Monday, August 30, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Costa Rica

 Costa Rica is renowned as a place of great biodiversity with nearly 50% of its national territory covered with forests and jungles and 25% is protected land. It is the country with the highest biodiversity of the planet. This country of natural wonders debuted at the world's greatest beauty contest back in 1965 and three representatives made the semifinals. This year, Costa Rica will be represented by Dayana Aguilera Sequeira who won the Miss Mundo Costa Rica 2010 title in March. proudly presents Miss Mundo Costa Rica 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1. Give us an introduction of yourself.
Like every person, I have virtues and limitations. I consider myself a happy, charismatic, sincere and sociable person. I am loyal with the people around me that I appreciate, value and respect. I like to fight and defend what I want and when I get it, I feel satisfied and proud because I accomplished something.

2. Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
I have the privilege of living in a country of peace. We don’t have a national army. My country is characterized because its inhabitants are hospitable and kind. We loved to live as we call it “pura vida”, and that is doing things calmly. In addition of our good people, we have numerous natural places that constitute approximately 6% of the world’s biodiversity, which means that we have many unique animal species. Costa Rica is an ecological bridge that unites the Americas and serves as a temporary home for millions of animal species during their migrations. We are home of multiple rare and fabulous animal species. I can’t forget the numerous beautiful beaches that our Caribbean and Pacific coasts have that are visited by thousands of locals and foreigners every single day.

3. What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
I feel proud that my country is present in this event through myself. There are not words to describe what I am feeling because of this great opportunity.

4. What preparations have you done so far for the Miss World final?
I’ve been on a diet, working on the gym, and taking runway and public speaking classes. I have been studying about the culture and history of other countries as well.

5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Fresca, which means fresh. Everything in me is about that, because the world around me sometimes can get hectic and I try to solve everything calmly taking one step at a time and always looking the positive and funny side of things. I try to keep real and avoid exaggerations, sometimes people see their problems way more complicated than they really are.

6. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself as an agronomist with a parcel of land with horses, cattle and sheep. I also see myself with a family and a pair of twins. I would love to have twins; I think I have much love to give. I expect to have my own company and a garden of orchids to sell, I love orchids. I have many expectations of my live and I have short and long term visions of it. Everything else that comes in my way is welcome as long they are good things.

7. Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I would have liked the word “health” among these choices because to be honest, if you are healthy, you can’t ask anything else. I am a fortunate person and because of this I can’t choose between these options because none of them are fulfilling to me. The most important thing is having a good health so I prefer to remain the healthy person that I am with my virtues and limitations.

8. Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
I admire Franklin Chang because he is a great example of perseverance and commitment. In addition I have to say my mother even though she is not famous. Because she taught me to fight for happiness and that women are strong especially when we defend those that we love.

9. If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
I think the country that I would like to live in does not exist, because I would choose one without violence, abuse, hunger, corruption and classism. That would be the country I would choose, but unfortunately I don’t think there is one.

10. What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Violence, it generates hate and anger in people. The best remedy for this is love, with love, violence can’t exist.

11. Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue?

What everyone thinks including beauty queens is important, else how people will get to know you if you don’t say what you think?

12. What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Meeting new people and having new experiences. I look forward the most having the opportunity of representing my country.

13. The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Every single one of them because it is a great responsibility carrying the title. It requires a lot of hard work. Every Miss World winner had to work hard and because of that I admire all of them.

14. The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
It means commitment in the social level. A beauty queen besides representing her country can contribute to society leaving an important mark that lasts forever.

15. Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.
Fight for your dreams and fulfill your goals even if there are obstacles along the way. Defend your goals and ideas because at the end of the way, the feeling of self fulfillment and satisfaction compensates all sacrifices and difficult moments. There is a motto that says “Study like if you are going to live forever and live to the fullest like if you are going to die tomorrow”. I say, fight for your goals like if you are going to live forever.

and finally…
Personal Motto: Estudia como si fueras a vivir eternamente y vive como si fueras a morir mañana
Favorite Food: The cakes that my boyfriend Wilkie makes. I like them even if the mix comes from a box.
Favorite Color: All of them, especially strong and warm colours.
Favorite Song: El chofer by Vicente Fernandez
Favorite Movie: The Twilight Saga
Favorite Book: El Principito. I read it when I was at school, it was beautiful.
Favorite Actor/Actress: Johnny Depp. He is excellent!
Favorite singer/band: Vicente Fernandez and Alejandro Sanz

Special Thanks:
Allan Alemán, national director of Miss World in Costa Rica
Dayana Aguilera, Miss World Costa Rica 2010

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