~ Seven Miss Tourism International 2012 beauties talk about their homelands ~

Today, we present the gorgeous women from Macau, Indonesia, Kosovo, Norway, Pakistan, India and Bolivia. The finals will take place at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Petaling Jaya on Dec 31.

MISS MACAU: Twenty-three-year-old Tiffany Wong I Teng considers the ruins of St. Paul’s to be one of Macau’s must-see tourist attractions.

“Macau is a small country, but it has many beautiful places. You can find anything from Chinese temples to Western churches, traditional world heritage sites to modern high-class hotels and also casinos. It is a city where east meets west and will always keep you entertained.”

The Asian beauty is an administrative officer who is 169cm tall, and prefers to read, dance and sing in her free time.

MISS INDONESIA: Working as a newscaster and emcee, Ofalyn Octarya Sitepu, 20, represents her hometown of Medan, Indonesia. She hopes to convince her fellow participants to follow her to Indonesia to see how beautiful her country is.

“As a tourism ambassador, I would upload the photos of the tourism attractions in my country online to websites, Facebook and so forth, so everyone can see easily how wonderful Indonesia is.”

The brown-haired beauty (165cm tall) enjoys dancing but her true love is travelling.

She considers Borobudur and Bali to be national treasures of Indonesia, stating that the ruin is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, while Bali has been called the “Hawaii of the southern hemisphere”.

MISS KOSOVO: Kristjana Duhanaj believes that her country has the friendliest people on Earth, because a common custom when greeting each other in Kosovo is to give the person a hug. The 18-year-old, who is still in high school, has big dreams when it comes to being a tourism ambassador.

“One way to promote tourism in Kosovo is by inspiring people to visit the country, mainly because of the different cultures we have here. It’s doesn’t matter where in the world you are from, you will love the food in Kosovo!”

The eastern Europian beauty comes from Vasteras, Kosovo, is 173cm tall, brunette and enjoys swimming, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.

MISS NORWAY: Helene Hornstuen Urberg is a professional dancer who hails from Drammen, Norway. She dreams of publishing a book of all the beautiful attractions in Norway and hand it out at airports and at different tourism attractions, so every country could research the attractions and then visit them.

“Norway has a beautiful landscape and that’s one thing I would promote a lot. We have beautiful mountains. In winter, the sky is red and pink.” The lass, who stands at 184cm, feels that Norway has the most beautiful mountains anywhere in the world.

The 23-year-old brunette would recommend tourists visit Pekepinnen mountain, which is a big attraction in Norway.

MISS PAKISTAN: She introduces her home country as a nation with diverse cultures, full of beautiful natural sceneries from its sea shores to its desert and green fields and up to the mountains. Bakhtawar Shah, 20, represents Karachi, Pakistan.

“It’s a country with four seasons. Pakistan has a rich history and several mountain peaks that are over 7,000m. The northeast of Pakistan is called “Heaven on Earth”. The south-Asian beauty is a professional model and an A-levels student.

At 167cm tall, the bubbly brunette recommends the northern region of Pakistan to all tourists as it is very beautiful and full of scenic places.

MISS INDIA: The Delhi-born Mreenalini Singh enjoys horse-riding and shopping in her free time.

She says that visitors to her country were treated with utmost respect.

She says that she would introduce the unique blend of history, cultures, traditional and modernism of her country to foreigners.

The 23-year-old loves travelling, and cites Kashmir as a paradise on earth — with its snow-capped mountains, landscaped gardens and the romantic houseboats.

MISS BOLIVIA: Commercial engineer Sasha Medina Mita likes nothing more than to spend time with her family and friends.

As with the other beauties, Mita loves showing off the beautiful aspects of her country. “I’d like to be the official model to promote tourism via posters, brochures and social networks. To me, it is very important to show how beautiful my country is.”

The 23-year-old has made a calendar for 2013, which highlights the beautiful attractions in Bolivia’s major cities. Of all the attractions, Mita singles out the historical salt desert of Salar de Uyuni and the religious and cultural celebration of Oruro Carnival.

source : The Star Online

Thursday December 27, 2012


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