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Zenia Mayra Medina Miss Jr Cuba US 2022

Updated: Aug 26


Zenia Mayra Medina Miss Jr Cuba US 2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Tapanes Photography
Zenia Mayra Medina Miss Jr Cuba US 2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Tapanes Photography

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Zenia Mayra Medina Miss Jr Cuba US 2022.


Full name: Zenia Mayra Medina Title/Year: Miss Jr Cuba US 2022 Pageant System: Nuestra Belleza Nacional Cuba Age:10 Zodiac sign: Cancer Hobbies: Dancing Modeling Fishing Acrobatics Platform: Support Children with Cancer Years competed: 2021 and 2022 Countries visited: Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bahamas Likes: Socialize, entertain, play with my friends, neighbors and sister, water tubing, riding bike, flying kites Dislikes: bullying, discrimination World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I'm going into 6th grade and moving to a new school, Young Women's Preparatory Academy. I had previously attended Somerset Gables Academy West since I was 3 years old. I was born in Miami, Florida and most of my family is originally from Cuba. My favorite subject is Math. I have participated in various sports starting at the age of two including soccer, dance, swimming, and gymnastics. At five years old, I still played soccer, but I put more time and effort into dance. Even out of the studio, I wouldn't stop dancing especially on our boat every time we went out. I have been a competitive dancer for four years now. I really like to hang out with my family and friends on the weekends. I love eating out and I am not a picky eater. Recently, I have been learning how to cook from my dad. I enjoy playing with water balloons and when we go to Cuba, we bring them to play with my cousins and the neighborhood kids as well. Some facts about me are that I am confident, hyper, and I love to talk to people of all ages. I love art and spending time with foundations that help kids that are ill or have any misfortunes. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment mean to you? Woman Empowerment means everything to me. It is knowing that I can work hard to make my dreams come true. It means equality. It means possibilities are endless. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. The first beauty pageant I participated in was at Little Miss Cuban American during the Summer of 2021. Although I did not take home the crown, I truly enjoyed the experience and was determined to prepare myself by taking additional modeling etiquette classes and eating more nutritious foods.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? Two very good friends of mine, named Jesse and Krystal had won pageants and I was intrigued to know what they did as queens. I also loved their big crowns. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I wanted to represent my Cuban roots and culture and exemplify that minorities even at a young age can make a difference. World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? It is about representing the Cuban culture and volunteering in a variety of communities to make the world a better place. World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? Gracefulness, ability to communicate and kindness. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. It was impressive to meet so many women and girls that have contributed to so many communities and eager to do so much more. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. I am eager to volunteer for any and all children and adults who are sick or poor that need help or a simple smile. I began a toy drive when I was in third grade and ever since I have been involved with Mystic Force Foundation. The Mystic Force Foundation helps kids with cancer have a place to play and opportunities for various experiences including boat tours, sports games and much more. World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? I have had the opportunity to participate in a beach cleanup in Virginia Key, ride in the Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade, and volunteer at a wonderful Back to School event at Perez Art Museum of Miami sponsored by the Little Lighthouse Foundation. World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? I am an Honor Roll student with Various Dance Honors and top overall winnings, including the Precious Gem Award. For three years consistently donating toys, supplies and fun private boat charters to the Mystic Force Foundation which offers a safe haven to children with cancer. Defeating my fear of roller coasters, now I am a fan. World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on-stage strategy to win the judges over? I have fun and express myself verbally and physically. World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? My energy and determination. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. I was surprised and had happy tears. I was shaky all over. World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? To be a beauty queen is to be the representation of beauty inside and out. World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life? It has helped me communicate better in both English and Spanish. It has also taught me to take better care of my skin, hair, and body. World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image? It has positively impacted my self-esteem by feeling like a star on stage. I have become more aware of how my body is changing and accepting it. World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? It feels fantastic and motivates me to do many more community events hoping others will get more involved. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Don’t walk heavy on your heels and have fun with it. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress? Make sure you can walk in it. Don’t get a plain dress but do customize it. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning the interview? Don’t be shy; remember to smile, have fun, and be yourself. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? I prepared myself by taking modeling classes, practicing my smile, and speaking more in Spanish. World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? In my first pageant, one mistake I made was not taking my time during the walk. World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? Some mistakes are that they trip or forget an accessory. World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? Completed programs at John Casablancas International Center & MTM Agency Miami. I have modeled at various fashion shows including those of designers Henry Mezza and Luis Rentas, through Project My Image. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2022/2023 as a Queen? I want to enjoy my time as Miss Jr. Cuba US with NBNC members while partaking in various community events.

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

I want girls to know that each and every one of us is special and that we can accomplish our goals.

Photo credits: Tapanes Photography

National Director: Nuestra Belleza Nacional Cuba

Pageant website: misscubaus.com World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview! Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine.

Zenia Mayra Medina Miss Jr Cuba US 2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Tapanes Photography 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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