Leena Salim dolls up for a chat with the newly-crowned Miss Earth Myanmar in the recent Miss Golden Land Myanmar 2014 pageant.
MINGALABAR! CONGRATS ON BEING CROWNED MISS EARTH MYANMAR! TELL US ABOUT YOU
Mingalarbar shin! I’m Ei Mon Khine, 22years old. I’m the very first Miss Earth Myanmar in the history of the Miss Earth Pageant. I graduated from the University of Medical Technology with a major in Physiotherapy. I have four family members – my parents and my twin elder sisters. My family are very supportive and encouraging throughout the Miss Golden Land Myanmar Pageant.
HOW DO FEEL ABOUT WINNING THIS TITLE – WAS IT WHAT YOU WERE AIMING FOR
When the presenters announced that the winner of Miss Earth Myanmar 2014 is Miss Golden Land Number 17, Ei Mon Khine, I was shocked; I can’t believe it’s really happening to me, even whilst I was being crowned! During training and throughout the competition, I didn’t aim for any specific title but I was always aiming to do better than I did before. I studied, did research and prepared myself for all the 5 titles in the Miss Golden Land Myanmar Beauty Pageant.
WHAT WERE YOUR TRAINING FOR THE PAGEANT? DO YOU HAVE ANY DIET RESTRICTIONS
Currently, I’m learning the Filipino language and Knowledge of Environmental Conditions such as climate changes, global warming, disasters and conflicts, deforestation and various kinds of pollution. The pageant training involved pageant walk, cat walk for the swimsuit round, evening round and the Q & A training. For fitness, we went to the gym at the Fitness Xpress, who were our sponsor. It’s a really good place and very effective. I take breakfast and lunch as usual with lots of vegetables, salads and fruits for dinner.
Wow! We didn’t realise you walk differently during the pageant, which is why none of us @ MYANMORE has ever been in a pageant before
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF BEING MISS EARTH MYANMAR
My responsibilities of being the reigning Miss Earth Myanmar are to educate and spread awareness about environmental preservation and protection of our mother earth. As an ambassador, it’s my job to spread these messages on how to live in harmony with nature.
WHERE WILL YOUR NEXT APPEARANCE BE AS THE NEW MISS EARTH MYANMAR
I will be on the Miss Earth Foundation Campaign which focuses in educating the youth in environmental awareness. Its major project, I Love Planet Earth School Tour, teaches and distributes educational aides for school children; I’d like to educate our future generation of youths to love our planet.
WILL YOU BE COMPETING IN ANOTHER PAGEANT
I have a contract with the organization for one year. Therefore, I shall not be competing during this period in another pageant. .
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO OTHER BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS
Forget about the pressure, tension, anxiety , they can cause depression. Concentrate 100 % on your pageant. Enjoy every moment and in whatever situation you’re in – these are the basic mental preparations for every contestant. Then, apply these preparations into the motto of any pageant, in my case it’s ‘Body, Beauty, Brains.’ If you understand these key points, you are already a winner. In a contest there are no losers as long as you enjoy your contest, you are always winner.
MYANMORE congratulates Ms Ei Mon Khine on winning this title. We look forward to seeing her spread her cause as the reigning Miss Earth Myanmar.
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