I had the chance to interview Katerina just a few days earlier than the Miss World America Pageant. Discover it under!
You will compete on the 2017 Miss World America pageant. How will you put together for the competition?
I’m getting ready for the competition by including just a few extra exercises to my every day routine. As a performer, I’m always staying match and energetic via dance rehearsals and singing whereas doing cardio with a purpose to acquire endurance for my performances. Preparing for Miss World America means including much more weight to my routines, and spending much more time answering potential on-stage questions throughout recording studio downtime. Plenty of “multi-tasking,” is finally how I’m getting ready.
Many Misses have stated their dream since a toddler was to take part in a pageant as prestigious as Miss World (or Miss Universe), is it your case? And if that’s the case why?
I can not say it was a childhood dream, however it turned a dream I developed after competing in my first pageant at 17. My very first pageant was Miss California Teen USA 2011, and at first, I stated I might by no means do one other pageant once more. However, after graduating highschool and getting a Bachelor’s diploma, I felt significantly better ready; how unimaginable it might be to hold such a prestigious title as Miss World. This would imply so many individuals to encourage and serve. My objective is to encourage youth everywhere in the world to higher themselves via schooling and thru onerous work they’ll obtain their wildest desires.
What was your key motivation for coming into the competitors?
I entered the competitors two days earlier than the deadline. Last June 2016, I positioned first runner up on the Miss US International 2016 and second runner up at Miss US Supranational pageants, then I determined to retire from pageantry to give attention to my music profession. I had no intention of competing once more, however after I was supplied the chance to compete, I beloved every little thing the Miss World Organization stood for. I’ve a model new single known as “Dangerous Love,” dropping the week of the competitors, so it turneda possibility very troublesome to go up. I might say that cross-promotion was is my key motivation. Let’s face it, pageants are addicting and onerous to let go of. Having the chance to signify the United States as Miss World will be an unimaginable honor.
We are all distinctive, so what would you say is one thing that makes you stand out from the opposite contestants?
Having my very own file label known as Beauty Queen Records.
What impressed you to stroll the course of beauty pageants?
From a younger age, I all the time knew I needed to pursue a profession in music upon completion of a Bachelor’s diploma, however I additionally needed to be a well-rounded particular person. The humor of all of it is I used to be a really, very shy youngster and teenager. I used to be impressed to stroll the course of beauty pageants as a result of I knew how helpful it might be, in addition to drive me out of my consolation zone, serving to me to achieve the boldness I wanted to be a greater recording artist and performer.
Some folks say that beauty pageants are degrading to girls, similar with trend magazines. How are you able to persuade them they’re flawed?
I grew up not caring about developments; being a shy athletic child who didn’t even take a brush to her hair. Pageants taught me to hold myself with poise and beauty and never simply care concerning the outward presentation, however the interior self as properly. Pageants are what inspired me to get entangled in mycommunity; The Let it Be Foundation. I’ve change into very near this group, a nonprofit that goes past supporting a household with a sick youngster. They place their total give attention to the household, to assist them restore a way of normalcy of their every day lives. Pageants by no means made me really feel degraded, as they helped me be taught to be snug in my very own pores and skin; to seek out enjoyable methods of dwelling a wholesome and match way of life. Pageants are about empowering girls, and educating younger girls they’ve a voice that can be utilized for good and the affect of others.
Who is your perfect beauty queen and the way has she helped you to evolve as a beauty queen?
Gal Gadot, Miss Israel 2004, is my perfect beauty queen. Most folks know her right now as Wonder Woman, and he or she really is Wonder Woman. She served in her nation’s army, studied regulation, and went on to change into a profitable actor. She is the true definition of beauty with brains. She’s helped me evolve as a beauty queen as a result of I’ve been in a position to acknowledge the larger image in life. I do know what my final targets are, that helps me acquire a greater sense of figuring out what my strengths and weaknesses are, how I’m going to develop and be taught from.
How do you follow confidence?
I follow confidence by dancing round like a goofball, not caring who’s watching. When I’m in dance rehearsals for a present, it’s simple to see myself within the mirror and assume I look humorous or get into my very own head. As I really feel much less assured, I inform myself to disregard the mirror and give attention to having enjoyable within the second. People will bear in mind you having enjoyable, as an alternative of what steps you missed or may have carried out otherwise. This has allowed me extra confidence in what I’m doing, and in all areas of life for me. Have enjoyable with it, as a result of it’s only for a second. You simply may miss it in the event you’re too busy nervous about the rest.
Thanks to the gorgeous Katerina for the interview. Pageants News needs you all the easiest for Miss World America pageant.