Text by R. Galvez [@the4ofustraveling] / Graphics by Krizza Enriquez [@kxxenriquez]

Michela Ciornea embodies the qualities of a modern beauty queen. Juggling her medical studies and beauty pageant aspirations is certainly no easy feat. However, she managed to participate at Miss Intercontinental 2019 pageant where she became one of the Top 20 semifinalists. In 2020, she began her medical residency. By 2021, not only she became a doctor of dermatology, she also became one of the Top 12 semifinalists of Miss Supranational pageant.

Michela Ciornea clearly demonstrated that beauty pageants empower women. She is more than just a pretty face. She’s intelligent, strong and independent. Romania should be proud to be represented by such an exceptional beauty queen.