Ahimsa House is very excited to be partnering with the reigning 2014 Mrs. Universe, Sabrina Pinion. As the official Ahimsa House Ambassador, Sabrina will help us expand our reach by educating people about our mission and the connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty.
Please read below for more information about Sabrina and how you can contact her.
A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sabrina Pinion resides with her husband, Christian, and their family of fur babies in Georgia; which she has called “home” for over 20 years. Sabrina has had a multifaceted career which includes modeling, pageantry, dance, and fitness. As a professional model she had the unique opportunity to live and work in many countries including Japan, France, Belgium, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Sabrina is so grateful to have had the opportunity to be involved in pageantry since the age of 13, and truly believes that pageants have played a crucial role in all of the successes and dreams that she has seen come to fruition in her life. Growing up in a difficult and challenging home environment, Sabrina feels fortunate to have had mentors in her life that unknowingly made invaluable investments in her character and her future. Many of these mentors were those people she met through positive pageant experiences. Becoming Mrs. Universe was the true culmination of all of those positive experiences and influences.
As Mrs. Universe 2014, she looks forward to taking every opportunity to share how the skills, confidence, and relationships that she has embraced through pageants have positively affected her life and in turn allowed her to positively affect others. A youth development professional for Celebrate Life International and a mentor for Teach One to Lead One (character building leadership program for elementary children and teens), Sabrina feels fortunate to directly invest in the lives of at-risk kids that others have given up on. Giving at-risk children and teens value through mentoring is critical to their sense of well-being and success on their own terms.
Sabrina is also the owner of Pageant Pros Consultants and Mentors LLC and Designing Faces Makeup on Location. Through her consulting and makeup businesses she has worked with numerous local state and national titleholders in the southeast.
Having a diverse background both professionally and personally, Sabrina feels she can identify with the tough situations in life that we all experience. Sharing her life experiences from being a child raised in domestic violence, leaving her family home at 14, and finding great success in the modeling world will allow her to make an impact on the people she meets as Mrs. Universe.
Upon her return to the U.S. after being crowned, Sabrina was compelled to create “The Pledge” against domestic violence. “The Pledge” is a campaign geared toward educating and encouraging men of all ages to get involved in the fight against domestic violence and crimes against women and children.
Sabrina admittedly has many passions and does her best to live a 212° life! Living life with a sense of humor and awe is vital to her everyday life by seeking beauty in the world that surrounds and appreciating life’s ironies. As a certified dance and fitness trainer and instructor, Sabrina promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages balance in the life of her clients. Dance, fitness, reading, and motorcycles are among Sabrina’s hobbies.
“Humbly confident” are the two words that Sabrina uses to describe herself. She is always appreciative of the support and encouragement that so many people have given her.
Her Mantra; “Do Not Allow Your Past to Determine Your Destiny”.