4.28.2014

CB Loves Erica Sturdefant, Miss Missouri USA 2014!


PHOTOGRAPHY BY FADIL BERISHA

How does it feel like being Miss Missouri USA 2014? 

It is living out a dream, something I always wanted to do was a young girl. I still feel like I must be dreaming at times!! I feel so incredibly lucky.

List three adjectives that best describe yourself. 

Goofy, tenacious, empathetic.

Name three pet peeves.

A pet peeve of mine is when someone lies, wastes my time,  or takes advantage of others!

As an educated woman who is also very attractive, how do you deal with the stereotyping based on beauty alone? 

I think the stereotype really hinders women, it sends the message that woman  can only be beautiful or educated. I fight that stereotype by being educated and not focusing  only on appearance. Personally, I think that smart is sexy!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL IMDIEKE

What is the best compliment you have ever received? 

That I am really sincere and genuine.

What makes Missouri unique from the other states? 

It is smack dab in the middle of the United States! 

How do you influence people to live healthy lives?

I influence others by living a balanced lifestyle that is healthy and easy to maintain. Crash dieting and extreme fitness or diet routines are harmful to not only myself, but others too!

What are you personally doing to save our environment? 

I try and to do all the little things that I can such as energy saving light bulbs, driving less, using reusable water bottles, and recycling.


If you could invite three people to dinner, who would it be and why? 

Hmmm... Oprah Winfrey because she is a powerful woman and I look up to her. Andy Cohen because he is hilarious and from St. Louis. And Cameron Diaz because I have always loved her. She is a model turned actress and I would love to pick her brain! 

What constitutes a "gentleman" today? 

A man who respects a woman in all ways.This shows through in how he speaks to her, about her, and how he is willing to compromise for her.

What do you think is the most important social issue facing our generation? 

I think a major issue facing my generation is job availability. So many young adults have college education and are unable to put it to good use.


If you could pass any law, what would it be? 

I would pass a law requires teenagers to stay in high school till the age of 18. I think 16 is too young to allow them to stop education, I don't believe they really know the life long consequences they might suffer from dropping out.

Many mainstream artists today are conveying negative messages through their songs. Do you believe these songs should be played on the radio? 

That's a good question, because keeping an artist off the radio for their message would be taking away their freedom of speech to an extent. I think that what a person listens to can affect their speak, thoughts, and actions. It is concerning and I think the best solution is for people to take more self-responsibility when it comes to making positive choices.

What do you do for fun? 

If I can't be outside, then I love to thrift shop. I have a knack for finding the best items while thrift shopping!

Why do you want to be the next Miss USA? 

Aside from it being the opportunity of a lifetime and a life long dream I really want the chance to utilize my passion for helping others on a large scale.


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4.27.2014

Miss Turks & Caicos Universe 2014



The new Miss Turks & Caicos Universe 2014 is Shanice Williams who was crowned April 25th at Brayton Hall in Providenciales. She will represent her island country in Miss Universe 2014 pageant whose date and venue have not been confirmed.


Getting To Know Thatiana Diaz - Miss Dominican Republic U.S. 2013




     Thatiana Diaz, 21, was crowned Miss República Dominicana U.S. 2013 last August. She will represent the Dominican community of the United States  in the 2014 Miss Dominican Republic pageant to be held in Santo Domingo on August 15th. Critical Beauty wishes Thatiana the best of luck in her quest for this coveted national crown.


Tell us a little about yourself, your family and educational background.

My name is Thatiana Diaz and I am from New York City. I was born to Dominican parents, my mother, who works as a Senior Account Executive for an IT company, and my father, who is a business owner. I have one younger brother, who is only two years younger. I am a senior Communications Major at Pace University, am weeks away to earn my degree in hopes to become an editor for a magazine in the future. My passions include writing, being an editor for my university’s newspaper, interning and of course, pageantry.

What prompted you to compete in beauty pageants?

When I was younger, my mom didn't like the fact that I was a tomboy and that I was too shy so my modeling school suggested that she have me participate in pageants. She signed me up to compete for Miss New York Teen USA and I ended up falling in love with pageants during the competition weekend, I won and then went on to compete at the Miss Teen USA Pageant where I made Top 15.

How does it feel being Miss Dominican Republic U.S. 2013?

