It’s Saturday lunchtime and I’m sitting here chatting to two of the world’s most beautiful women, Julia Gama aka Miss Brazil 2014 and Carina Tyrrell aka Miss England 2014, just 2 out of 120 beautiful ladies hoping to win the title of Miss World 2014 on December 14th 2014, being held back in London (the last time the competition was in London was the very first Miss World 63 years ago).
The girls have just had their interview process in the “Beauty With A Purpose” part of the competition. Since this ethos was introduced into the Miss World competition, the contestants have raised millions of pounds and have endured countless hours of hard work to make a difference and bring about positive changes to communities in need worldwide. Both girls agreed enthusiastically that the “Beauty With A Purpose” part of the competition was their overall favourite part, with Carina commenting how heartwarming it was listening to the interviews of her fellow contestants describing the various projects they’re involved in worldwide and how fantastic it was that these young ladies are so committed to the various causes. So, girls, what are your “Beauty With A Purpose “projects?
Miss Brazil: My project is the Fight Against Leprosy.
Miss England: My project is to help the homeless in Cambridge – it was the charitable side of the Miss World competition that attracted me to enter in the first place.
Miss Brazil: Yes, that reason attracted me too.
What is your current occupation?
Miss B: I’m a student of chemical engineering in my 3rd year at university and a model too.
Miss E: I’m a student doctor in Cambridge.
How have you got on walking in heels on stage? Has it taken lots of practice?
Miss B : Do you know, before the competition I had never worn make up or heels! Honestly! But I have been really good, I think! And I’ve enjoyed the experience!
Miss E: It does take practice and I’ve had lots although I think heels shouldn’t be too high.
Have you had any embarrassing moments so far?
Miss B: One time, in the hair and make-up room, there was a plate of cakes with bright pink icing for us to eat. I had one, so delicious, but I realised just before being interviewed that the pink dye was around my mouth and teeth. I had to scrub my face really hard to get rid of it!
Miss E: No, nothing embarrassing … although at a charity party for the homeless project, I did lose one of my contact lens and almost stumbled as I made an entrance!
What outfits/shoes would you normally be found wearing when not in competition mode?
Miss B: Comfy, sportswear type of clothes. I am very casual. As I said earlier, entering this competition was the first time I wore heels and make up. I have enjoyed the heels and make up experience though.
Miss E: I like wearing smart trousers and skirts and elegant jackets – more chic wear rather than casual.
Any favourite shopping haunts?
Miss B: Garancedore.fr
Miss E: Debenhams – love the vast range of clothes, especially the pencil skirts and bolero jackets. I’m so pleased that Debenhams is sponsoring my Miss World wardrobe. I rather like Guess too…
Boots Or Shoes?
Miss B: Shoes? As in..heels? Erm.. that is difficult.. I’d say both.. as long as they’re comfortable!
Miss E: Shoes. Most definitely.
Thank you ladies for spending some of your lunch break chatting to me. I wish you both the best of luck in the competition. To follow the lovely Julia and Carina and their fellow contestants in their bid to become Miss World 2014, download the Miss World 2014 app featuring Miss World TV with its live and scheduled broadcasts from key events including the Miss World final.
All photos have been published with kind permission of Miss World organisation.