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The Protective Dad According to Binibining Pilipinas Queens Hannah Arnold and Maureen Montagne

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They may be strong and empowered women but beauty queens Hannah Arnold and Maureen Montagne are princesses in their fathers’ eyes.

It has often been said that fathers like mothers will do anything to protect their children from harm no matter what. Beauty queens, Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne and Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold may be strong and empowered women. But they are also daughters whose future and protection are always something that their dads are thinking about. How protective are their dads? Is it borderline stage dad? We find out from them the queens themselves

Hannah Arnold: “He always reminds me to follow my dreams no matter what anyone else says.”

“I have been on stage performing since I was 6 years old. So my dad became a stage dad pretty early on,” Hannah recalls. “As a ballerina, my favorite thing about performing was spotting my family in the crowd—especially my dad. Because I know he probably would have preferred watching an action movie,” she laughs.

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“He picked me up from all my dancing lessons every afternoon and would always love hearing the stories of how the lesson went. I’m very lucky that until now, he loves seeing me perform on stage. Even virtually. And he always reminds me to follow my dreams no matter what anyone else says.”

Maureen Montagne: “He always encourages me to think about the future.”

“My dad has always been a wonderful, loving father! He has always given me the freedom to make my own choices. So when he’s protective, I’m sure to listen. He gets protective when dealing with major life decisions. My dad always encourages me to think about the future and to prioritize my own success and happiness.”

They’re doing it out of love

When dads tend to be strict or protective, always bear in mind that they are doing it for your own good. Sometimes, it can be annoying. But always know that they are looking out for your welfare—making sure that people will not take you for granted.

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