Santa Clara, CA, February 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The 2009 Miss Ethiopia beauty pageant was organized by the Ethiopian Village Adventure Playground and held on January 18, 2009, at the new Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. There were 20 finalists in the competition. Chuna Okok, a 22-year-old Addis Ababa University student, won the Miss Ethiopia contest, beating off the other 19 finalists. Unlike the other pageant contenders, Chuna Okok came from the Gambella region of Ethiopia and gave the competition a different and beautiful color.
This second year Business and Economics student at Addis Ababa University and the 2009 Miss Ethiopia winner, Chuna Okok, held an exclusive interview with Ezega.com reporter, Eden Habtamu, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Asked how she got into the pageant contest, Chuna replied it was a push from her best friends that led her to think about it. “They believed that I have all the inward and outward beauty. So, I gave it some time and I finally decided to participate in the competition” said Chuna.
According to Chuna Okok, her family in Gambella didn’t know about her competing in the Miss Ethiopia pageant until after she won the title. She said, she called her parents the day after to tell them that she won the Miss Ethiopia Pageant. But, by then, they had already heard about it minutes earlier from her cousin. According to Chuna, her father said “this must be God’s will and we shall accept it”. And her Mom was crying continuously. “She would have very much liked to see me on that stage. But she missed it.”, said Chuna.
Asked how she felt when she heard that she was the winner, Chuna said, “Wow! I was shocked, completely shocked, and I didn’t believe it until the next day.”
As Miss Ethiopia crown holder, Chuna indicated that she will do her best to promote Ethiopia and the harmony of the different nations and nationalities of Ethiopia, through the display of its culture, dressing, food, and way of living. She said she would also like to introduce Ethiopia’s rich natural and historical sites and heritage to the world.
Chuna was asked to explain what helped her win the Miss Ethiopia 2009 competition. She replied that her confidence took the first and major place. Next to that, she said, her different and black color played an enormous role.
On what constitutes beauty, Chuna said, “beauty for me is the cumulative outcome of internal and external beauty. One will not be complete without the other.”
For the full interview with Miss Ethiopia 2009, Chuna Okok, please visit Ezega.com, the premier site for Ethiopian News
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