Cecilie Wellemberg was crowned Miss Universe Denmark 2015 at the end of the beauty pageant held on August 15, 2015. Wellemberg will compete at Miss Universe 2015 where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega. Cecilie decided to join the Miss Denmark pageant to challenge herself. She has previously worked as a model for several years, but she had given up, because she did not feel that her personality was shining through.
She also wants to make an impact in the world around her, she does not wish to simply be known as just another “beautiful face”. She was contacted via Instagram and Facebook, and once she did research and found out that the pageant was heavily dependant upon internal values and personality, her opinion changed and she decided she had nothing to lose by doing this.
Wellemberg would like to change the stereotype that beauty pageants, modeling, and “pretty girls” have. “I would like people to know that the myth that beautiful women cannot be intelligent is a lie” she said.
Facts about Cecilie Wellemberg
She was bullied a lot as a child – “I was ugly and was forced to change schools because of this. I said to myself that I can do what I want and I would really like to become something more than just ‘the girl who was bullied’. I have a very strong will. I’m not trying to be anyone other than myself and I am satisfied with who I am.”
She loves kinder Pingui. “It’s the best and I could eat eight packs a day if I allowed myself.” Also, she eats most of her meals out.