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CW: What is your name?
My name is Daniela Albrecht
CW: Where are you from?
I was born in Cuba in the province of Matanzas, in a small village named Colon. I also have a German background.
CW: How old are you?
CW: What are the three words that describe you?
Caring, outgoing, social.
CW: Where did you study modeling?
I was training with John Casablanca’s and also received exclusive training from Alicia Faccio Modeling School.
CW: When did you get started in beauty pageants, and who or what motivated you to do it?
I started in pageants at age 11. I saw pageants on TV and I fell in love with them. When I did my first pageant, I just wanted to do more. I love seeing the beautiful and intelligent women in pageants and that inspires me.
CW: What title did you win recently, and what does it mean to you?
I won Miss South Florida Teen USA; I worked very hard to prepare for this competition mentally and physically. I had a good diet and worked out a lot. I also prepared mentally by focusing and thinking positive. I also practiced a lot of walking and talking in the way I was going to do it for the judges. Winning this title means the world to me.
CW: How many other girls were you competing against to win your title?
In my category I competed against four girls. They were all 15 to 17 years old and I was the youngest.
CW: What do you think made you stand out from the rest of the girls on the pageant?
My humble personality – I guess the judges saw it.
CW: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Ten years from now, I see myself with a degree in Psychology. I would also like to open my own modeling and pageant academy; I want to prepare young girls to compete in pageants. And of course, pursue my # 1 dream of being Miss Universe.
CW: When you have a difficult moment in your life, who or what inspires you to keep going?
My Mom inspires me, but mostly my passion and those who love me. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.
CW: How do you balance school with your busy modeling career and beauty pageants?
They both have the same level of importance to me; I dedicate my time to both equally.
CW: What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty is being a role model to others, and being humble. By being beautiful inside, people see how beautiful you are on the outside.
CW: What is your favorite subject in school?
I love American History because I learn from the past. It’s interesting to see how America was formed.
CW: What skills would you like to learn?
I’d like to learn to speak German since I have a German background. If I go to Germany it would come in handy to know their language.
CW: What are the contributions of a beauty queen to the community?
It doesn’t just take beauty to be a beauty queen, it takes dedication. You must give back to your community and help others too. It is very important to do charity work and right now I am collecting toys for needy children for Christmas.
CW: Is there a difference between walking the runway for a fashion show than for a pageant?
On a fashion show I am a human hanger. All you do is walk with poise, trying to sell the designers clothes. In a pageant it’s all about you, your walk reflects your personality.
CW: What fashion magazines do you like to read?
Ocean Drive because most of the models are the most important models in the world.
CW: Give us a sense of your fashion style – What do you like to wear on a regular day?
I like to be comfy so I usually wear my grandpa’s big t-shirts.
CW: Who is your favorite fashion designer?
Prada. Their clothes are unique.
CW: How do you prepare before going to a photo-shoot? Is there something specific you do to do your best?
I always sleep 10 hours and I drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.
CW: Is there a specific technique you learned that you think about when you are posing in front of the camera?
Always exhale! Relaxing your lips gives a sexy touch.
CW: What advice do you give to other young girls that want to model?
My advice will be to try it and do your best. But one important tip-stay humble.
CW: What is the best way to contact you for modeling jobs?
For bookings please contact Francheska Stone from Ethereal Management at 305-903-8381
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About Miss Florida USA, Miss Teen USA and pageant director Fatima Coello:
Fatima Coello is the Executive Director and owner of Beauty Touches Group Productions. Experienced in all aspects of pageantry from competing, judging, coaching and directing, she believes that all pageants should be a positive experience in every woman’s life and is a great character building exercise. Contestants are judged in three categories: Personality interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. The winners of each pageant will receive an exciting prize package including their entry to represent the Southernmost region in the Miss Florida USA® and Teen USA® Pageants, as well as prizes designed to help them prepare for the state competition. Please visit SouthFloridaUSAPageants.com for more information.
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