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Miss Universe Finland 2017 Candidate Adriana Gerxhalija talks about her Finnish heritage

As Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence in 2017, I could not come up with a far more excellent idea than talking to a candidate of the Miss Universe Finland Pageant. Adriana Gerxhalija, a 22 years old from Turku will compete at the national contest in a few weeks. "I believe that Finland is an example to be followed by countries in the world." she said.

Adriana is currently working in an accociation called Together accociation - "It is a multicultural centre in which we enhance the beauty of bringing people and cultures together and realizing how many things we actually have in common." she explained.

She is also studying to become youth and leisure instructor. She would love to be an excellent example for the youth about healthy lifestyle and to be the motivator of working hard for their dreams and goals in life. 

The last time Finland has won the Miss Universe Crown was in 1975 when Anne Marie Pohtamo became the second Finn to claim the title of Miss Universe, 23 years after Armi Kuusela.

Here we bring you the untold facts about Adriana Gerxhalija’s life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!

You will compete at the Miss Universe Finland Pageant. How will you prepare the contest ?

I am now a Miss Finland 2017 contestant. Taking part in this pageant has been an amazing experience for me, very educational and rewarding for other parts of life as well. I have been working hard not only walking, stage presence , getting into the best shape and performance in general, but I have also been taking the time to really getting to know Finland. During this journey, I get even more and more exited about the idea to represent Finland in Miss Universe pageant, because I believe that Finland is an example to be followed by countries in the world. I believe that in order to bring the Miss Universe crown home, I would need to take our crown to the Miss Universe pageant. The crown that would represent everything and everyone in our beloved, this year 100 year old Finland.

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We are all unique so what would you say is something that makes you stand out from the other contestants ?

The thing that makes me, would make any contestant stand out, is to truly understand the importance of being the true you.It can be very hard, especially in the beginning of a pageant journey because of all the pressure of ”will I be accepted as who I truly am.” So I would definitely say that by being myself, and staying true to who I am, will take me far in the pageant world.

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What inspired you to walk on the course of beauty pageants? 

As a child, you dream about becoming the new beauty queen of your country, wearing a beautiful sparkly crown, its all part of a princess dream like most of the little girls have. As you grow older, you start realizing how big of an impact you have the possibility to make on the people in your country and everywhere you go. I love the glamour of the pageant world. I love the evening gowns, the hair, the makeup, fashion, style and everything the pageant worlds glamour part holds in. But then the biggest and the most important part of the reason why I chose the path of the pageant world is because I want to be the one people look up to, the one who is there to understand their struggles and to really make them feel like there is someone who will raise awareness for the struggles they face in daily life. I want to be the one to represent everyone in Finland, to be the classy, good hearted and caring lady the little girls will look up to. I dream to be the one who brings home the crown of Miss Universe, especially now that our dear Finland is turning 100 years old. I believe that Miss Finland pageant will open a lot of doors to a carrier of a hostess and even having my own talk show someday.

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What qualities a woman should have to represent a whole nation?  

A woman to represent a country should be a classy, good hearted, caring, social and approachable, an example to be followed by everyone, being a beautiful lady inside and out.

Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not? 

Social media plays a big role in the pageant world these days. It is a very important tool to get more visibility to the pageant organizations as well as for the beauty queens and pageant contestants in general. It is also very beneficial to promoting different things and also for different kinds of business deals you possibly get offered. The very important benefit of social media is the possibility to have a straight contact with the public, so it is very important to be aware of what you give to the public that is following you, and remember to always be a good example to your followers.

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Who is your favorite beauty queen? 

My favorite beauty queen is definitely Anne Pohtamo. She is Miss Finland 1975 and in the very same year she won the Miss Universe pageant. I have had the opportunity to model in a couple of fashion shows with her. She is a beautiful lady inside and out.

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Thanks to the beautiful Adriana for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Universe Finland 2017 pageant.