Saturday, July 21, 2012

SWEDEN | 2012 Meet the Misses e.48 - Miss World Sweden 2012

The Kingdom of Sweden is one of the Nordic countries on the Scandinavian peninsula in Northern Europe. It is one of the largest states in the European Union and has a population of 9.4 million. The population concentrates in southern Sweden and along the western coast. About 15% of Sweden lies north of the Arctic Circle. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, with increasing forest coverage northward. Around 65% of Sweden's total land area is covered with forests. Sweden is home to Lake Vänern which is the third largest lake in Europe. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude, with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year. Because of Sweden’s high latitude, the length of daylight varies greatly. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets for part of each summer, and it never rises for part of each winter. In addition of the extensive natural wonders, Sweden also boasts a long history reflected in the architecture and is home of fourteen World Heritage Sites. Sweden has one of the most highly developed welfare states in the world, it offers one of the best universal healthcare systems and has one of the best human rights and equality records on the planet. For more than 100 years, Sweden has been at peace, adopting a non-aligned foreign policy in peacetime and neutrality in wartime. The nation has a successful history in Miss World winning the title three times with Kerstin Håkansson (1951), May Louise Flodin (1952) and Mary Stävin (1977). This year, Sanna Jinnedal will be Sweden's representative at the 62nd Miss World pageant.

The Times of Beauty proudly presents Sanna Jinnedal, Miss World Sweden 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 Sanna Jinnedal, an 19 years old girl from Sweden. Sweden is a lovely country with really friendly people. We have beautiful nature with a lots of lakes, forests and mountains. Sweden is famous for our swedish meatballs and IKEA. I live in a small town called Borås with around 100,000 inhabitants. My whole life I have been very interested in different sports. I started when I was four years old with gymnastics, four years later I quit and started soccer instead. Later on I discovered athletics and that was my cup of tea. My specialty was high jump and I competed in the Swedish championships for juniors. A year after that I quit. It took to much of my time so I decided to focus on my schoolwork instead. I have also tried boxing for about a month, it was good exercise but I realized that it was not really my thing. I didn't want to destroy my nose you know. On my spare time I hang out with my friend and family and cuddle with my cat. I just graduated from high school there I studied child development so my interest for children is huge. 

2. What are your plans for the future?
My first goal is to do a good job and hopefully win the title Miss World. If I don't do that I am going to work with charity and do my best to make a difference.  

3. What are you most proud of?
Im most proud of my big brother. He was born with a muscle-decease so he sits in a wheelchair. Despite his difficulties he has today a full time job, driver license and his own car. He can now drive where ever he want without any help from others. I think that's very strong and I am very proud of him. 

4. Which activities make you lose track of time?
When a watch a really romantic movie a totally lose track of time. I love that kind of movies. 

5. If somebody was describing your personality what would they say?
I ask my best friend Sara Varildengen to describe me so here you go:
Sanna is a very warm and generous person, she has a big heart and I feel that a really can trust her. She is humble and she cares a lot about her family and friends wellbeing. 

6. What is something you know you do differently than the most other people?
One thing that I don't think most people do is that I always think before I talk. The reason for that is that I don't want to hurt anybody, because words can hurt more than you think. 

7. Have you done anything memorable lately?
I just graduate from high school with great grades and I had one of the best days in my life. I celebrated with my friends and family the whole day and everybody was happy. One other very memorable thing is this Miss world journey I have done so far. I have met some wonderful people and I have learn so much. And I am very excited to continue this journey in China. 

8. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Why?
I think that never trying is worse because if you never dare to try you never going to learn something. If you fail you have at least learn a lesson and the next time you try, you going to do it right.

9. If you could teach anyone anything, what would that be?
I would like to teach humanity to treat each other with respect and that all people have equal value. It doesn't matter witch color, religion and background you have, we are all the same. If everyone would follow this, the world would be a better place.

10. How do you define beauty? How will you prepare for miss world to achieve your vision of beauty?
To be beautiful on the outside is not enough, you need to be very humble and caring of other people, that's beauty for me. I also think that at big smile is the most beautiful thing so I'm going to spend so much time as possible with the people that makes me smile before I travel to China.

11. Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
Hi everyone, I hope you got to know me a little better know. I just want to say that the most important thing in life is to stay close to your friends and family, they always going to be their for you, in good times and in bad times. So show them that you care about them and do your best to never let them down.

and finally...
Personal Motto: “Love me or hate me, I'm still going to shine”
Favorite Food: Swedish pancakes
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Song: Power of Love – Celine Dion
Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman
Favorite Book: Twilight 
Favorite Singer/Band: Celine Dion
Favorite Actor/Actress: Julia Roberts

Torzan Torssell, Press/Media Swedish Beauty Contest AB
Hagge Haghighi, National Director of Miss World in Sweden
Sanna Jinnedal, Miss World Sweden 2012

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