Devina Didi Davidson Miss Queen International 2019/20
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Devina Didi Davidson Miss Queen International 2019/20.
Full name: Devina Didi Davidson
Title/Year: Miss Queen International 2019/20
Pageant System: The Queen International Pageant System
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Hobbies: Arts and Crafts, Theatre, Modelling & Pageants, Fundraising and awareness for charitable causes, Cookery, Sports and spending time with Loved ones, friends and family.
Years competed: since 2002 for Miss England for Miss World as Miss Devon.
Countries visited: Various America, Africa & Europe.
Likes: Chocolate & healthy eating
Dislikes: not having chocolate & injustices in the world
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I am a Christmas baby born on your guess Christmas Day! I love to live life to the fullest and treat the people in my life the way they want to be treated with respect and dignity.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Empowerment means to me to be your best version of yourself genuinely and organically in everything I do from day to day to bigger meaningful events. Spending time with friends and family to meeting new people.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
A Beauty Pageant Queen’s Journey- A Woman's bid to help stamp out negative attitude towards beauty pageants.
My journey so far has been amazing and interesting from when Ii started out as a finalist for Miss England in 2002 to now becoming the first Miss/Ms Queen International title holder now 2019. Which has allowed myself to be a role model for all ages.
The pageant systems have allowed myself to raise awareness and fundraising for a number of
Wonderful causes from children’s charities and more- nspcc , Julia’s house, Bullies Out, Shelter, Mind UK, help the heroes, London pride to many more.
Myself-Didi Davidson originally from Devon now happily settled in Kent, in my forties, I have enjoyed taking part in a number of beauty pageants in a bid to show that the competition is about more than being a ‘pretty face.’
From entering Miss England for Miss World as Miss Devon/Miss Exeter, Miss Nigeria UK as Miss Lagos, Miss Commonwealth International as Miss Brazil Queen of Friends & Ms CW England, Miss Borough UK as Miss Bromley, Miss British Empire as Ms Greater London to Model Spokeperson for Azure Models by the lovely Pageant Mentor Mrs Diane Slater, Miss/Ms Queen International Queen 1st title winner.
Entering Miss Queen International 2019 has been a great pleasure. It has allowed myself to catwalk at the event held at the Claredon Hotel in Blackheath with other lovely finalists from all walks of life. Also, to have the opportunity to speak at the event to others about our briefs and hopes and to raise awareness and fundraising for a noble charity Shelter. For, which I was very proud Also, not only to win my main title but side awards of Queen International Press Queen Ambassador Award Winner for outstanding contribution to promoting The Q.I.P system through Press and Personal Appearances, supporting Shelter and along with the kindred spirit/Miss Congenality Award for team and supporting others award.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
As a woman of colour it was inspiration to be apart of the pageant world and succeed and showcase what I can do from catwalking, to public speaking and much more to show a larger audience what I was about and to continuing to do so.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I felt as a woman over the age of 25 years old (a lady in my 40s) it was good to break down age barriers and perceptions of what it is still to be a modern woman and I am glad I did as not only did I compete with some lovely finalists but showed on a large platform that regardless of age you can achieve.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The Queen International Pageant System is about - Our aim is to bring out your inner beauty, to help you find Confidence in yourself, and to groom you into an ambassador that can inspire others and help the vulnerable in your community in your fabulous style. For women to come together and protect each other as ‘Queen’s’ should.
‘Queen’ believe in equal opportunity, which means that we base our judging not only on how well our contestants perform on the night, but also on their preparations leading up to the finals. We are not looking for a certain “type” of person, but someone who is passionate, confident in their own skin and possesses the qualities to be a great role model.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
The judging criteria is interview, catwalk, cultural wear, speech, and evening wear and of course side awards for PR, Kindred Spirit and Charity Queen. Which I was proud to win PR and Kindred Spirit.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
It was a lovely experience from the finalists, judges, director, hotel and staff and the audience.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is to be a positive role model/ambassador to raising funds and aware for the amazing charity Shelter. Shelter - Support families who will be living in cold, damp temporary accommodation this Christmas. Shelter helping thousands of families who are experience homeless and housing problems supported in a positive way to go forward.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I have done numerous appearances from festivals, fates, charities events to supporting and attending sister pageants.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Some of my achievements raising further awareness via my current title to PR via various media platforms. As a active sporty type placing top three in my age division at the world indoor rowing championships receiving a bronze medal and this year I intend to go for gold.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Simply put to be yourself and show and enjoy your time on the stage in front of the judges.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
Well, it was a lovely compliment to be advised by one of the attending international queens at the pageant that I am a show stopper!
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. Wow, I could not believe it but once they called my name again reality kicked in and I was so very happy but shocked. As the finalists had been lovely but it was amazing to be crowned and catwalk down the stage to the audience and everyone cheering and saying congratulations.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
It means I have acceptance and recognition from the pageant community and I am standing tall and representing my wonderful pageant system.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
By allowing myself to show the wider community and audience that I am diverse and much more.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?
It helped myself to stand tall and face the world with dignity and show that I am individual with hopes, dreams and a driving purpose to succeed.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
It feels an honour and as a role model/ambassador if I can do it and therefore girls and ladies from all walks of life can to.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Have fun with it and practice (steady as you go!) makes perfect.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Make sure you feel comfortable and the rest flows from looking and walking like a queen.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Be yourself and believe me it works.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
Taking it nice and steady and enjoying every step of the journey.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
It’s when I started out in pageants and fell over! But I got straight back up and catwalked on and the audience was lovely and gave me a round of applause.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Unfortunately nerves can get the better of you. But the best advise is to breathe and carry on and enjoy. Believe me it takes practice but worth it.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
Yes, I have been blessed to do film/TV work from the league of gentlemen Christmas special, to CBBC Kathy to being a model on the posh frock shop.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?
To continue my Amazing journey as the 1st Miss Queen International Ambassador and looking forward to completing more model shots to attending Miss World in December.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
A legacy of be true to yourself and shine as this is just the begin of an amazing journey.
I am proud to say my Beauty Pageant Journey has now just started not just as a current International Title holder which is just wonderful, but has allowed my self to go and do amazing achievements to in theatre, TV/Film, modelling to sports and I still going from strength to strength on my journey.
By myself entering pageants. “I feel strongly that now is the time more than ever to stand up and be a positive role model. I want to encourage others to believe that they can accomplish their own goals whatever they may be and to publicise that pageants can be a positive platform.
Director: collet paloma collins
Pageant website: http://bit.ly/QueenPageantInternational
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Devina Didi Davidson Miss Queen International 2019/20, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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