Sunday, September 26, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Singapore

Singapore is a small island located just off the southernmost point of the Malay Peninsula. It is one of the leading financial centers on the planet, a cosmopolitan world city and the fastest-growing economy in the world.  With 5 millions in 710 square kilometers, Singapore is the second most densely populated country. In Miss World, Singapore debuted in 1972 and produced one semifinalist in 1976. This year, Singapore will be represented by Anusha Rajaseharan, who won the Miss Singapore 2010 pageant last July. proudly presents Miss Singapore 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
Simplicity defines me well =D
Someone who is reserved to people she doesn’t know well but rather talkative if she’s comfortable with them. Loves to analyze her surroundings. Love to travel as well. Relaxing herself with soothing music has always been her favorite past time after a hard day of work/school.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Singapore is a clean and green country. A country that is also rich in culture and vibrant with people. Safe to travel and is always coming up with new attractions that you cant get enough with!!

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
It definitely means a lot. This is something that I was always looking forward to – represent my country and make them proud. I’m truly delirious in winning the Miss Singapore World 2010 and will make my country proud again.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
I am living off on a healthy diet. Drinking lots of water. Training to tone up my body. Practising on my catwalk, posture and also how to handle the Q&A segment.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?

My national language would be Bahasa Melayu (Malay). “Kesederhanaan” – which means simplicity. That describes me well. Simplicity is the key to uproot all evil. You don’t expect anything in return and always do your best. You present yourself well but not too provocative. You’re humble and not too hot headed. All these are important so that you will learn how to appreciate even the little things in life.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Successful in marketing & communications field and an established model.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?

Poor and Smart – Smart enough to be hardworking. Eventually would work my way up to be stable.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, he single handedly made a change to Singapore to what it is now that awestricken the world. Mainly with sheer confidence and diligence was this proven. He will always be someone whom I admire the most.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?

Switzerland – Serenity filled country and that is something that I love to be surrounded with.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Global Warming would be the biggest problem faced today in the world and we should conserve our world/environment by not exploiting any of the resources given to us by Mother Nature. We should preserve and treasure them. Use it wisely, don’t take things for granted.

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?
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. People should be given the liberty to speak and henceforth, I believe a beauty queen should express her personal views on the issue. Phrase it in a way that doesn’t hurt/snub anyone or anything.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Looking forward to meet the rest of my gorgeous fellow contestants and the spectacular events lined up for us. Not forgetting the finals.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why? 
I admire Miss World 1994 – Aishwarya Rai. She is someone who is poised, calm and composed. She has and still is very successful in her career and that’s because she believed in herself. That’s what most of us lack in.  We should be confident and overcome all obstacles faced in life to have a promising future. we shouldn’t be embarrassed when we fail in whatever we do, instead we should pick ourselves up and continue to strive.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
Beauty with a purpose. Defines both outer and inner beauty. Being compassionate towards others and helping the underprivileged or simply anyone and not expecting anything in return is known as having a beauty with a purpose.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Traveling through Miss Singapore World pageant was a great experience. Winning the honorary title was something that I couldn’t as for more. I truly appreciate the well wishes, prayers and support I get from all of you including my family and friends. I am truly honored and would continue to shine and do my best.

and finally…
Star Sign: Aries
Personal Motto: Nothing should ever stop you from reaching out to your goals!
Favorite Food: Italian Food
Favorite Color: Purple/White/Orange
Favorite Song: Swear It Again - Westlife
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite Book: Dan Brown
Favorite Singer/Band: Beyonce/Justin Timberlake/Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks/Sandra Bullock

Special Thanks:
Alex Liu, national director of Miss World in Singapore
Anusha Rajaseharan, Miss Singapore 2010

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