Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Greece

 The amazing Greece, the cradle of Western civilization. The birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, western literature, major scientific and mathematical principles, western drama, and the Olympic Games. This is a country of wonders and legacies reflected on its numerous ancient sites that still sparks the curiosity of humanity. At the world's greatest beauty contest, Greece's legacy started in 1953 and it includes Irene Skliva, who won the Miss World title in 1996. This year, Hellas will be represented by Manto Gasteratou who won the Miss Hellas 2010 crown last summer.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Hellas 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
I was born in Athens 22 years ago and I still live there with my parents. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Athens. In parallel I am studying psychology at the Mediterranean College in Athens.  My intention is to continue my studies and acquire a Master degree in Paedagogics. I started working as a model two years ago. It’s a fascinating job, because it allows me to meet different people from all over the world.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Greece is a wonderful country with a great, three thousand-year-old history. It is considered the birthplace of the European civilization and of the very European idea. Thousands of miles of coastline and high snowy mountains create a unique and charming contrast. Athens is the capital city of Greece and a lively Mediterranean metropolis. Restless, even exhausting sometimes, Athens still remains fascinating and unpredictable, an attraction for millions of tourists.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
Representing your country is always a great honor accompanied by a great responsibility. Winning the competition would be perfect, an ideal opportunity for promoting my career! This beauty pageant also means promotion and publicity for my beloved country, something which is equally important to me.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
Physical exercising, watching my diet and, of course, modeling, are the main parts of my preparation for the final. I also watch videos from past competitions. Valuable support to my effort comes from Antenna – the Greek TV channel that is broadcasting the Star Hellas-Miss Hellas pageant –  and Mr. Vassilis Prevelakis the National Director of  Miss Greece Organization.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
I think the greek word that describes me better is ðñïóçíÞò (prosinis) which corresponds roughly to the english amiable, friendly, gentle, gracious. I’ m a person very sociable and easy to get along with.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself having a large happy family, a husband that I love and two or three adorable children. This presupposes of course a successful modeling career. 

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I admit that this is a difficult choice, but I would prefer the second. I consider intelligence more important than beauty and money. Of course, beauty is not a negligible advantage and no one should feel shame for being beautiful. 

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
I admire George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister. Greece is now on a difficult situation and faces a debt crisis. Papandreou gives a formidable fight in order to deal with the problem.
 
9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
I would probably choose some other Mediterranean country, with a climate similar to Greece’s climate. But I think I could move anywhere, on one condition: to be with people that make me happy.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Famine and malnutrition in large parts of the Third World. I think that the Western governments should offer relief by canceling the Developing Countries’ debts.  

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?
A beauty queen is a public figure and an icon. She therefore has to be careful not to offend anyone by accident. This does not mean that she has to suppress her personality. Self-censorship has its limits.
 
12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
I’m looking forward to meeting interesting persons, making new friends and learning many new things from them. 

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
The former winner I admire most is Irene Skliva, who won this highly regarded contest in 1996. This is the only Miss World title won by Greece till date. Skliva has participated in some of the world's largest fashion shows and she also has a happy family.
 
14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
Beauty is a gift and this gift should be used for a cause. We, the candidates, are in position to make significant social contribution. For example, we can take advantage of our publicity in order to contribute in the preservation and protection of the environment.


15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

and finally…

Star Sign:
Pisces

Personal Motto:
Be A Sun Which Dries Some One’s Tears

Favorite Food: Fish

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Song:
Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd

Favorite Movie: The English Patient

Favorite Book: Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose”

Favorite Singer/Band:
Scorpions

Favorite Actor/Actress: Javier Bardem

Special Thanks:
Vassilis Prevelakis, national director of Miss World in Greece
Manto Gasteratou, Miss Hellas 2010

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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.
TimesOfBeauty.com 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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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Miss Slovenije 2010

Miss Slovenije 2010
Sandra Adam (20, 1.72m, Dravograd) was crowned Miss Slovenije 2010 in Maribor. She will represent Slovenia in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. Ajda Sitar and Sandra Skutnik finished second and third, respectively.