It’s an amazing feeling to be Miss Dominican Republic U.S 2013 because I get to represent not only the country I’ve lived in all my life, but also my culture. There are millions of Dominicans in the United States and to be able to represent them all is an honor. I love the opportunity this title is giving me in connecting to my roots and my culture to another level.

List three adjectives that best describe you.

Three adjectives that best describe me are ambitious, funny, and simple. I am always eagerly desirous of achieving my dreams and I really put my effort into all of them whether it be becoming the next Miss Universe, becoming a future editor, or graduating from college on the dean’s list. At the same time, I enjoy making people laugh— many people would say I’m a goofball,  I also am simple in that I love everything in my life to be nothing too elaborated or complicated from my jewelry to my sandwich to my pageant dresses.


Name one of your strengths and one of your weaknesses.

One of my strengths is my desire to know more. I never let myself be curious or uneducated on a topic and if I don’t know something, I always pull out my phone or laptop quickly and search it on Google. It really has helped me stay informed of what’s going on around the world and kept me growing in knowledge. One of my weaknesses is how hard I am on myself. It’s important to expect greatness from yourself but it’s also important to understand that not everything can be done and also, sometimes you need help.

You were born in the States. Do you consider yourself American first and Dominican second, or vice versa?

I consider myself to be bi-cultural. I am a proud citizen of the United States but I live the Dominican culture with my family. I speak English and watch American television but I also speak Spanish and celebrate Dominican holidays.

You did internship for Vogue. How was it like?

Interning for Vogue was an eye-opening experience that gave me very thick skin. It was a very hands-on internship in which you learn to be quick and also knowledgeable of the fashion world. I was running from designers like Oscar de la Renta to Jimmy Choo. I left that internship able to name any designer and tell you the difference between five different types of blue.


 Do you think that beauty queens should be obliged to be role models especially to girls and young women?

I think that when you choose to compete in pageants, you choose to take on the role of becoming a role model, the same way a politician takes on the same role when choosing to run for office. As a title holder or contestant, you have a spotlight on you and what you choose to do under it is up to each individual but I think it’s important they are role models, especially since young girls look up to you.

Who is the woman you admire most and why?

The woman I admire most is my mother, the true representation of the American Dream. She started off as a receptionist at a job and with determination and the desire to learn more, she is now an executive on Wall Street. She has really worked hard for my brother and I as a single mother and I really admire her every day for the amazing work she does.

What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?

A perfect evening for me is a night out in New York City. I love to walk around this city and see all that it has to offer, from the parks to the Broadway plays to the people. It being the city that never sleeps, I know I can walk around all night with no worries.


Would you ever hire someone who has had a serious criminal past?

I would hire someone who has had a serious criminal past because I believe that everyone deserves a second chance.  I believe people can always learn from their actions. This individual served their time and should be given the chance to start over.

If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be and why?

One ability or freedom I would like to have would be to be able to eat anything and everything and not gain weight or get cellulite. LOL!

What is your most treasured memory?

My most treasured memory is my sixteenth birthday. This was the first and only time I had all of family from everywhere together with all of my closest friends. We were also in the best place to vacation— Disney World. It was truly magical to be able to be with everyone I love in a place I could never forget.

What is your opinion on cosmetic surgery? 

I support cosmetic surgery if it helps a person gain confidence and feel better, also, as long as their life is not at risk and it is not to look like someone else.  

How do you see yourself 10 years from now?

In 10 years, I see myself as a former Miss Universe being an editor for a well-known magazine living in New York City.




Thatiana's Favorites:

Singer/Musician –  Coldplay
Actor –  Will Smith
Actress –  Rachel McAdams
Color –  Light Blue
Fashion Designer – Oscar de la Renta
Beauty Queen - Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011
Cologne –  Romance by Ralph Lauren
Sport - Basketball
Flower –  Lily
Writer –  Junot Diaz
Book – "Catcher in the Rye"
Reality Show –  "The Hills"
Movie – "The Devil Wears Prada"
Proverb – "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."


Special thanks to Catherine Laboy, VP of Operations, Dominican Beauties USA, for facilitating this interview.


4.26.2014

Miss World New Zealand 2014



The new Miss World New Zealand 2014 is Arielle Garciano, 22, of Lyttelton. She was crowned at an event held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Auckland on April 25. Garciano will compete in Miss World 2014 this November in a venue that is yet to be confirmed. 


