It’s PERSONAL: Meet Mr. Universe TT – Sean Paul

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It’s PERSONAL: Meet Mr. Universe TT – Sean Paul

22 years old Sean Paul, originally from the multicultural community of Siparia, is nothing short of an upcoming trailblazer. Paul captured the crown of Mr. Universe TT but more-so the title to influence change for young men of Trinidad and Tobago.


Image may contain: 2 people, people standingQ: What has been a challenge you’ve experienced in life, and how did you overcome it?

A: One challenge I have experienced in life is facing the many negative backlashes from society and being stereotyped. I overcome this by turning the negativity into positive energy and promoting it in a good light.


Q: Why were you the best candidate to win Mister Universe TT?

A: I believe I am the best candidate because I have a strong drive and determination and I aspire to become a role model to others.


Q: Why did you decide to compete in this pageant? Why did you want to win the pageant?

A: I decided to compete in this pageant because I wanted to break the stereotype of males in pageantry and I wanted to win to create a platform for other male individuals like myself and different walks of life, to feel comfortable to make the same step as I did.


Q: Do you think that male pageantry objectifies men?

A: No, I do not think that pageantry objectifies males because we should be given the same platform as our female counterparts to showcase our skills, talents and knowledge in the same forum.


Q: Why is your platform/ title important to you?

A: My title is important to me because now I’m able to reach a bigger platform to individuals so that they can learn, experience, and gain knowledge about the different attributes that come with cyberbullying and discrimination to one’s well-being.


Q:About the social media bullying that contestants experienced before the finale of the competition, how did you overcome the online bullying and how did you triumph beyond it?

A: What I’ve done is try not to focus on the negative backlash from outside sources and turned the negativity into positive energy, I also became triumph because all publicity is good publicity and I’ve used it to grow my platform in order to broadcast my purpose as to why I’ve entered the competition.


Image may contain: 1 person, standingQ: There is a group of people who does not support the concept of beauty contests, what will you tell them?

A: Beauty is more than a look, it is also skin deep, what’s on the inside is a reflection of what is on the outside, people should be comfortable to partake in any event that is most comfortable for themselves.


Q: What have you learned from this competition?

A: What I’ve learned from this competition, is learning to be strong and non-reactive to harsh critiques and comments that may affect my self-esteem and to focus on what is best for me.


Q: How will you balance your family, life and career?

A: Life is all about sacrifices and commitment and being able to allocate your time to what is necessary to one’s personal well-being in life.


Q: What is your biggest fear?

A: My biggest fear will have to be a failure because when you focus on the negative effects of failure u tend to draw a negative lifestyle where you become a low self-esteem person and wouldn’t want to accomplish anything else.


Q: How do you define success?

A: I would define success as being able to stand my own ground and being able to accomplish my personal goals.


Q: Who is the most inspiring person in your life and how?

A: The most inspiring person in my life is female soca artiste and musician Nailah Blackman, she is a young individual like myself that has been breaking barriers and becoming an icon to young individuals and I would like to follow in those footsteps of becoming a role model.


Q: What do you plan to do after winning the title? How would you inspire others?

A: I plan on creating a platform for young individuals like myself and different walks of life to feel accepted in whatever they want to accomplished, I intend to inspire others by making them feel comfortable to accomplish their goals.


 Q: Please name one interesting thing that others don’t know about you?

A: One thing that is interesting about me that most people don’t know is that I love to cook and bake and have certifications in those fields, and I will like to have my own culinary school one day.


If you missed the live streaming of the competition, please click  And if your interested in getting to know more about Mr. Paul, you can find him here at