1. Considering the peace crisis
happening around the world right now, how will you defend beauty
pageants like Miss Earth to people who think that it is just a waste
of time and money?
For me it
is not a waste of time. Pageants like Miss Earth is somewhat different
since it has a cause and that is to save and protect the environment.
Compared to other
pageants, it has a
platform and gives us women the chance to take part and be a mover in
our society. Nothing will be put into waste with pageants like Miss
2. This is the very first Miss
Earth pageant, In the event that you win the title which promotes
ďBeauties with a causeĒ, people will look up to you with both
amusement and high expectations. How do you propose to make a
Miss Earth , coming with it is the enormous publicity that the first
title holder will get. I guess it will
help me, if I win the title,
to submit a proposal on
whatever platform Iíll be driving.
I think the Miss Earth organization will do its best to help
its first winner.
3. As a Miss Earth delegates, what
is the most important environmental concern that your own country
should address? What can you do to help?
percent of people in Ethiopia uses firewood in their kitchens. These
fire woods naturally came
from the mountains of our country which leads to denudation of most of
our forest resources. I
could serve as a spokesperson for propaganda which would enable me to
talk with Ethiopians and make them understand the doís and doníts
of such bad practice. I think my countrymen are broadminded enough
to accept changes which could lead to betterment of our lives
in the future.
4. What kind of personality will the
other candidates remember you by after the pageant is over?
It is not
that Iím bragging or something but I hope my fellow delegates will
remember me as a good person with warm personality and friendly
manners. Iíve been working with this NGO my father set-up years ago
and itís main purpose is to adopt street children and help them
develop to be good citizens of our country. My experience dealing with
those kids helped me become a better person and taught me how I will
deal with others wherever I am. Now that Iím in Manila with 40+
delegates I hope I will leave a good impression to them.
5. As a beauty queen, you are always
expected to stay fit and healthy, name me one food item you just
cannot resist eating?
salad and chicken. Iíve been joining beauty pageants and stuffs in
Ethiopia before and vegetable and
chicken had been a part of
my diet ever since. Fortunately, I won most of those beauty
contests that I joined.
6. People always think that beauty
queens are Ďlarger than lifeí, how can you convince them that you
are just as normal as anybody else?
Ďcelebrityí status thing really comes with being a beauty queen
but I never had thoughts of me being that. I think Iím just a normal
person who could socialize with anybody whether youíre from the poor
sector of the society or belongs to the elite sector. As what Iíve
said before, working with my fatherís organization is keeping my
feet on the ground