Zamira Craig Mrs. Europe Global 2019-2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Zamira Craig Mrs. Europe Global 2019-2020.
Full name: Zamira Craig
Title/Year: Mrs. Europe Global 2019-2020 Mrs Fitness 2018-2019 Pageant System: Virgelia Productions Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Hobbies: International traveling to different countries to experience new cultures, volunteer work, cooking, sport activities (marathon, exercising, healthcare), dancing, horse riding.
Countries visited: UK, Spain, France, Netherlands, Portugal, UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain, Russia, US- different states and cities, Germany, Canada, Niagara Falls, Austria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Oman, Qatar.
Likes: Nature, different cuisine, spending time with family and friends, special occasions, family traditions, visiting new places, history, diversity, fundraising for charities, charity work, new challenges, mentors and teachers I can learn from.
Dislikes: anything scary, people with no manners, complainers, jealousy, liar’s, people who talk behind, disasters.
Status: happily married
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. (Personal, non pageant). I was born in Kyrgyzstan along the famous Silk Road of central Asia but lived in London, England . I am proud to be British as well as Kyrgyz. Love of my life is Douglas from Houston, Texas where I now live with my husband. I have one son, his name is Aziz, my daughter-in-law is named Asel. I have one sister, named Ainura and two brothers, Bakyt and Emil.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? To me women Empowerment means becoming stronger and more confident.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I attended casting call May 2018 and entered the pageant. During that day, all our mentors spoke of the importance of attending every rehearsal for training and preparing for the pageant. It was a challenge for me because I did not live locally, (in Los Angeles, California) and had to travel from Olean, New York every week, the travel time was usually 9 to 10 hours. I made the commitment and attended every scheduled session. This was very important to me and I believe it to be the key to my victory.By October I was so confident and prepared from all the coaching and training provided by our mentors at Virgelia productions and I was ready to take the stage. Unfortunately, life has its ups and downs and two weeks before our pageant, my mother passed away. I was badly depressed for my loss and unsure whether I could now participate in the pageant that I worked so hard for. I put everything behind me and flew to Kyrgyzstan to manage my mothers affairs. It took all the strength I had to overcome my grief and return to Los Angeles for the pageant. And I won the Crown and title Mrs Europe Global 2018-2019 and Mrs Fitness nomination. This year I am honored that Virgelia Productions has extended my reign for 2020. So I am a Queen Mrs Europe Global 2019-2020 now.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? Dreams make things happen, nothing is impossible as long as you believe. I love new challenges and when I saw the call for a beauty cultural pageant by Virgelia Productions I knew I had to go for it. To challenge myself in something new, to see what I can accomplish and what I should strive for.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I am British and Kyrgyz and lived half of my life in London, so I chose to compete in the category of Europe which gave me an opportunity to represent the country where I was born, Kyrgyzstan.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Virgelia Productions specializes on beauty cultural pageantry Miss & Mrs. Asia USA, Miss & Mrs. Latina Global, Miss & Mrs. Europe Global, Miss & Mrs. India USA, Miss Teen USA presented each year to unite communities through a celebration of culture, beauty and talent.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Beauty, stage presence, good diction, poise, intelligence, self-confidence, style and the beauty one brings to the gown of her choice, showing creativity and personality.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
I had a beautiful experience that helped me step out of my comfort zone and grow into a more confident individual. It was one of most enjoyable and memorable experiences in my life. Being on stage showing my best, giving everything I have on the stage to represent myself and my heritage was a wonderful experience and memory.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
Helping veterans, helping orphaned children, helping elderly people.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
After winning the prestigious crown of Mrs. Europe Global I began supporting women and encouraging them to take a stance for their beliefs, pursuing and fulfilling their goals, and striving to reach their potential in life. Traveling and inspiring women to follow their dreams and join beauty cultural contest to represent their ethnicity and background, coaching and mentoring women. I would say that is my dream job or interest and I try to spend as much time as I can in these types of activities. I have been invited to judge a Miss and Mr. Kyrgyzstan competition in 2018.
And, I was honored to be on a panel of judges this year in November for Virgelia Productions events; Miss & Mrs. Asia USA, Miss & Mrs. Latina Global, Miss & Mrs. Europe Global, Miss & Mrs. India USA, Miss Teen USA.
I was proud to attend a few embassy events and represent my status as Mrs. Europe Global Queen.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
I am proud to have been a professional in the hospitality industry for many years as a certified guest services representative. I also have credentials as a teacher, lawyer and event planner. I am a sociable and loving person with excellent organizational, creative skills and management experience.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I am proud of everyone who competed in this pageant, they are all beautiful people and I developed a close friendship with many of them, especially with all of my gorgeous Queen sisters. Patience, dedication, practice and focus on your image will help lead one to victory. As they say, practice makes perfect, diligence is mother of success that is all about me, I would say. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. I felt pride for myself. My thoughts were on my mother and I just said thank you mom in heaven. And thanks to God for directing my way through this journey.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
To me having a title of Mrs. Europe Global is a huge responsibility. It means that I am a role model and I am given an opportunity to make an impact. I want to inspire women worldwide to celebrate and represent their own culture and background. I want to inspire women to reach their goals, to become strong and confident. I want to be involved in charity work and help people.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Competing in pageants has helped me to discover myself and given me a direction in my life. I have become more confident and comfortable with myself. It has also given me opportunities to meet many interesting people with important charitable interests and activities.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image? I am a much more confident women because of this experience performing in front of thousands people. Pageantry taught me how to be poised, to walk, be graceful and elegant on and off the stage, displaying confidence leaving a good impression. I exercise a lot to keep a healthy appearance.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? It makes me feel good, motivates me to do great things, be approachable and inspire others to accomplish their goals and follow their ambitions to be among the winners. World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Presenting myself with confidence, elegance and grace to leave a good impression with a smile. I also think making eye contact with each judge is very important as a connection, even for a moment. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
I attended every rehearsal. I didn’t want to miss any opportunity to receive the advice, lessons, guidance our mentors Javier, Luna, Tommy, Chula, and Amelia could provide. They all gave excellent training to help us all prepare for the stage.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
My advice is to work with a professional. I learned a lot about proper poise and walk for a pageant from Javier Ortega. He was the best modeling coach I ever had and he taught me proper technique for pageant walk.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Look for a gown that is unique and exhibits your traits and personality. I looked at prior competition tapes to see the types of gowns and costumes that were selected. I worked with my designer Baira Tolgonai and brought ideas for her to use to develop dresses that would have me stand out and represent who I was.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Be smart, train your voice and diction, practice at home in front of a mirror. Be yourself is probably the most important tip.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I had a long and heavy gown which was difficult to handle, especially in a stage situation with high heal shoes. It took much focus and energy to make sure I maintained my balance and didn’t fall. I would choose something more manageable in my next competition.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Most of the mistakes, which are not obvious to everyone is they forget to smile, struggle with a nice pageant walk and pose when their moment calls
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have had modeling experience but no acting experience.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen? With the crown and title come responsibilities, we do have many events for the year and we are currently creating a calendar for these activities.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I always wanted to leave my name in history and leave the mark in this world by helping people in every way with a good word and action, to be open to acts of kindness, work within my community as a volunteer for charities. I want to live a long, happy and healthy life with my lovely husband and all my family.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Zamira Craig Mrs. Europe Global 2019-2020, 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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