Photos/24ur.com, RTV Slovenia, Siol

Miss Polski 2010

 Miss Polski 2010
Agata Szewioła (21, 1.74m, Zary) was crowned Miss Polski 2010 in Plock. She will represent Poland in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China. The first runner-up is Anna Wierzbicka and the second runner-up is Joanna Kusiak.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Canada

 Canada has become a place of true liberty and great diversity. The cold weather is not an excuse to stop welcoming with great warmth people from different origins, many of whom had made this magnificent country their home. Canada's representatives to the world's greatest beauty contest had exemplified that. In 2003, Nazanin Afshim-Jam, one of the three Miss World 1st runners-up from Canada, was of Iranian origin and last years finalist Lena Ma was of Chinese origin. This year, the true north strong and free will be represented by Denise Garrido who won the Miss World Canada 2010 pageant back in May.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss World Canada 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.       An introduction...
Denise is a graduate of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.  She graduated, Cum Laude, in Biomedical Sciences, with a focus in Biochemistry.  In her fourth year, she applied her theoretical knowledge to laboratory research, where she completed a thesis on breast cancer at the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Center in Sudbury.  In addition to formal education, Denise’s other learning interests include the piano (level 8 Royal Conservatory), acting, and TaeKwon-Do (2nd degree black belt).

Denise has also been greatly involved in charity, as an ongoing participant of the Terry Fox Run, or participating in "Airbandz for Cancer" at Laurentian University to name a few.  In addition, Denise shares her knowledge through volunteering as a math tutor to high school students, and having tutored Physics and Calculus to first year university students.  She feels that through giving and sharing to others, she becomes a more wholesome human being.

2.       Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
Within the province of Ontario, thousands of acres of fertile soil for agriculture production is where my hometown lies.  Bradford West Gwillimbury lies on the Holland Marsh, and is known as the heart of Canada’s Vegetable Industry.  With a population of about 25 000, and traditionally, a predominant Portuguese and Italian community, Bradford is a depiction of the beautiful cultural diversity found throughout Canada—a country that embraces people from all over the world.

3.       What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
As most people with the opportunity to represent their country would agree, it is an honour to be representing Canada at Miss World.  I have a sense of responsibility to display to the rest of the world, the love and open-mindedness that Canadians share.  To represent Canada at the prestigious Miss World event is so exciting and grande in my mind, that at times I can be speechless reflecting on how fortunate I am for this gift and opportunity.

4.      What preparations have you done so far for the Miss World final?
My preparations thus far have been planning of my talent and volunteer/charity work as Miss World Canada. I am also in a constant state of learning: learning of my host country and learning even more of Miss World. Lastly, I am mentally preparing myself through the power of visualization.

5.       If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Ambitious.  I am driven to be the best I can be.  I want to attempt every dream, to live life without regret, which is why I am always on a quest for growth and adventure.  Those that know me personally understand this aspect of me, and remain supportive in all my ventures.

6.      Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
My life is in constant evolution.  Opportunities and the realization of many dreams are occurring, and what I also do know, is that in ten years, I will be living out even greater opportunities that will help me realize even more of my dreams.

7.       Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
I believe both options can exist harmoniously.  All beings have been created beautifully, and intelligence is enhanced by time through lessons and experience.  A smart person is also a rich person, as wealth is not only financial, but wealth is knowledge, health, spirituality, and love, and all are needed for a person to be in balance and happiness.  Therefore, my preference is a harmonious balance of all options.

8.      Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
A well-known person(s) from my country that I admire is Nellie McClung and the rest of the “Famous Five” who fought for women’s rights in Canada.  They also brought out “The Persons Case” that led to a victory and milestone in Canada, in which women were recognized as “persons” under the law.  I believe in equality, and these brave women fought legally and politically to bring us closer to it.

9.      If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
Because of many of my relatives living in Portugal, I would say Portugal.  It is a country that I have visited often throughout my life, so I am comfortable with the life, culture, and people.  Of course, seeing my beloved family makes my association to Portugal as a second home.

10.   What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
Something that I would consider a problem facing the world is short-term vision or action.  It is often easy to act on the basis of receiving immediate results or satisfaction than acting for long-term results. This is the reason we are facing environmental dangers, are suffering financially when economic crisis strikes, or homes are destroyed from lack of proper preventative structuring to save on present costs.  If we take action with a long-term vision of its effects, it would alleviate problems that may arise later.  Fortunately, the world has been taking action on several global issues, such as the environment, to improve life for tomorrow. However, it is important to continue with this mindset, and to constantly strive for improvement in the actions of today.

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?

