This lovely and statuesque Scandinavian from the land of the
Little Mermaid and the world's oldest rollercoaster is actually one
of the earliest arrivals among this year's Miss Earth candidates. By
now, she is already well-adjusted to the hot and humid weather,
despite coming from a country where the temperature seldom hits the
20s. There are no surprises in my interview with her because I had
already anticipated a lady who is both level-headed and intelligent.
Read on and see what I mean:
How is the Philippines so far?
'…I like it very much. Very different
from where I come from but it's very nice. This is my first time in
Asia so this is all very new to me."
Who's your roommate?
Since both of you come from Europe, are there other things that
you still have to adjust to in terms of differences and the like?
"…We come from countries very
close, especially that she lives in Sweden. So we're very, very
close countries. I've heard about Estonia but I don't know much
about those new block of countries yet."
What is your current educational background?
"…I'm studying law, and I'm in Third Year."
So that means you're already taking all the major subjects?
"…Well, starting next year."
Eventually, what branch of law do you want to specialize in?
"…Among others, European Union
Law, so that means I have to take up a required field of study
before I can go into that."
Any special preparations for the Miss Earth Pageant before you
"…Not really, but because we all
have some kind of environmental background back home, this is just
continuing what we have already learned before. I will study
environmental laws when I get to that point. That should be quite
interesting. I've learned a lot about it already by just being here.
Did you come here to win, to place, or to participate in the Miss
"I came to participate. And for me,
that's a very honest answer. It could also be destiny because I only
found out that I am joining this pageant two weeks before I left for
Manila and so many things are happening really fast. It's just been
an amazing idea of being here, participating in the contest and
spending three weeks in the Philippines. It's amazing!"