As a part of our ongoing Interview series, beauty talks today we present to you the lovely and vivacious, Miss Haiti Anedie Azael. Here's her interview with Missosology
NAME: Anedie Azael
BIRTHDAY: September 15
CHARITY WORK: Founder of Peace Love International
1. Describe your family and your childhood.
I can honestly say that I had the opportunity to have a fantastic childhood. My parents made sure that I had a good education from Kindergarten until I graduated University last year. My childhood was filled with love and I felt free. I used to be a tom-boy growing up. Playing with the boys at school, running barefoot on rocks in the mountains while having bulls run after me. It wasn't until high school when I developed my feminine side. My grandmother is my best-friend.
2. Name one person you admire the most and why?
I really admire a lot of people such as Mahatma Gandhi that led India to its independence using a non-violence movement.
But I have to say that I really admire a woman called Rosa Parks who resisted racial segregation in 1955 in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She is the Mother of the freedom and civil rights movement.
Photo Credit: www.rosaparksfacts.com
3. What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
My biggest accomplishment thus far is creating my non-profit organisation, Peace Love International, where now I can help many people. I currently support 117 orphans. I give them an education, feed them, clothe them, and empower them. I also do workshops for women to make them independent leaders in their communities.
(Editor's Note: For more information, please visit www.PeaceLoveInternational.org )
1. Tell us one thing about your country that most people are not familiar with.
We, Haiti, are descendants of European (Mostly French), West African and Taino people. We are a mixed race full of History. We are the first country to gain its independence in the Caribbean and Latin America and helped many other countries to gain their independence.
We are a country that welcomes everyone. Our land is composed of 80% mountains and surrounded by water and nature, where we have the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life.
2. If people visit Haiti, where do you recommend them to spend most of their time?
I would definitely recommend the northern side, Cap-Haitien. We have many beautiful beaches and many landmarks such as "La Citadelle" also called Citadelle LaFerriere or Citadelle Henry Christophe, it is the LARGEST Fortress in the Americas.
There is also "Sans-Souci Palace" near by La Citadelle which was the Home of King Henri Christophe I, Queen Marie Louise and daughters.
I would also recommend the south-east side, Jacmel, where I am from on my mothers side. There is a beautiful basin there called "Bassin Bleu". It is very beautiful and everyone that I brought there have been left speechless.
(If anyone would like to come to Haiti, Anedie can guide and help you with your stay, Please send her a message:
3. What is the most delicious Haitian food?
Oh wow, that is a hard question. I love everything but I have to say that my favorite is to go to the beach and eating fresh seafood. You will find fresh and big lobsters, fish, shrimp, conch, clams and much more. Just by talking about it I am getting hungry. I guarantee that it is the best seafood ever, take my word on this one.
(in photo) Mouth watering Haitian lobster!
1. What brought you to compete in the Miss International 2012 pageant?
Well, it is the FIRST time ever that we, Haiti, are participating in Miss International. When the opportunity came, immediately I said yes. I think that participating in such event of this caliber will help me to spread positive thoughts and images about my home, Haiti. For so long we have been seen in not a positive way because of the media, and I want to let the world know that we are a beautiful country and people. Everyone that ever had the guts and opportunity to come to Haiti always falls in love with us and always comes back. We are a magical Island, Just EXPERIENCE IT.
(in photo) Anedie proudly parading her national costume in Okinawa.
2. What do you wish to accomplish in the pageant?
I want to win! Haha. Seriously I do. It would be the first time that the world would have a reigning beauty queen from Haiti, and that will make history. Mostly, I want to change our image through beauty. I want to create relationships with the other misses representing their country because I think that where politics and the diplomats might fail, beauty and the arts will succeed in bringing peace to the world.
Anedie, proudly representing her country in Okinawa (From her Facebook Page)
3. If you win the title, what do you want to achieve that past winners have not accomplished yet?
I think that past winners have never let their fans or supporters know what they are doing during their reign. If I become Miss International 2012, I will always update via all social networks (Facebook, twitter, youtube etc...) everything that I am doing. Also, since I am very implied in the social world, I will use my title to expand my non-profit Peace Love International and help more people, not only in my country Haiti but throughout the world. I will be a role model for the young and even the old. I will be a voice for the women. I will empower the women through knowledge and self-esteem workshops. I will also partner with different Misses and maybe they will also become ambassadors for Peace Love International and open a branch in their countries to make the work more efficient. By the way, I already have a candidate. Miss Venezuela Blanca Aljibes, that wants to partner with me in doing this project in Venezuela. Very positive and looking forward to spreading peace and love through beauty. (in photo) Anedie Azael in an orphanage
FINAL MESSAGE TO MISSOSOLOGY READERS
(In English or your native language)
My final message is: If I become Miss International 2012 or not, please do not forget about Haiti. We need your support now then ever. We are growing very fast and I am personally inviting you to my home and I will show you the best of us and it will be the best experience of your life, guaranteed. Just email me so we can plan, together:
I am also asking you to support my 117 orphans. Message me as well to know how. I also, would love the opportunity to visit different countries so message me for that as well :)
I thank you for your support and I love you all.
A message to my people in Creole:
Mesi pou tout supo nou Ayiti. N'ap komanse chanje imaj nou a trave la Bote (beaute). m'ap mande nou tout pou nou kontinye supote Ayiti (Haiti) nan pageant sa. Kontinye mete mesaj pozitif tout kote, sou Facebook, twitter, de peyi nou, Haiti cheri.
Se pou nou tout mete men nan men pou nou chanje peyi nou. Fok nou uni tet nou. Fok nou renmen tet nou ak peyi nou. N'ap gen la viktwa kan menm.
Ayiti N'ap Mache.