Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BELGIUM | 2012 Meet the Misses e.20 - Miss Belgium 2012

The Kingdom of Belgium, the heart of Europe, has a distinctive mix of cultures. Flanders, in the north of Belgium, is home of the Flemish people that are Dutch speakers. Wallonia, in the south of the nation, is where the Walloons inhabit and they are French speakers. Collectively, both regions form this kingdom whose capital is in Brussels, commonly known as the capital of Europe and the headquarters of the European Union. The nation's linguistic diversity and cultural conflicts are reflected on its system of government. Belgium consists of three geographical regions. The coastal plain consists mainly of sand dunes and polders. Further inland lies a slowly rising landscape irrigated by numerous waterways and with fertile valleys. The thickly forested hills and plateaus of the Ardennes are more rugged and rocky with caves and small gorges. Extending westward into France, this area is eastwardly connected to the Eifel in Germany by the High Fens plateau, on which the Signal de Botrange forms the country's highest point at 694 metres. The climate is maritime temperate with significant precipitation in all seasons  Belgium debuted in Miss World 1954 and reached the Top 5 in 1962. This year Belgium is represented by Laura Beyne who won the Miss Belgium 2012 pageant. She will try to end Belgium's drought in Miss World, whose last placement was back in 1996.


The Times of Beauty proudly presents Laura Beyne, Miss Belgium 2012, in an exclusive interview for our interview series, Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself, your country and your hometown.
My name is Laura Beyne, I'm 19 years old and I was born in Brussels which is my hometown.
I'm the youngest child of a family with 5 children and I have origins from Belgium and Congo.
I’m living in Belgium which is a very nice little country with nice food and great places to visit. Brussels is a multicultural city and a very pleasant place to live.
 

2.    What are your plans for the future?
I would like to continue my realtor training and obtain my diploma but I will also participate in charity causes, specially who provide assistance to disadvantaged children.

 3.    What are you most proud of?
To have the chance to represent my country and be able to use my Miss Belgium title to help other people.


4.    Which activities make you lose track of time?
Reading and cooking

5.    If somebody was describing your personality what would they say?

Warm, honest, funny and a family-person.


6.    Have you done anything memorable lately?
I helped to collect donations for TELEVIE, which is one of the most important campaigns in Belgium helping people having blood cancer

7.    Which is worse, failing or never trying? Why?
Never trying is worst , failing is not so bad because you always learn something even when you fail.


8.    If you could teach anyone anything, what would that be?
I would teach tolerance to humanity. It is the most important thing in the world!

9.    How do you define beauty? How will you prepare for Miss World to achieve your vision of beauty?
Beauty reflects the pleasure and the happiness that people have when they look at something or somebody.
I’ll be myself and I will give the best of me.


10.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.

I would like to thank all the people who have supported me from the beginning and tell them that I will continue to give the best to reach my goals.
Much love.

and finally...
Personal Motto: Yes we can
Favorite Food: Thaï-food
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Song: Adele – Fire to the rain
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Book:  Et après (Guillaume Musso)
Favorite Singer/Band: Beyonce

SPECIAL THANKS
Darline Devos, National Director of Miss World in Belgium
Evy Van Couwenberghe, Public Relations Miss Belgium Organization
Laura Beyne, Miss Belgium 2012

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