Thursday, November 13, 2014

Miss World Belgium 2014: I can't wait to be in London!

The Miss Belgium Organization recently announced that Anissa Blondin was awarded the title of Miss World Belgium 2014. Blondin is 22 years old and stands 1.72m tall. She was the first runner-up of Miss Belgium 2014 and had to step in when it was decided that the original winner will not compete at Miss World 2014. Eye For Beauty Blog caught up with her as she was doing her final preparations for Miss World:

Eye For Beauty: Anissa, first of all, congratulations!!! You were recently appointed as MISS WORLD BELGIUM 2014. How did you react when you heard that you will be going to London to fly the Belgian flag at this year's Miss World Pageant?

Anissa Blondin:
First I was a little overwhelmed and very surprised because I wasn't expected that at all. I'm so happy and I'm feeling very blessed that I can be part of this wonderful journey. I can’t wait to be in London and meet all the contestants. I’m sure we will have a great time all together !  

Exited: I think the most important thing is to enjoy the moment!

Eye For Beauty: The well-known phrase "If the winner is unable to fulfill her duties, the first runner-up will take over..." became a reality for you. You were chosen as the runner-up to Miss Belgium 2014 and you were unsure about international participation, now this experience is almost upon you. Has this made you more motivated and determined?
Anissa Blondin: I am very motivated and I will do my best. I will give a 100%. Miss World is a once in a lifetime experience and I'm sure I will learn a lot. I think that the most important thing is to enjoy the moment!

Eye For Beauty: What qualities do you think the perfect Miss World should have?

Anissa Blondin: I think a good Miss World is someone who gives as much as she can. A kind, warm and open minded person.  Someone who will invest herself in all the projects of the Miss World organization, especially the charity project Beauty with a purpose. Miss World is a role model for children and young women. She should never forget that.

Miss World should be a kind and open-minded person
Eye For Beauty: Miss World is synonymous with its 'Beauty With A Purpose' charity. How do you plan to be a Beauty With A Purpose?

Anissa Blondin: I will invest myself in all the projects that the Miss World organization supports. I believe that the key element of wellbeing is giving. Give as much as you can. I want to inform me about all the causes  that the  Miss World organization supports.  I want to educate myself because I believe education is the cornerstone to building bright futures and stronger communities. I want to know more about the struggles, social injustices in some developing countries. . I think that every child should have the same opportunities that I have had.

 I would like to involve and inspire other people, to also invest their energy in those projects. That together we can develop a brighter and better future for those who have nothing. For those in need. To make a difference all together, even if it is a small difference.
Eye For Beauty: Which former Miss World do you admire most and why?

Anissa Blondin: Miss World 1994 - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. I admire her a lot. First of all she is one of the most beautiful women in the world. But besides that she has a big heart. She’s  involved in different charitable organization like Aishwarya Rai Foundation, Joint United Nation Programme on HIV/AIDS, smile Train,… She’s a real Beauty with a purpose , a real inspiration !

Behind the makeup is a down to earth girl!
Eye For Beauty: If the judges could learn/realize one thing about you, what would it be?

Anissa Blondin: That behind all the superficial part of the nice dresses, make up, pictures... that we all enjoy, is hiding a very down to earth little girl. I want people to see me as a normal human being,  that would like to help the people as much as she can. It's very important to me to help others, because I would probably not be standing here today if I hadn't had support and love of other people and especially my family and friends.
Eye For Beauty: Tell us three interesting things about your country.

Anissa Blondin: The first newspaper in the world was published in Antwerp. Belgium creates the most comics per habitants. Belgium has three official languages: French, Dutch, German.
At the end, people will remember your acts
Eye For Beauty: What do you think there is (a) too much of and (b) not enough of in today's world?

Anissa Blondin: I believe that nowadays we are labeling everything and everybody. We are trying to find what’s the difference between us, instead off searching for what unites us, so that as one we grow together. So that as one, we are working towards a better future.

I think that we are too individual and losing our humanity. That makes me sad. Like I said, I think that we can make a difference if we are united. If we work together as one.

Eye For Beauty: My ideal/dream roommate at Miss World should be...

Anissa Blondin: A nice  girl, that has a great sense of humour. I like dynamic, happy, spontaneous persons, but that know when to be calm and serious. Someone you can trust and that is always ready to help. And most important someone with an open mind.

Eye For Beauty: The Miss World (Challenge) Event I'm most looking forward to is...

Anissa Blondin: Charity Evening because I think that in life you must give as much as you can. At the end the people will remember your acts. I think that investing yourself in a charitable organization or donate to a charitable organization will give you a sense of purpose in life and inner satisfaction. When you donate to a charity you will do some research about the issues connected to that organization. So you become more educated and aware about social injustices around the world. I also think that with this knowledge you can make a difference in the world (even if it is small  ) or community.

Eye For Beauty Blog would like to thank Miss World Belgium, Anissa Blondin, and Darline Devos of the Miss World Belgium Organization!




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