Friday, October 15, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Poland

 Poland extends across several geographical regions. In the northwest is the Baltic Sea meets the coastline. Rising gently above these lowlands is a geographical region comprising several hilly districts. To the south of the Northern European Lowlands lie regions marked by broad ice-age river valleys. Farther south lays the Polish mountain region. With almost ten thousand closed bodies of water covering more than 1 hectare each, Poland has one of the highest number of lakes in the world, the largest being Lake Śniardwy. The nation has one of only five natural deserts in Europe, the Błędów Desert. The capital of Poland is Warsaw whose mixture of architectural styles reflects the turbulent history of the city and country. The city has wonderful examples of architecture from the gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical periods, all of which are located within easy walking distance of the town centre. Warsaw hosted the finals of Miss World back in 2006 at the conclusion of a month long tour in Poland. The nation debuted at the world’s greatest beauty contest back in 1983 and has produced several finalists and semifinalists, including a winner in 1989. Last years representative made the semifinals of the pageant and now Agata Szewioła will try to achieve a consecutive placement. She won the Miss Polski 2010 pageant last August. proudly presents Miss Polski 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
My name is Agata Szewioła. I am 22 and a student of journalism. As the reigning Miss Poland I have the pleasure to represent my country in the Miss World final.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Poland is a beautiful destination. Centuries-old monuments and works-of-art, stunning landscapes with mountains, fields and wood, countless intact lakes and the unique Baltic sea coast. All this can be seen in my country.  Zary is a small town with beautiful forests, fresh air and nice citizens.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
A lot! To be a dignified ambassador of Poland on one hand and have the unique chance to be chosen among a very large number of contestants from around the world on the other.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
I went successfully through a regional final, a semifinal and the final of Miss Poland with its three weeks of preparations. Additonally, my organization briefed me properly. That should help.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Rozsadna - it means down-to-earth. I make my day with humor and helpfulness.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself working for TV after finishing my studies.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I prefer to be beautiful and rich because I'm already smart.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
There is not only one: the composer Chopin and President Walesa as well as the astronomer Copernicus and Pope John Paul II because they combine Polish tradition and modern spirit.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
I can't. In Poland are my parents and my brother - all reliable and friendly people. Here I feel well. I can not be without them.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
We can already fly to planet Mars but the biggest problems on Earth are still not solved: poverty and wars.

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 also a beauty queen should stuck to her believes but as an elected queen of beauties she should consider that she represents an organization and speaks for all contestants. Hence, it is important to show professionalism and diplomatic acumen.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
Meeting and making new friends from around the world and learning about them and their cultures.
13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Miss World 1989, Aneta Kreglicka, because she made Poland proud.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
This means to me using my beauty positively. Not being beautiful in vain but taking this opportunity to add grace to beauty, to life and the world in general.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
My proudest moment is yet to come. So, fans, keep your fingers crossed for me!

and finally…

Star Sign: Cancer
Personal Motto: Your life gets only better when you get better!
Favorite Food: Chicken with rice and salad
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Song: 'Earth Song' from Michael Jackson
Favorite Movie: 'Titanic'
Favorite Book: The literature of Paulo Coelho from Brazil
Favorite Singer/Band: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop
Favorite Actor/Actress: I know: same old, same old. But it is Brad Pitt.

Special Thanks:
Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, national director of Miss World in Poland
Agata Szewioła, Miss Polski 2010

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