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Helena Ristevski Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019

Helena Ristevski Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019, Photo by John Tasevski from Eternal Photography and make-up artist is Lucia De Castro.World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Helena Ristevski Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019.

Full name: Helena Ristevski

Title/Year: Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019

Pageant System: Miss and Mr Diamond Australia

Age:13 years old

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Hobbies: Tennis won US open under 12's Tennis Comp, Ballroom Dancing, Modelling, Swimming, and Folk Dancing.

Platform: Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, World Vision and Star kids.

Years competed: Entered for the first time and currently reigning as Miss Junior Teen Queen.

Countries visited: My mum is a Flight Attendant, so I've been fortunate enough to have traveled so much, I love going to the USA and Europe.

Likes: I love Animals, Eating Chocolate, and Playing Tennis.

Dislikes: I hate bullying and people being not so kind to each other.

Status: Single

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I'm 13 years old and a Year 8 student, I love debating and Public Speaking, especially topics, I'm passionate about. I love playing competition Tennis, dancing, swimming and socializing with my friends. I've been short listed for the youth council committee, where we will be meeting up with Politicians to discuss issues, that involve the youth today, I hope to speak about many issues, The Environment, Youth Suicide, mental illness and so much more.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? In this day and age, I feel very empowered, growing up as a young woman, in today's society. Women today can do anything they want to put their minds too. I feel supported and encouraged to what ever path I take in the future, Women's Empowerment and the sisterhood of women is very important, I hope I can be the voice of those who need support in someway one day..

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. My first pageant was a glitz pageant, and I won Talent Supreme, I played a guitar and I sang "Jolene". I was 11 years old, Then I entered Miss Junior Continents and came 2nd Runner up and I was the youngest contestant. After that I entered Miss and Mr Diamonds Australia, where I won the Title of Miss Junior Teen Diamonds Australia 2019.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? My mum was in Beauty Pageants and mum's friends, they would often talk about it and encouraged me to apply. I think pageants are also a great platform if you're trying to get into the entertainment industry.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I was encouraged by a friend from the Pageant community, they had so many good things to say about Miss and Mr Diamonds that I entered and just made the cut off, I was a late entry, I was so glad that I entered. I highly recommend Miss and Mr Diamonds Australia, so much fun and a great enriching experience. I also wanted to make a difference in the community and be a good role model to my peers.

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? Miss and Mr Diamonds pageant is different from other pageants it celebrates and embraces different people in the community, It doesn't matter if you're overweight, old , married, or you are from a particular race, everyone is welcome. You need to choose a charity and do some fundraising for your charity, There is also a fun Fashion catwalk and Formal Wear Parade and a Speech, Miss Diamonds celebrates Diversity and Creates Role Models for our community.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? As a contestant you are being judged on you overall presentation, Grace, Elegance, confidence, public speaking skills, and your abilities to responsibilities on holding your title as Miss or Mr Diamonds Australia.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. The competition is a yearlong competition that involves a lot of Social Media competitions, video logs, youtube diaries and Judging your entry photo to the public, where I won most photogenic award. The whole process, I found that I grew as a person, with all the Red Carpet photos and Television and Media presence, The Private interviews and the public Speaking Component, I have so much more confidence. I loved meeting the other contestants and creating new friendships and the organisers Charlie and Morgan Mancini were so wonderful, One of the best moments of my life.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. I have raised money for the Kookaburra Kids Australia , World Vision, Star kid and Beyond Blue, My charities help children where there is mental illness in the family and they help and support children, taking them out of their environment, and my other charities help underprivileged children, with health and education. After all The Children are our Future.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? I held a fundraiser for Women's International Day, where we raised money for The Kookaburra kids, I also attended a few Charity events for the Kookaburra kids, I have done some Radio Appearances on The Fitzy and Wippa show and appearances and Articles in the Newspapers.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? I have been on Radio shows and Newspapers, I've had a lot of invitations to be a judge and guest of honour at a lot of events, I have won Tennis Tournaments where I came first. I won Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019, Miss Diamonds Elegance, Miss Publicity Queen, Miss Runway Queen, Miss Charity Queen, Miss Photogenic and Miss Diamonds Charity Fundraiser. I have also gone through to the next stage for the Youth Council, where I would be discussing issues with Politicians. I have also raised thousands of dollars for my chosen charities.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I believe every single girl was beautiful on that stage, but I think, I was confident and prepared for my Public Speaking Component and that would have made me stand out.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. It was a year of preparation and hard work, I looked over to see my mum and dad's faces, I was so overjoyed to see them so proud, and that made me equally proud of myself. I will never forget that moment in my life.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? To me a Beauty Queen represents someone who is Beautiful in the inside as well as the outside, A woman who has presence, charm, intelligence and try's to make a difference in the world.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Pageants has helped me not only in my confidence but also has helped me build lots of contacts in modelling, build on my networking and Social Media skills, it has also given me a platform to reach the wider community.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? I am far more confident, feel empowered, and I believe in myself, I have a positive body image and self worth.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? I feel it's important to be a good and positive role model to all the young girls out there. I feel a sense of Responsibility how I present myself to others.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? I did my homework and watched Miss Congeniality and other pageants on youtube, I learnt it's important to have a good walk, smile, carry yourself gracefully, make sure you make eye contact with the judges. And remain calm and appear confident.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? I prepared myself by talking in front of a mirror for my public speaking speech and most importantly was my walking and turns, for the runway shows.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? My tip is Enjoy the moment and practice walking on the runway, good posture and smile.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? First of all, you need to read the guidelines for choosing a dress for the pageant, You need to feel comfortable and confident in the dress, and needs to suit your body shape, The dress should be age appropriate, Unique and a Dress that you would love to wear!!

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? I was fortunate enough to be on the Debating team and do lots of Public Speaking at my School. I practiced speaking in front of my family and they gave me lots of feed back,

Do not Fidget when speaking, remain calm and practice your speech and memorize it.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? I was happy with everything on the night, but one lesson I learnt is , bring a spare pair of shoes, my heel broke before announcing the titles, Luckily my dress was long and you couldn't see underneath my dress.

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? I think a lot of girls aren't being themselves and try to replicate someone else, I believe it's important to be yourself and be Unique, I've also noticed a lot of girls get so nervous, that the nerves gets the better of them and they begin to slip and make mistakes. My Tip is too relax and embrace the moment.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I have been on the Advertising Campaigns for HSBC Banks, I have been part of other Beauty Pageants and Won titles, I have also started modelling and was invited to do a photo shoot for a kids clothing magazine in Orlando USA.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen? I plan to continue to serve the community, Also to continue to do my fundraising for my charities, I have more Radio interviews coming up, and signed up to CGM Modelling Management and Edge Talent for Acting, I'm also short listed to be part of the Youth Council in Australia, as I'm interested in pursuing a career in Politics.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I would like to be an inspiration to young women, to be able to encourage girls to get out of their comfort zone and try something new and different, to be proud and believe in themselves, To serve their community and bring positive change to people's lives, I would like to be remembered as the Miss Junior Teen Diamonds Queen of 2019 is still continuing to kick milestone, breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes and celebrating diversity, and to believe in yourself.

Your Local Director:Morgan Mancini and Charlie Mancini

Pageant website:https://www.missdiamondaustralia.com/ World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Helena Ristevski Miss Junior Teen Diamonds 2019, Photo by John Tasevski from Eternal Photography and make-up artist is Lucia De Castro.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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