4.21.2014

Miss Equatorial Guinea 2014



 The new Miss Equatorial Guinea 2014 (Miss Guinea Ecuatorial 2014) is Agnes Cheba Abé who was crowned at the Sipopo Conference Center in Malabo on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.  The 1st runner-up is Maria Dolores Angué and the 2nd runner-up is Sandra Esono Obono.  Abé will represent Equatorial Guinea in the upcoming Miss World 2014 pageant whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed. 


4.18.2014

Miss Moldova 2014



The new Miss Moldova 2014 is Alexandra Caruntu, 17, who was crowned at the Leogrand Hotel and Convention Center in Chisinau on April 16, 2014. She will represent Moldova in the Miss World 2014 pageant, scheduled for this November 6, 2014 in London, England. 




4.13.2014

Miss World Slovakia 2014



The new Miss World Slovakia 2014 (Miss Slovensko 2014) is Laura Longauerová , 18, who was crowned April 12th. She will compete in Miss World 2014 later this year. The 1st runner-up is Lucia Semanková and the 2nd runner-up is  Michaela Nguyenová.




Miss Universe Peru 2014



The new Miss Universe Peru 2014 is Jimena Espinosa, 24,  who was crowned on April 12. She is from the Lima region. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 whose date and venue are still to be confirmed.  Her court includes first runner-up Ximena Montenegro of Lambayeque, second runner-up Sofía del Pinho of Huánuco, third runner-up Elizabeth Márquez of Ica,  fourth runner-up Zully Barrantes of Ucayali, and fifth runner-up was Nadia Pucce of Cuzco.



4.12.2014

Miss Universe Croatia 2014




The new Miss Universe Hrvatske (Croatia) 2014 is Ivana Mišura, 24, of Zagreb who was crowned April 11th at the Marina Cvetkovića Sports Complex in the coastal resort town of Opatija. Runners-up in the contest were Meri Benčić, 25, and Andrea Generalić, 20. Miss Photogenic was Mateji Hunjed, and Miss Congeniality was Anđela Marijanović. Nineteen women competed in this year's contest.



4.11.2014

Colombia wins Top Model of the World 2014



The new Top Model of the World 2014 is Tania Valencia Cuero, 23, of Colombia who was crowned April 11 in El Gouna, Red Sea in Egypt. The 1st runner-up is Jailenne Rivera, 19, of Puerto Rico (left), an the 2nd runner-up is Anronet Roebfsz, 19, of South Africa (right). Completing the top 5 are Giulia Campesi, 17, of Italy and Niler Bernard Mruma, 21, of Tanzania.

This is the second time Colombia has won the contest, the first being in 2010. Last year's winner, Monica Palacios, came from Colombia but wore the sash of "Miss Caribbean." A day before the 2014 finals, Palacios was dethroned for breaking an important clause in her contract with the pageant organizers.

This year also marks the first time that Puerto Rico has made the top 5.


Tania Valencia Cuero


4.10.2014

CB Exclusive: Current Top Model of the World titleholder dethroned!


MONICA PALACIOS


According to CB correspondent Hector Joaquin, who is covering the Top Model of the World 2014 contest in El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt, the outgoing titleholder (2013) Monica Palacios of Colombia has been dethroned a few hours ago by the pageant organizer Detlef Tursies - just one day before crowning her successor on April 12th. Tursies stated that Palacios broke an important clause in her contract that forbids her to defame and malign the pageant. It appears that since Palacios arrived in Egypt over two weeks ago, she had been badmouthing Tursies, the staff, the contestants, the judges, and even Hector Joaquin. 

Palacios was also supposed to judge and relinquish her crown to her successor, but this task has now been assigned to the 2010 winner, Loredana Solanta of Romania.


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4.07.2014

Miss Tunisia 2014



The new Miss Tunisia 2014 is Wahiba Arres, 20, who was crowned at the Palais des Congrès in Tunis on April 5. She will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held in London in November.
Tunisia's best placement in Miss World was in 1958 when
Jacqueline Tapia placed 3rd runner-up. 