A person’s viewpoint and values are a result of his/her personal experiences and upbringing.  Because of this, there will always be people whose opinions and values differ from our own.  If a controversial question were to arise, it is important to be sensitive to all sides of the issue, and this is not only important in pageants, but in life as a whole.  By being open-minded to all viewpoints, and sensitive to others, we can minimize speaking hurtfully, and rather, speaking more wholesomely.

12.   What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?

The opportunity to travel and to experience the host country’s beauty and culture to its fullest.  Also, meeting great women from all over the world, in which we can share knowledge and stories about ourselves and our countries, and ultimately developing life-long bonds with those that I meet.

13.   The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Miss World has a history of amazing women that have held its title. With most recent Kaiane Aldorino who was the first woman from Gibraltar to win the honorable title, to Zi Lin Zhang (2007) with a record for charitable funds raised, Miss World has an extensive list of titleholders that have done great during and after their reign.  Now for myself, one titleholder than I still often see and hear of as she continues in her successes is Aishwarya Rai.  She continues to grow professionally as a leading actress in India, has been brand ambassador for campaigns such as Pulse Polio, and remains an influential figure in India. 

14.   The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
For me, Beauty With A Purpose describes a person who uses his/her interior and exterior beauty for great causes.  We are blessed with beauty that draws people to us, and by drawing in attention, it can be harnessed to do great things in the world.  As human beings, we have a purpose to give back to the world, and a Beauty With A Purpose does just that, but on a level that uses her status to create even greater good.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.

Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to read my online interview.  I also want to share that my objective is to be the best that I can be, so that I can be a positive and memorable reflection of
Canada.  Whatever fate has planned for the outcome of this competition, I will be grateful for.  Finally, it is the journey, with the fundamental love and support given by friends, family, and readers that I feel so blessed with, so I thank you all.  Sending much love from Canada!

and finally…

Star Sign:  Sagittarius

Personal Motto: The world is one’s oyster

Favorite Food: Broccoli

Favorite Color:
All colours

Favorite Song: Feel by Robbie Williams

Favorite Movie: Any James Bond film

Favorite Book: Harmonic Wealth by James Arthur Ray

Favorite Singer/Band: Robbie Williams

Favorite Actor/Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones

Special Thanks:
Denise Garrido, Miss World Canada 2010
Katherine Grefner,  2010 national director of Miss World in Canada

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Miss Mundo Argentina 2010

 Miss Mundo Argentina 2010
Carla Daiana Conrradi (22, 1.78m, Charata) finished as the winner of Argentina's most prestigious pageant, Miss Mundo Argentina 2010. She was crowned at the Sofitel La Reserva in the city of Cardales and will be the representative of Argentina in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. The first runner-up was Mariana Arambarry and the second runner-up was Isolina Boero.


Photos/Clarín, EFE

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mis Lietuva 2010

Mis Lietuva 2010
Gritė Maruškevičiūtė (21, Vilnius) was crowned Mis Lietuva 2010 at the New York Club in Vilnius. She will represent Lithuania in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30. The first runner-up is Deimantė Bubelytė and the second runner-up is Ieva Jotkelaitė. 


 Photo/ Sveikata, Delfi

Miss Mundo Panamá 2010

Miss Mundo Panamá 2010
Paola Vaprio Medaglia (24, 1.76m, Panama City) was crowned Miss Mundo Panamá 2010 at the Ascanio Arosemena Theater in Balboa. She will represent Panama in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30. Keisha Leis and Stephanie Thompson finished second and third, respectively.

Miss Bolivia 2010

 Miss Universo Bolivia 2010
María Olivia Pinheiro Menacho (27, 1.74m, Santa Cruz de la Sierra) was crowned Miss Universo Bolivia 2010 at the conclusion of the Miss Bolivia 2010 finals. She will represent Bolivia in Miss Universe 2011.

Miss Mundo Bolivia 2010
María Teresa Roca Córdova (24, 1.78m, Trinidad) was crowned Miss Mundo Bolivia 2010 at the same event held in the Fexpocruz in Santa Cruz. She will represent Bolivia in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th.

