Interview with Miss Universe 2006 – India Neha Kapur

Miss Universe 2006 – India Neha Kapur 

 Miss India > Natasha Suri

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
I am a keen painter and my special interest lies in painting subjects to do with women and Hindu mythology. I also enjoy traveling to new places because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and understand new and diverse cultures.

Name one person other than your parents who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
No one is really my idol in the sense that no one has influenced my life to such an extent that I ape them. People leave behind examples and that’s what we usually end up following. That’s what I believe in, rather than having one individualistic personality influence my life.

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
My career ambition has always been to make sure that whatever I do in life is true to myself and the people I love. My goal will be that in whatever I do I will give 100%. At the end of the day, I will have nothing to prove to anyone else except myself.

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was born and brought up in New Delhi. I am one of three children and have two older brothers who both dote on me and have pampered me since I was little. My parents have always been very encouraging in all my personal and professional decisions. I had a secure, comfortable and happy childhood, and the values taught to me continue to stay with me till date.

What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?
In my opinion, each contestant is different and unique in her own way because each one of us comes from a very different upbringing and environment. Apart from taking pride in being a modern Indian woman with intrinsic traditional Indian values, my strength lies in being able to understand and accept people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I am a very honest person; what you see is what you get.

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INTERVIEW WITH MISS UNIVERSE 2006 – AUSTRALIA ERIN MCNAUGHT

MISS UNIVERSE 2006 – AUSTRALIA ERIN MCNAUGHT

 Miss Australia > Sabrina Houssami  

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
Going to the beach, mountain biking, trail running, reading, crossword puzzles, playing pool, and snowboarding. Puttering around the house, though, is my favorite thing to do.

Name one person other than your parents who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
Other than family, I am most influenced by David Attenborough, the wildlife documentary reporter, because of his unwavering dedication and devotion to nature, my greatest passion. I especially admire that his participation in the field has continued well-past what others may consider a normal retirement age as he is in his late 70’s.

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I aim towards a career in television, either as a presenter on an environmental show or as a wildlife documentary reporter. I am currently using my increasing knowledge of the modeling and acting industries to gain exposure and in the future plan on undertaking studies in journalism and media or wildlife biology.

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in Brisbane and had an extremely active “back-to-nature” childhood. My parents, my two older brothers and I regularly went on long bushwalks/treks all over Australia, an activity that I loved. We also lived in Seattle for two years when I was in my early teens; we went from sunny Brisbane to rainy Seattle. Luckily, I have a very adaptable personality!

What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?
I have an extremely quirky sense of humour that sees me entertaining myself and other people non-stop! (But, for the record, mostly myself…) A remnant of growing up with two older brothers is that I am a bit of a tomboy and am not afraid to get my hands dirty. (I love playing touch football and fishing.)