future comes.”

“Like any other mother with children, there are certain difficulties that I confronted during my journey. Most of it was work related and my children school schedule clashes with my event schedule. Luckily I have a very understanding husband who helps me along the way. Without him none of my achievement is possible,” added Patricia.

When asked how she juggles her life in between family, work and hobby, Patricia disclosed that her family is her number one priority. “With good communication, it can lead to good understanding. Aside from that, good time management is important as I need to manage the time not only for me, but also for my children and husband.”

Meanwhile, born in Bintulu but based in Kuching, Diana Alin is a working mother with one daughter. Diana had been joining pageant competitions since 2009.

Having represented Sarawak to Selangor Fashion Week 2019 recently, Diana believes that with her passion for fashion and modelling, age is just a number.

However, being a mother, her hardship comes when she has to leave her daughter and family for work outside of Kuching. “I still remember the day I gave birth to her, and when she falls sick while I am not home due to work purposes, I will feel disheartened.” As a mother juggling between career, hobby and family, Diana said the important thing is to focus on the core values. “Consider the things that are most important to you and let them be your guide. Give equal passion at home and I always make sure my child is part of my calendar.”