Miss World Lesotho 2010

 Miss World Lesotho 2010
Karabelo Mokoallo (23, 1.75m) who was Miss Vodacom PC FM 2009 will represent Lesotho in Miss World 2010 in Sanya, People's Republic of China on October 30th. PC FM Radio are the new license holders of Miss World in Lesotho. The nation last competed in Miss World back in 2003.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Italy

 Probably most people have Italy as one of the places they would like to visit in their lifetime and who can blame them if Italy is a place of true fascination. Beside the arts, architecture and their distinctive popular food, this country is also home of some of the most beautiful women in the world. Italy is the home of the fantastic Giorgia Palmas who almost won the world's greatest beauty contest back in 2000 and the amazing Sofia Bruscoli, finalist of Miss World 2005. It is still unbelievable that Italy have not yet won the Miss World crown since its debut in 1954. This year, the stivale will be represented by Giada Pezzaioli who won the Miss Mondo Italia 2010 title last June.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Mondo Italia 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.


1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
My name is Giada, I am Italian and I live in Montichiari (a town in province of Brescia). I am 17  years old and I study languages at school (English, French and Chinese).  I consider myself a really busy person, in fact when I was 14  years old I started working in a restaurant as a waitress. I started to work because I wanted to be independent for personal pride. I learned lot of things thanks to this job and now I feel really happy because I had this opportunity. For me it is very important to be conscious because if you are conscious you can change situations in a best way. While I was studying and working in the restaurant, I started working as a model because this is my real big dream. Sometimes I also have time to relax myself, and what better place than nature? I am in a special harmony with nature and animals since I live in countryside and I have animals (rabbits, goats, pigs, ducks, and chickens).  Harmony between mind and body is the best magic potion!

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
I live in Montichiari, a town in province of Brescia witch has 22,452 people. It is a quite a big service center, in fact we have an airport that is growing in importance, we have  lots of services for example the stadium, the theatre, a new library in memory of Giovanni Treccani the founder of the famous Italian encyclopaedia of arts, sciences and literature published between 1929-1937, and a wonderful castle founded by a wealthy banker approximately in 1892.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World? 
For me it is something to be proud, I want to represent the best of my country and of course I want to do my best. It is difficult to embody all people of my country  but I am sure I will try to include all them with my positive attitude, my wonderful lifestyle and with  the desire to overcome life's challenges in the best  way.

4.    What preparations have you done so far for the Miss World final?
I will continue to engage my self physically and especially psychologically to reach the final of Miss World at my best. I am concentrating my energy to reach this unforgettable goal!

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why? 
Meraviglioso! Wonderful. Why? Because I think that I am special and unique with my virtues and my limits and also since I am not perfect I always try to  improve myself …this is a successful tool for me!

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Day after day I plan my life through words, thoughts and projects with my future in sight. 10 years from now I see myself  really busy in work, I see all my dreams booming in particular I have an image of myself  as a famous top model.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
Why not beautiful, rich and smart? I think a person has to imagine him or her ideal condition (psychological and physical) and try to reach it!

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?  
I admire an incredible man, Pope Karol Wojtyła who passed on April 2, 2005. He attended humans’ problems, life’s challenges against the culture of death embodied by artificial insemination, cloning and euthanasia.  In addition, he gave a particular attention in favor of ecology and he asked the collaboration between man and God for the respect of the environment. He also traveled a lot; in fact he created wonderful relations with his followers and with followers of other religions. The Pope was a big example of forgiveness for people in particular for youth- when he forgave his attacker- . He really gave us a message of peace and love.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why? 
I think that if I had to choose other country to live, I choose China because I would like to learn more about this place, about its people and about its traditions. I’m really fascinated with their history, for that reason I’m studying Chinese at school.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
For me, there isn't a particular problem more important than another. I think that the most important problem in the world is the people's inability to find a solution for it.

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?
The beauty is not a value independent from the brain moreover a beauty queen has to express her ideas also about a controversial subject if this is required.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival? 
I think it will be an unforgettable experience. I will be at the top of my possibilities and I will show my personality with humility, simplicity, and determination.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Honestly I don’t know any former winner. It has been a short time since I know this competition maybe because I’m young. However, I believe that the next Miss World 2010 surely will be chosen not only for her beauty, but for personal talent, culture and ability to socialize.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
Beauty in itself is a value and I think that the biggest purpose of a man is to evolve him or herself, using all of his or her potential. In this case, we are speaking about beauty that can be used as a big instrument. I believe in myself and I use my abilities to pursue my dreams, but always using intelligence and sense of responsibility.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.
I am doing my best. Good reading to everybody! 

and finally...