4.06.2014

Miss India 2014



Koyal Rana of won the coveted Miss India 2014 crown at the 51st edition of the pageant, on Saturday, April 5. She was crowned winner among 24 gorgeous contestants from across the country. Jhataleka Malhotra (left), was crowned first runner-up and Gail Nicole Da Silva (right) was crowned second runner-up. Koyal Rana hails from Jaipur, Jhataleka from Mumbai, and Gail from Goa. She will represent India at the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant this year.


Miss India 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillion and Miss World 2013 Megan Young congratulated
Rana with the crown at the beauty pageant.

Source: Deccan Chronicle, April 6, 2014

4.04.2014

CB Loves Bishara Dorre, Miss Wisconsin USA 2014!



How did you get involved in pageants?

Growing up my mom kept me extremely active.  I was that kid that went from karate lessons, to gymnastics, to dance class, then piano lessons.  I tried everything! Then one day I got an invitation in the mail to compete in a pageant, and I ended up LOVING it! 

How did you get your unusual name?

My mom served in the peace corp in Africa before I was born, and that's where she met my father who is 100% Somalian.  She speaks fluent Swahili, and fell in love with the name Bishara which means congratulations in Swahili.

How would a good friend describe you?

A good friend would describe me as encouraging, supportive, and loyal! I'm an only child, so I really value all of my good friends. 

How would you promote Wisconsin to a visitor?

In one word CHEESE!!! You will experience the best cheese curds of your life!  I love Wisconsin!  It's a great state that no matter what the weather throws in it's direction Wisconsinites can always find a sport or outdoor activity to enjoy.  It's fun all year round.  

How has your pageant experience changed you as a person?

Through pageantry I have learned exactly who I am and what I want in life, because it forces you to know who you are and what you want.  I used to be extremely shy, but now I can talk and relate to anyone! Pageants have improved my interviewing and public speaking skill tremendously, and helped me to choose my career path of broadcast journalism. 



How do you respond to a homeless person on the street asking you for money?

If I have it I give it, and what they ultimately do with the money is between them and God.   

Tell us about a movie that you have seen recently.

I recently saw "American Hustle". I thought it was extremely good and well executed!  I won't give it away in case you haven't seen it yet, but I love the twist at the end.  

Would you vote for a politician whose policies on certain issues have been shaped by his or her religious beliefs? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Religion can shape one's views the same way gender, race, and upbringing can.  I focus on the words and deeds of the politician and how they align with my won.



How can we teach kids healthy eating habits and get them moving?

Positive adult role models in their everyday life demonstrating healthy eating habits and keeping kids active through fun sports or hobbies they enjoy.  Healthy eating is a learned behavior, and should be practiced at home first!

What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?

In the summer a perfect evening for me would be going to a Milwaukee Brewers game with the roof open at Miller Park, and seats behind the dugout!  

What do we need to do to change the way welfare is being handled in the United States?

 America is a land of opportunity, but in my opinion opportunity is earned not subsidized.  The way welfare is handled now doesn't create an opportunity to thrive it only creates an opportunity to receive an incentive for not thriving.  I was always taught, give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime. As a nation we need to teach more people how to fish through job training programs, improving public education, and things that will enrich lives of the impoverished.   

Is it appropriate for gays to serve in the military?

Yes, I believe it is acceptable for any man or woman to serve in the military and fight for our country regardless of their sexuality.  Anyone who would serve to protect this country is a hero to me regardless of their sexuality.



What does femininity mean to you?

Femininity describes womanhood, and the adjectives that come to mind are effervescent, independent, and loving.

What advice would you give to a girl who has low self-esteem?

I struggled with low self-esteem, and the lesson I learned in the end is that the key was self acceptance. Therefore, I would first tell her to stop comparing herself to others, and be her own judge.  I would encourage her to start replacing any negative thoughts she has with positive ones, and even go as far as writing down a list of all her positive qualities.  I would tell her to get proactive, and take advantage of workshops, and books regarding self-esteem because whatever material you allow to dominate your mind will eventually change your behavior.  The book that helped me was "The Confident Woman," by Joyce Meyer, and I would highly recommend it!

Why do you want to be the next Miss USA? 

I’m ready for the job of Miss USA! I respect and admire the MUO brand, and it’s not only something I have dreamed about but it’s something I have been working tirelessly toward.  I’m relatable, confident, driven, and my life experiences and career path of broadcast journlism have prepared me for this job. I am not only ready to be Miss USA, but also Miss Universe.





