Sunday, October 10, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Malawi

 Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa and is among the world's most densely populated countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a large rural population. The Great Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south, and to the east of the valley lies Lake Malawi, making up over three-quarters of Malawi's eastern boundary. In the mountainous sections of Malawi surrounding the Rift Valley, plateaus rise generally nearly 1,000 meters above sea level. To the south of Lake Malawi lie the Shire Highlands where the Zomba and Mlanje peaks rise. Malawi's capital is Lilongwe, and its commercial center and largest city is Blantyre. Malawi has two sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Lake Malawi National Park and the Chongoni Rock Art Area. The nation debuted in Miss World back in 2001 with Elizabeth Pulu, then competed again in 2005 with Rachel Landson Phiri and this year they are back to the pageant for the third time with Ella Claudette Kabambe who won the Miss Malawi 2009 title last December. proudly presents Miss Malawi 2009 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1. Give us an introduction of yourself.
I was born on the 3rd of September 1987 in a family of six and I happen to be the fourth born the family. I have three elder sisters and two younger brothers. I went to Mponda Primary School in Zomba town where I was selected to Likangala Secondary School and through handwork I was selected to the University of Malawi Chancellor College to study a Degree in Social Sciences upon which I finished December last year. Currently I am working as a Brands Supervisor for Confectionery at Universal Industries a Leading manufacturer of biscuits, savory snacks and sweets in Malawi.

2. Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Malawi the warm heart of Africa, its people are so friendly. We have beautiful Lakes like Lake Malawi which has over 500 species of fish and the waters are so clean for swimming, we also happen to have Mulanje Mountain which is the third highest mountain in Africa, the best place you can go for hiking. I come from Zomba which is a small town but was blessed with another beautiful mountain, Zomba Mountain, It’s a quiet town and very beautiful. There are so many things that can grab your attention as well. Visit Malawi and you will not regret it!

3. What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
I really feel greatly honored to represent my country at Miss World. This is important because I have been given the privilege to put my country on the map

4. What preparations have you done so far for the Miss World final?
I am especially watching my diet so that I can stay in shape and also approaching several fashion designers to help me with the needed outfits

5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Wansangala (cheerful)
I have always been known as a person who smiles at anyone and who also puts a smile on other peoples faces, so yeah I’m a cheerful person

6. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself as a successful fashion designer and a manager of a modeling Agency

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

8. Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
Joyce Banda the first female Vice President in Africa , she is the most hardworking I have ever seen in my life, she has a foundation to help the poor and also a school to assist those children who have no one to support them, she really inspires me

9. If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
That would be the United States of America because I believe that everything is possible there

10. What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Global Warming (Environmental problem), we should join hands in reducing pollution of any kind so that we can preserve our beautiful earth. Let us plant more trees, use recycled things.

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?
I think she should express her personal views on the issue, it is very difficult for a lay man to be politically correct unless you have studied political science because even some politicians fail to be politically correct at times

12. What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
This is going to be a great experience for me, I am looking forward to meet new people and learn different cultures from them

13. The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Agbani Darego,I admire her because she is best known as the first black African to be crown Miss World in 2001

14. The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
A beauty queen should be beautiful inside out, inner beauty is very important because it compels you to reach out to those people that need help financially, emotionally and physically.

15. Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
I am so glad to have been invited to this years Miss World. I think this pageant is a way for girls out there to advance their careers.

and finally…
Star Sign: Virgo
Personal Motto: Anything is possible, just put your heart in everything you want to achieve
Favorite Food: Fish
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: Shanghai Kiss
Favorite Book: The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
Favorite Singer/Band: Beyonce
Favorite Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington

Special Thanks:
Yohane Symon, national director of Miss World in Malawi
Ella Claudette Kabambe, Miss Malawi 2009

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