In case you didn't know, here is your official PSA that Miss World 2018 Katarina Rodriguez has an Instagram account where she sells pre-loved stuff straight from her wardrobe. But make no mistake, this is no ordinary closet cleanup. Even though Katarina has passed on her crown to the next Miss World queen, she continues to embody her mission of beauty with a cause even outside the world of pageantry.
The online shop, named Katarina's Closet, may have started as a way to purge items the beauty queen simply wasn't using anymore, but it eventually ended up serving a much higher purpose than what it was originally intended for. "It started with me just having too many clothes, shoes, accessories. I didn’t have enough space anymore, so my best friend and stylist at the time, PJ Almera, helped me go through all my things. Some of the items I have didn’t seem appropriate to donate, like heels, swimsuits, dresses, or gowns. So I thought up of having an online account to sell anything and everything I couldn’t donate, or could actually sell things that I didn’t use or need anymore. Each time I raise P50,000, I donate it to one of the NGOs I work closely with."
Katarina says she sells everything from heels to sneakers, watches to bags, tank tops to cocktail dresses. It's an assortment of fashion finds and they're being sold in a first come, first serve system. You simply have to call first dibs on the item through the comment section, pay through bank transfer, and they'll deliver it to you!
As for her charity of choice, Kat shares that a part of your payment will go to The Red Whistle’s Save Sexy campaign, a non-profit organization that has created a nationwide awareness to help stop the rise of HIV cases in the Philippines.