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Miss Senegal 2014


 

The new Miss Sénégal 2014 Anna Diouf of Thiès  who was crowned March 29th  at an outdoor event at the Lamantin Beach Hôtel in Saly. The first runner-up is Seynabou Thiam of Dakar (right) and the second runner-up is Aïda Gomez of Fatick (left).  Diouf's victory was slightly marred by a rumor that some of the contestants had received sexual propositions from men. Diouf denounced the rumor which she said is unfounded. One of the contestants finally confessed that she started the rumor out of spite for not placing.
 (Photo: au-senegal.com)

 
 

 



4.02.2014

Getting to Know Mister Denmark 2014, Nicklas Pedersen




NICKLAS PEDERSEN, 23, was selected by the Miss & Mister of Denmark Organization as Denmark's representative to Mr. World 2014 competition scheduled to be held at The Riviera International Conference Centre, TorbayDevonEngland on June 15. Critical Beauty is grateful to Nicklas and to his national director, Lisa Lents, for allowing this e-mail interview. 

How does it feel to represent Denmark in Mr. World 2014?

     I would lie if I told you that it doesn’t feel absolutely amazing, because it definitely does! I’m extremely honoured and very proud to represent my country in a massive beauty pageant like this. It doesn’t get much bigger than this!! I’m so excited!

You have been living in Australia for two years and you speak with an Australian accent? Do you feel more Aussie than Danish, or do you feel equally Aussie and Danish at the same time?

     It’s a bit funny because I actually don’t speak with an Australian accent. I have got family from New York and they used to spend summer holidays in Denmark when I was a kid. So while they were staying here, they taught me English and from there I adapted an American accent. But even now it’s not even American either. During my time in Australia I have become friends with people from all over the world and now it’s all just a big mixture of accents from around the world. It’s always a big mystery when people try to pick where I am from.

     I definitely feel Danish. I grew up in Denmark with Danish values and Danish traditions so I would say I’m still as Danish as it gets. Even though I don’t live there at the moment, Denmark will always be my number one and that’s where I want to settle down one day.

What is the best thing you like about living in Australia? And what is the best thing about living in Denmark?

     Oh, that’s a hard one. But I reckon that the best thing about Australia would have to be the weather. I have always loved summer and being in the sun and just being able to be outdoors.

     Best thing about Denmark? It has to be the pastries. Haha! :) 

     The best thing has to be that we are the happiest people in the world. We have a lot of benefits. Education is completely free, so is the medical system and the fact that if you lose your job, the government will support you with a decent income for up to two years if you are still unemployed. And then of course our cycling culture. We love our bikes and would rather jump on the bike than use our car.


What makes you laugh?  What makes you cry?

     I absolutely love to walk down memory lane and talk about all the silly and unforgettable things I have done with family and friends. Even though I am still young, I have traveled quite a fair bit and experienced some amazing things I wouldn’t change for a thing.  You only live once, so it’s about making the best of it. There is nothing better than catching up with people and reliving the moments that made you laugh and made you the person, you are today. That always makes me smile and truly brightens my day.

     Unfortunately life is full of ups and downs. Something that has always had a great impact on me, is when you hear of people losing a friend or a relative. Nothing hurts more than when people pass away, often too early and the thought of never seeing them again is truly devastating.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

     I remember when I was a kid I always used to watch movies and admire police officers for being brave and for their heroic actions.  So I thought being a policeman and saving the world would be the coolest thing ever. When I got older and realized it wasn’t all about playing cops and robbers, I decided to go down another path.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

     I consider myself quite the optimist.  I am always happy and look at the bright side of life. I am a winner and won’t give up until I have reached my goal.  And combined I have managed to come a long way. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you can always find a way to succeed.

    When it comes to weaknesses, I would have to admit that I can be very lazy with some things. I attend to postpone things that don't interest me or leave things until the last minute. I am possibly the most indecisive person in the world. I could walk into Blockbuster to rent a movie but come out empty handed because there would be too many good ones to choose.    


If you were to come back as an animal in the next life, what would you be and why?

     If I had to choose one I would probably say as a dolphin. It is a beautiful animal that likes to play and when interacting with humans, they come across very friendly. I love to swim and have always loved the ocean.

