Joyce Giraud Quotes.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.
I admire the Shabbat tradition, and no matter which faith you are of, there is nothing more wonderful than dedicating a certain day to spend time with your family and loved ones, absent of TV, phone, and other interruptions.
My one main secret I did right after my pageants days, is I only wash my hair once a week. I tell everyone, ‘You have to stop washing your hair so much!’
I wasn’t the typical pageant girl – I was a little more nerdy, and they gave me a voice. I created the Queen of the Universe pageant, which is charity-based, to benefit UNESCO. For me, the most important thing is that contestants have a charity-based platform or charity ambition.
In Puerto Rico, we have a lot of traditions. We eat a very typical thing that’s called ‘pasteles’ – it’s almost like a tamale made of bananas, and we make it all together. Like, all the women of the family unite, and it’s a very big deal, a very big thing.
I am the lead on NBC’s ‘Siberia,’ and I loved that experience.
I always believe that if you feel good and look happy, you’re always going to be beautiful. My one actual beauty trick is pretty cliche: Never, ever go to bed with your makeup on.
My husband and I always have fun together in everything we do. Some people call me crazy, but the reality is that I enjoy spending each second with him. He is not just my husband – he is my rock and my very best friend!
I’m petrified of bees because I have an anaphylactic reaction to bees.
Pageants were a platform for me, and they helped me get to where I am today. You suddenly stop being just another girl, and people want to listen to what you have to say.
I wash my hair once a week. You can do that. I swear. My sister-in-law and all of my friends were like, ‘I can’t do that. It sounds gross.’ Once you train your hair, it will do whatever you want it to do. And on day seven when it’s too oily, you just put it in a ponytail.
I am an actress, a producer, a philanthropist, a wife, and above all a mommy to my beautiful babies, Leonardo and Valentino.
Some people would rather have a lie that makes them smile than a truth that makes them cry. I’m the opposite; I’d rather have people make me cry with the truth than try to make me smile.
I was very skinny and very lanky and kind of awkward. In Puerto Rico everybody is a little more voluptuous, with these beautiful bodies and there I was the skinny lanky girl.
In the entirety of my life, I have never had an eating disorder.
I don’t really work out. I eat a lot of sweets. I have chocolate all over my house.
Especially as a title-holder, you can do great things with charities, because people suddenly care about what you have to say. I wanted to make a difference, which is why I created the Queen of the Universe pageant. I want to change all of those stigmas in the beauty pageant world.
I’m a happily declared chocoholic. I keep it everywhere, even my nightstand.