Beauty Talks :: Miss Universe Romania 2012 Delia Duca
Miss Universe Romania 2012 Delia Duca was listed by Missosology panel as one of the contestants with great bodies at Miss Universe 2012. Delia showed a surprising performance that could make her a shoo-in for the semis. Here she talks with Missosology on wide range of issues.
1. Who do you think is the sexiest man alive?
In my country, it is said that the man should be a bit more handsome than the Devil… Consequently, we, Romanian women, do not prize the looks of men, but rather their manners, education, elegance, refinement, humor, generosity, and I could go on and on… If you ever meet the man described above, I would surely like us to be introduced!
2. If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
I always act in a civilized manner, not because of the rules, but because there is a conduct code that needs to be obeyed. This is the result of the education I got from my parents and I couldn’t act differently no matter how many laws got annulled. I believe in well-doing and in the power of kind words. I am a sensitive person shedding a tear or two whenever I watch a dramatic movie scene… I’m not knowingly doing any harm…
3. What is the most difficult thing you did to prepare for the Miss Universe pageant? Why did you do that?
It was nothing difficult, really. I have taken part in many international beauty pageants – although I must admit that they were not as important as Miss Universe is – and these enriched my on-stage experience. Consequently, the preparations for Miss Universe meant costume try-ons, visits to hairstylists (they’ve changed the color of my hair) and many photo sessions. The preparations were wonderful and I’d go through them over and over again.
It is difficult to talk about disappointments when you’re 26… There were many minor events in my life that made me suffer, but they cannot be labeled ‘disappointments’. I will say only this: I hope that my life doesn’t hold any big disappointments for me and if I’m meant to face them, I trust to make it to the safe side. All we truly need is our health!
5. If you were given 1 million dollars how would you spend it in just one day?
I do not believe in easy money, I believe in hard-earned money. If I had a large amount of money, I would establish a home for the elderly, which would give them the special living conditions rightfully deserved by every human having contributed to the development of the society through work. Believe me, this is not only a speech of a beauty queen, it is the sincere wish of a human having seen many unhappy old people, abandoned by their families.
6. What does loving a boyfriend mean to you?
It means giving me all of his trust, appreciating my creativity and the ambition to be an independent woman. It means a warm and sensitive heart and that state of security that every woman needs in order for her to be able to move mountains…
There are some, but we wouldn’t call them ‘secrets’ anymore if I unveiled them, would we? I have a purely Romanian trick, which helps me keep my hair shiny and silky. Once a week, I prepare a walnut leaf infusion and use it to clean my hair.
8. Tell us about the most beautiful place in your country?
I was raised in one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Romania, a true cradle of culture and civilization. My city is the birth place of great Romanians, it holds important historical attractions regularly visited by Romanian and foreign travelers, and it was the host city of a very famous music festival – ‘The Golden Stag’ –, début spot for Julio Iglesias and Christina Aguilera and concert stage for Joe Cocker, Pink, Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Steve Vai, Connie Francis, Josephine Baker, Kylie Minogue, Ray Charles, James Brown, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Sheryl Crow, Cindy Lauper, and many others. My childhood was a great mix of games, concerts, school, mountain treks, chess, and quality time spent with my family, which provided me with everything I needed for a smooth spiritual and professional development.
9. Tell us about your mantra or secret to success.
The secret to my success rests on continuous work and on a high amount of ambition. I have always set goals that I needed to reach and I didn’t stop at these, choosing to face new challenges each and every time. I am tireless in my work. I have always done what I enjoyed and this is probably why I got such amazing results.
The last time I cried was when I got crowned as Miss Universe Romania… It was such a natural thing to do, although the audience doesn’t always understand why a beauty queen sheds tears. Well, after all that stress during the pageant, you are one of the top 5 contestants and the winner is about to be announced. Your name has not yet been called and when you finally hear it, you realize you’ve won and all those emotions crawl into your mind and heart and you can’t control yourself anymore…
11. What do you like to do for fun with your friends?
There are so many things to do in Brasov… We trek in the forested mountains, we go to concerts, we meet in the center of the city hosting the most beautiful cafés in Europe, in my opinion, and I sometimes challenge my friends for a game of chess…
12. Miss Universe Organization now allows transgenders to compete in their pageant system, what’s your take on this?
When I decided to be part of this competition, I fully agreed to its rules and regulations. I am sure that Miss Universe Organization has had good reasons for making this decision and I am not entitled to comment on it in any way.
I wouldn’t say anything to that person, just let him or her follow my evolution over time and realize how wrong their opinion actually was.
14. What qualities do you feel you have that would make you a great Miss Universe?
My great wish to get involved in social projects, the way in which I always succeed to make the ones around me join me in the actions I wish to perform, my constant work – as mentioned before –, and there is also that certain something that only Romanian women hold and I think that it is high time the secret got out of the bag.
15. Please send your special message to all your Missosology fans.
Thank you all for your support and see you in Las Vegas! If you can’t meet me there, I am waiting for you in Romania to show you some snippets of the world-famous Romanian hospitality!
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