Star Sign: Scorpio

Personal Motto: Sogno la vita, vivo l’amore…questo è il segreto che porto nel cuore  (I dream life, I live love… this is the secret in my heart)

Favorite Food: All food in general…food is my passion

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Song:  Say I am wonderful by Gary Go

Favorite Movie: Ghost

Favorite Book: I want I can I am

Favorite Singer/Band:  Vasco Rossi

Favorite Actor/Actress:  Raul Bova

Special Thanks:
Danilo Marzano, from Miss Mondo Italia organization.
Giada Pezzaioli, Miss Mondo Italia 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Aruba

  Aruba, located in the Southern Caribbean, is one of the premier tourist destinations in the area. Its pristine beaches and friendly people make the island an idyllic place for the perfect vacations. The face of Aruba in the 60th Miss World pageant is Kimberly Del Valle Kuiperi. She will have the honor of representing the one happy island at the world's greatest beauty contest. Aruba produced the ever sensational Zizi Lee in 2001 who finished as first runner-up, Aruba's highest placement in the pageant since its debut in 1964.
TimesOfBeauty.com proudly presents Miss Aruba World 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
My name is Kimberly Del Valle Kuiperi. I am 21 years old. I was born in Margarita Island, Venezuela. My father was Arubian and my mother is Venezuelan. At the age of 1 my father got a fantastic offer as a hotel manager at one of the most prestigious hotels on the island and from that time we made Aruba our home. My direct family consists of my mother Marilina and my brother Ralph since my father passed away in 1999. My nationality is Dutch. I finished my bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of Aruba last July. In my free time I do modeling, spend time with my loved ones and enjoy the perfect beaches of Aruba. I am very family oriented, I am very outgoing, compassionate and I am very determined in achieving my goals.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
We are known as the friendly island, where you will meet 90,000 friends you “haven’t met yet.” My island Aruba is a multicultural island that falls under the kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba is surrounded by world renowned beaches, hospitable people and perfect weather year round. What is fascinating about my island is the safety and tranquility it has to offer.

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World?
First of all it is an honor to represent my island and most of all I will have the opportunity to introduce to the world my beautiful island with its friendly and hospitable inhabitants.

4.    What preparations have you done so far for the Miss World final?
I have been preparing myself mentally for this tremendous challenge and opportunity. Spiritually I have been visualizing my successful representation on behalf of the people of Aruba and physically staying in good condition through fitness and proper nutrition.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
“Biba cu pashon” meaning living with passion, giving a 100% of yourself at all times for something that is constructive and valuable.

6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself as a happy and healthy person together with my family and as an owner of my own marketing company.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
None of the above options has what it takes to make a person happy. I prefer to be happy, and this means being successful, having achieved all my goals, being healthy, being a good person to others and being together with my family.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
My grandfather,  Don Tico Kuiperi who had the first TV show called “Show time” which promoted local talent and encouraged individuals to pursue their artistic dreams.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
Spain; because I have always been fascinated by its people, climate and culture.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
 Poverty.  Stop all wars and redirect the money to feed the hungry worldwide!

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?
She should express her personal views on the issue in a tactful manner.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?
I am looking forward to experience the Miss World pageant, representing my island and learn about other cultures. What I most look forward to is to learn more about the charitable organizations that the Miss World pageant promotes and helps.

13.    The winner of Miss World will be the 60th Miss World. Which former winner do you most admire and why?
Being elected as Miss World is already something to admire. I admire former Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai. She demonstrates that even after winning the title and becoming a successful actress and a true role model in her country and the world, she still is contributing to great causes and that for me is something to admire.

14.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you?
It means the inner beauty of a person and inner beauty means helping the poor and the less fortunate in the world.

15.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.
Let’s all be humanitarians and contribute to the great causes that the Miss World organization supports.

and finally…
Star Sign: Virgo
Personal Motto: Living with passion
Favorite Food: Italian Food
Favorite Color: Fuchsia
Favorite Song: Heal the world by Michael Jackson
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music
Favorite Book: La Ultima Rosa by Moncho Márquez
Favorite Singer/Band: Mana
Favorite Actor/Actress: Johnny Depp

Special Thanks:
Renny Lacle, national director of Miss World in Aruba
Kimberly Del Valle Kuiperi, Miss Aruba World 2010

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