Congratulations on being an America’s Miss World National Finalist this yr. How do you’re feeling?
Thank you! I’m over the moon with pleasure. Having the chance and the respect of competing to signify America on the 2017 Miss World pageant in China is indescribable. Being a survivor and advocate for home violence consciousness, in addition to, being a National Finalist for America’s Miss World, will permit me the chance to assist victims/survivors on a nationwide degree. Miss World revolves round its worldwide charity: BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE, which permits every contestant to make an impression of their neighborhood, in addition to communities throughout the nation/globe.
Miss World is the oldest, most prestigious worldwide pageant which is aired annually on E! Entertainment in over 150 nations and I hope I’m fortunate sufficient to be the 2017 America consultant!
What a part of the America’s Miss World Pageant program are you most trying ahead to? How will you put together the competition ?
I’m trying ahead to all phases of competitors, because the America’s Miss World group embodies that of a properly rounded woman. The numerous phases of competitors for America’s Miss World embody: interview, multimedia, health, poise/runway, and charitable trigger.
However, I might say that I’m MOST excited for the ‘sports and fitness’ section since it’s not like another pageant competitors. It encourages ladies to commit to a wholesome life-style, as an alternative of encouraging them to simply “fit in” to societies beauty normal : the usual that you’ve to be a measurement 2 to be a ‘model’ or to be ‘a beauty queen’. The sports activities and health competitors might be a psychological and bodily problem, and as an ex-athlete, I’m excited to push my thoughts and physique to be the very best it may be .
Tell me one thing about your self and your work. What do you really do, and have executed up to now?
I’ve my Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations, in addition to a minor in Information Technology. I even have specialty coaching in Intercultural Communications from Lorenzo de’ Medici, the Italian International Institute in Florence, Italy.
I’m at present the Communications Specialist on the Nevada Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. My duties embody social media, web site design, rebranding of the coalition (this previous January 2017), media outreach, public relations efforts, fundraising, and extra! The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence supplies statewide advocacy, schooling and help of the front-line organizations that assist these impacted by home violence and sexual assault. NCEDSV is a non-public nonprofit 501(C)(3) company based in 1980. At the coalition, I deal with studying extra about and advocating for: home violence (DV), sexual assault (SA), human trafficking, stalking, male victims, kids uncovered to DV or SA, on-line security, and aware meditation for therapeutic trauma.
I’ve labored for a number of hospitality advertising and marketing businesses up to now, however I by no means thought I might work for a nonprofit. After my latest home abuse incident, that left me within the hospital, I wanted how I may be part of the motion to finish violence towards ladies. During my search, I got here throughout a job alternative that will permit me to be a voice for the unvoiced and assist others be taught the warning indicators of home abuse and the way to obtain assist. Now, I could not think about NOT working for a nonprofit!
You describe your self as a home violence survivor. What would you like to do to assist shield ladies’s rights ?
Women’s rights points have been round endlessly, and sadly, nonetheless exist in 2017. I’m proud to struggle for gender equality and be a voice for girls’s rights. I do need to make one factor clear : preventing for girls’s rights will not be synonymous with man-hating, however as an alternative, is synonymous with EQUALITY.
Any sort of violence towards ladies is a violation of human rights and a type of discrimination towards ladies. It contains : bodily, sexual, psychological, emotional, and monetary abuse. I hope to assist ladies perceive their present rights and the rights that they don’t seem to be receiving, but ought to be.
What would you like to be sooner or later ?
My future profession ambitions embody persevering with my advocacy and partnering with a neighborhood to create a non-public residence advanced for girls and youngsters (beneath 18) in violent conditions which are fleeing their present house. This advanced might be pet pleasant since many shelters throughout the nation don’t permit pets to be introduced into shelters, which is why 72% of individuals don’t depart violent houses (supply: www.nnedv.org). This advanced will seem to be a traditional residence advanced from the skin, act as a midway home for households in want, and solely group staff and metropolis officers will know what it really is for. Many shelters attempt to be ‘homey’ and heat, however they lack the inside adorning that may make a big impact on the way in which victims/survivors see their new lives. Victims shouldn’t have to really feel punished for escaping a life threatening scenario, particularly because the majority of those victims might be affected by melancholy and PTSD. People neglect that your atmosphere could make or break your psychological well being and how you’re feeling about your self; due to this fact, I would like to make these complexes colourful, trendy, and heat.
Your favourite beauty queen?
Pia Wurtzbach. She is pure beauty inside and outside. I like her angle and that she is not afraid to get up for herself. I beloved when she shut down “haters” on her social media after they criticized her for not doing her charitable duties towards HIV/AIDS consciousness.
“So before you go saying that I haven’t done anything, the mere fact that you’re talking about how little I am doing charity work for HIV/AIDS, isn’t that awareness in itself? You’re thinking about it, right? Talking about it, correct? Bashing me in the process BUT still getting the message out there,” – Pia Wurtzbach posted on her Instagram account
Pia was topped Miss Universe on 20 December 2015 after changing into Miss Universe Philippines 2015 on the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant on 15 March 2015.
Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to win the title of Miss Universe, following Gloria Diaz who gained in 1969 and Margarita Moran who gained in 1973.
What is your message to younger women and younger ladies ?
I hope to empower all ladies and women to notice their potential and price. I would like them to know that their price will not be outlined by what others say, however as an alternative, is outlined by what YOU do.
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