True or False: People who are attractive tend to be more successful.

     I wouldn’t say it is true but not false either. In today’s world being attractive can make things easier for some people. With that being said, if you don’t have the personality and brains to back you up, you are not better/more successful than the not-so-attractive person. There are obviously some industries, which are purely based on looks like modelling, but most of the industries in today’s world rely on skills and talent.

Many times we hear older generations comment on how younger generations lack motivation, passion, drive or respect.  Do you think there is any truth to this or is it all nostalgia?

     That is so true. I think we have all heard our grand parents telling stories from when they were young and acknowledges that things were very different back then. My mom works at a school and often talks about how disrespectful kids are these days. Especially the language has changed with smaller kids using the F word daily. If that happened 40 years ago, you would have been sent home, but these days people barely even notice. 


Describe three things that you would never do to someone you love.

     One thing is for sure. I would never commit infidelity. It’s unacceptable and shouldn’t occur at all. 

     I would never let money become a conflict or issue with someone I love.

     Honesty is very important. I am a terrible liar and people can usually see when I am trying to lie. I can’t hold a straight face and usually start laughing.   

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

     I would say that I wish I didn’t bite my nails. It’s the worst habit and it doesn’t look nice. I have actually decided that after my crowning as Mr. World Denmark 2014, I will stop! So hopefully I will be able to quit completely.

If Playgirl offered you a million dollars to pose totally nude, would you do it?

     No, I wouldn’t pose totally nude. I can imagine how hard it would be to turn down a million dollars if you got the offer, but money isn’t everything for me, so posing nude would be taking it too far for my personal opinion.

Would you date an individual that you did not think was attractive?

     I think I would. I have met women before whom I didn’t find physically attractive, but when I got to know them and witnessed how amazing their personalities were and suddenly everything about them became beautiful.

If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?

     I probably wanted to change the fact that I was quite stubborn when I was a kid. I was very difficult and never did as I was told. I didn’t want to go to bed at night and didn’t want to wear any other clothes than gym wear. I was very picky about food and didn’t want to eat anything. I literally lived on Nutella on toast. When thinking back I must have been a nightmare.

How would you describe your ideal vacation? 

     I love to travel and have a lot of things and places to see on my bucket list. From trekking in South America to living it up in Vegas. But the most ideal one would be with friends and family in an amazing luxury resort in the Maldives. I have always wanted to lie in a hammock on the beach between two palms, just like you see in the movies.

What are your plans for the future?

     I would like to remain in Australia if possible. I enjoy living here and I have built a life here now. But with that being said you never know what’s going to happen. I am extremely excited about representing Denmark at Mr.World 2014 and to see if that could open any doors for me. I don’t expect anything and I’m just going to do my best and see how it goes. Otherwise I still dream about travelling in South America and the U.S.



How are you preparing yourself for Mr. World 2014?

     After being crowned as Mr. World Denmark 2014, I have started a healthy diet and serious training. I have been looking at the previous Mr.World competitions and discovered that fitness and physical obstacles are a big part of it. I am doing my best to obtain the best shape so I can bring Denmark to the top.

Why do you want to be Mr. World 2014?

     To win Mr. World 2014 would be a massive achievement. Not just for me but for Denmark as well. Male beauty pageants are not common in Denmark so winning a title like this on the world stage and being able to put Denmark on the world map would mean the world to me! I love to travel and experience different cultures. So being able to do that, as Mr. World 2014 along with doing great things around the world would be the greatest experience. To volunteer, help people and make a difference in the world is something that would make any human being proud.




Nicklas's Favorites:

Singer/Musician –  Justin Timberlake
Actor –  Leonardo Dicarprio
Actress –  Scarlett Johansson
Color –  Blue
Fashion Designer –  Ralph Lauren
Cologne –  Chanel
Sport - Soccer
Flower –  Red rose
Writer –  Hans Christian Andersen
Book –  “The Brothers Lionheart” by Astrid Lindgren
Reality Show – “Geordie Shore”
Movie – “Troy”
Proverb – The world is your oyster 

PHOTO CREDITS: MISS & MISTER DENMARK ORGANIZATION


You're very welcome, Nicklas! Good luck at Mr. World 2014!