Feeling blue? Here are some encouraging quotes from the Queen herself.

On staying focused.
"Don’t let anything distract you, don’t let people who don’t believe in you distract you. Focus, work hard, and every day, you should be working towards your goal. There’s no time to slack off. Nothing is given to you for free. You work hard for it."

On being hopeful.
"I’m so proud that I was finally able to bring back the crown. I’ve always believed that it would happen and it was a long journey getting here."

On never giving up.

"I hope that my story can become an inspiration to all on determination, discipline, faith and hard work. Even after the Miss Universe pageant, I hope that people could learn this lesson from me: never give up on dreams because you’ll never know, it could happen to you."

Holding on and being patient.
"You can’t let go. You have to really believe that you can and you will and it’s not going be easy at all. It might take a while. You have to keep working hard."

On being yourself.
"The most important lesson I’ve learned in joining competitions is that you have to be authentic, you have to be genuine. You can’t fake it because it’s exhausting to do from day one through the day of the pageant night. You can’t pretend to be somebody, you just have to go into the competition and be yourself."

On trying hard until you get it.
"Sometimes you’d throw away 100 percent, and still (have) nothing. But there’s a lesson here. You have to trust what you really want, and it’s there. It’s going take a while but you just have to work hard, have the discipline for it."

On being grateful and staying positive.
"And now as I continue on with my journey as #‎MissUniverse, I hope I inspired you all. Not just my fellow countrymen but all of you. Keep your faith, fight for what you believe in and hold on to your dreams! They do come true! I know I still have much to learn and a huge responsibility ahead of me. So thank you 2015 and bring it on, 2016!"


PHOTO: Instagram @missuniverse @fadilberisha

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