What unique characteristics would you say you bring to the Miss Universe competition? How will you prepare the contest ?
I’m a happy and positive person. I love being surrounded by people. I feel responsible for the vibe in the room, so I love to make people feel welcome, laugh, laugh and laugh a little bit more. I know my strengths to focus on then while getting better at the things needed to win the beautiful crown with a big big smile.
You will have only one month to prepare the Miss Universe Pageant. Are you stressed about this ?
Of course.. Very excited, but also very happy because i’m feeling great and the flow and energy is great, so I know I will be totally ready for you in Las Vegas!
Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. You are very popular on it with almost 45.000 followers on Instagram. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not?
I put in a lot of work and effort in social media. It’s great to have such a true following. Social Media is very important for me but also for the Miss Universe organisation. Now they already see i know how to work with it. My profile is growing exponentially and i’m looking forward to welcome new followers worldwide. My account names: @missnederland and has over 50.000. My personal account (which is resting now to focus on @missnederland account has over 50.000 as well)
Many misses have said that their dream since a child was to participate in a pageant as prestigious as Miss World (or Miss Universe). It this your case ? And if so, why ?
As a child it was my dream to become a successful model. That’s why I participated the Hollands Next Topmodel competition. After winning that in 2014 I was not happy with myself at all. That’s the reason I want to show the world how important it is to be self confident, have a good personality and great spirit. Since that moment it was my dream to win Miss Netherlands and now its my dream to win Miss Universe. I want to be a roll model for all those young girls for sure.
Do you consider yourself more as a model or as a pageant queen ?
Both! I know I’m very photogenic but I think the most people want to work with me because of my personality. And the second thing is one of the most important things for a pageant queen. Energy doesn’t lie!
How would you describe the Netherlands to your fellow contestants?
Small, 41.500 square kilomoters) no mountains, 4 seasons in extreme, Cosy, multicultural, well organised, down to earth, and a bit greedy ;-) I love my country!
Who is your ideal beauty queen and how has she helped you to evolve as a beauty queen?
Doutzen Kroes, she is my BFF in my dreams . ;-) I love her because she has the female features and a great personality. Showing her spirit and beauty all in one is what makes her hot..