Als één van de vier finalisten voor Miss Earth Netherlands 2016 is mijn lieve schoonzusje, Larissa de Bruin, niet alleen prachtig om te zien. Naast haar mooie looks zet deze dame zich ook in als vrijwilliger voor het Rode Kruis, plant ze bomen op Nationale Boomplantdag, zet ze haar bekendheid in om de zeehondenopvang A Seal in het zonnetje te zetten én deed ze op ludieke wijze alle lichten even uit op de SS Rotterdam tijdens Earth Hour. Niet voor niets vind ik haar dan ook een terechte finaliste van Miss Earth Netherlands 2016. Als onderdeel van deze verkiezing voert zij diverse opdrachten uit die als instrument dienen om het milieubewustzijn te bevorderen. Eén van die opdrachten is het interviewen van voormalig Miss Earth Netherlands 2015, Leena Asarfi. Een leuke opdracht waarbij Mind and Beauty natuurlijk het perfecte platform is om dit interview onder de aandacht te brengen bij een breed publiek. Plus, het is natuurlijk ontzettend leuk om een kijkje te nemen in de wereld van missverkiezingen. Veel plezier met lezen én als jullie Larissa willen volgen, like dan zeker haar Facebookpagina Miss Earth Netherlands West 2016 Larissa de Bruin!
Finalist Miss Earth Netherlands West 2016 Larissa de Bruin interviews Leena Asarfi
Hi everyone and welcome on the blog Mindandbeauty.nl! My name is Larissa de Bruin and I am one of the four finalists of the Miss Earth Netherlands pageant this year. During this period I get several assignments, one of them is interviewing a former Miss Earth Netherlands. I had the honour to ask four questions at former Miss Earth Netherlands 2015, Leena Asarfi. Leena is not only talented and beautiful, but also very sweet. This I know because I had the chance to meet her in a Baroqco haute couture Fashionshow where we had the chance to get to know each other better.
I am the one who is standing on the left side of Leena (see picture above). Love her red dress!
The first time I met you I noticed that you were very modest and social. I think this is one of the characteristics a Miss should have. What else do you think is important for a future Miss Earth Netherlands to have besides affinity with nature?
Thanks for the compliment! You must be social and modest indeed. Being a Miss is more than your appearance, the inside is important as well! The future Miss should have enough self confidence to stand there and represent our country. You have to have common knowledge, social skills and perseverance is also very important. And never forget that you are a public figure and you are representing your country. Always be nice, listen to other people and always be yourself!
I saw you are also a make-up artist and upload videos on your own channel LABEAUTYWORLD.com and you have a lot of followers! Is this success a result of being Miss Earth 2015, and what else success did you achieve by becoming Miss Earth Netherlands 2015?
I am a make-up artist and I have a Youtube channel Labeautyworld. I started this a few years ago, before my Miss Earth journey, because of my passion for make-up/beauty. So I already had followers. I love all my followers and all the support that they give me. They are following my channel because they have affinity with make-up as well. And that is so nice to see! But I am not there yet! Still working hard to achieve my goals. Miss Earth was my last pageant and I am so happy that I got the chance to represent my country on a big world stage! That was already a dream coming true and a big achievement for me. I met lots of people all over the world and I think that is one of the most beautiful things about pageants. It has opened some doors for me for modelling and my make-up business.
Last year you went to Vienna, Austria for the finals of Miss Earth. Over there you won best national costume, top 3 for Miss Friendship and top 15 for best talent. Congratulations! If I understood it correctly, only the final 8 had a question from the judges to answer. What would you answer if you had the same question as the winner of Miss Earth 2015, Angelia Ong? The question is: The slogan of Miss Earth of the last 15 years is ‘beauties with a cause’, if you were asked to propose a new slogan for the next 15 years, what would it be and why?
It was a very tough question, but the winner Angelia Ong had the best answer! My answer would be: Together we can! Because together we can make a difference!
And last but not least, what advice would you like to give to the Miss Earth Netherlands 2016 finalists?
My advice to you girls: Enjoy every moment, focus on what you want, stay yourself, give 100% and just GO FOR IT!
Thank you Leena for answering these questions! Hopefully we will see a lot more of you in the future! Good luck with all!
Dear readers, thank you very much for reading this article on Amanda’s blog. I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any questions for me, please leave a comment! Also, I would like to thank Amanda for the opportunity to post the interview on Mind and Beauty. <3
Beste lezers, dankjulliewel voor het lezen van dit artikel op de blog van Amanda. Ik hoop dat jullie het leuk vonden. Als je een vraag hebt, laat dan een reactie achter! Graag wil ik ook Amanda bedanken voor de mogelijkheid om dit interview op Mind and Beauty te plaatsen. <3
Lots of love,
Please see below some video’s with Leena.