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Karol Uzaga Valerín Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015


Karol Uzaga Valerín, Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by OSO/Hormiguero Fotografia

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Karol Uzaga Valerín Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015.


Full name: Karol Uzaga Valerín Title/Year: Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015 Pageant System: I was selected Mrs. Universe Costa Rica on the year of its first contest by the director, there were no participants that year. Age: 40 Zodiac sign: Libra Hobbies: Dance, exercise Platform: Empower woman to participate in beauty contests and feel secure of themselves Years competed: One Year Countries visited: United States, Belarus, Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Netherlands, Mexico. Likes: Eat, exercise, travel, share with family and friends and play with my dogs. Dislikes: Inequality, abuse of power, lies. Status: Married

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. (Personal, non pageant)

I’m a woman that’s in love with her family, that loves God above all things, sensible and thankful for everything I have lived. I’m a very funny woman, with strong character. I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?

For me, female empowerment is about women who takes their place, gives themselves to respect and recognizes their worth. Is also about women helping to empower other women, so that they too know they should never feel less than they are.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.

Each one has been an enriching experience in my life and I have learned positive things from each one of them.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?

I used to be a very insecure woman, I thought that participating in a contest could help me get rid of my fears and believe more in myself as a woman. Once there, I realized that physical beauty was superficial and what’s more important is what we can’t see with our eyes.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?

It was Mrs. Universe Costa Rica first year. The director, María Teresa Rodríguez, called me and invited me to be the first queen. I had my doubts about it at first, but my husband and my daughters motivated me to do it. So as a family we decided to give me an opportunity to live this experience. I’m very thankful with María Teresa for thinking of me to be the first candidate to held the crown.

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?

Many think that is a superficial system but for us who has participated we can assure you that is not like that. The women that participates in a pageant are like any other. They study, have jobs, are mothers and have a daily life. We fight to show how much we are capable of and to demonstrate that you need more than just knowing how to walk on a runway.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?

In a competition there is everything. They can judge how you perform on a runway, the intelligence to answer a question and your empowerment. They also pay close attention to how secure you are wit yourself and the ease with which things are done.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.

It was one of the most amazing experiences. It helped me grow as a woman and teach me how far we can go if we set our mind to it.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.

The Mrs. Universe Costa Rica contest itself is to empower women. many women don't know how capable they are or how far they can go. In Costa Rica there is a lot of violence and discrimination against women, I want to help women see that they can raise their voices and fight for their courage, that they do not need a man to have a full life, which is something that I talk a lot about on my social networks too.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?

National and international television, newspaper, magazines and social media.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?

In pageants would be Miss Fitness 2006, Reina Internacional de los Mares 2009, Miss Bikini 2009, Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015 and top 3 Mrs. Universe 2015 in Belarus.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?

I think my personality. I am a simple and transparent woman who gives 100% being myself.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.

As I said before, I was called to be Mrs. Universe Costa Rica from the director so yes, I felt surprised and happy but there wasn’t really a competition so there was no big pressure. In Belarus, on the other hand, was very different. When my name was called from the Top 3 I felt excitement, joy, surprise and much satisfaction. There were many mixed feelings, most of them for leaving my country in a good place.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?

Being a Beauty Queen is more than having a pretty face and a nice body. It contains many things, such as the ability to endure criticism and be tolerant and empathetic to negative comments from people. break the prejudices that bind being a Beauty Queen.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?

It helped me to be a more self-confident woman and to break beauty stereotypes. In addition, it opened up career paths for me such as modeling by gaining the media attention.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?

They were very positive for my life as they added more credibility to myself and made me grow emotionally. As for the physical, I have always been a very active woman, since my first daughter, who was born 18 years ago, I go to the gym.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?

It is nice to know that somehow one brings positive things to the women who see us and who write to us because they feel motivated. somehow we help them fulfill their goals and dreams

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?

Be myself and to let my face be a reflection that I am enjoying it.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?

I gave 100% both emotionally and physically in each of my preparations on the runway, makeup and physical training. I also read and researched a lot about the country where the pageant was to take place.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?

Always maintain good posture and never look down, always with your head up. work hard knowing how to walk in high heels

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?

For me, the most important thing is always to wear a dress that, more than beautiful, makes us feel safe and that goes with our personality

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?

The most important thing is to prepare ourselves to be able to get out well and be ourselves, security will remove any type of nerves.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?

Maybe not having enjoyed it because of my immaturity. I started participating in contests very young, but over time I gained confidence in myself

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?

They try to pretend to be what they are not, that is the biggest mistake. Many are aware of what the other contestants do and are filled with negativity.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

Acting no, modeling yes. I have done many fashion catwalks, magazines, television, the press and at events.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?

Motivate women, mothers and wives to fulfill their dreams and continue to show that you can do all of the above and be a beauty queen at the same time.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

I want to be remembered as a woman of inspiration and motivation who fought for her dreams and never gave up.


World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.

Karol Uzaga Valerín, Mrs. Universe Costa Rica 2015, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by OSO/Hormiguero Fotografia

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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