"A Moment with.....Miss Macedonia NJ"
Hello dear Macedonia Daily visitors! We would like to introduce you to Elena.
Elena, a proud Macedonian from New Jersey is the winner of the Miss Macedonia NJ contest of 2006. This amazing lady has everything what it takes to become a good model. Beating the other contestants is proving that!
Below we have an exclusive interview with Elena and some pics!
I'm 17 right now and I was born on February 4th, 1989 so I'll be 18 in a couple of weeks.
So Elena, you became Miss Macedonia right? Tell us more about it, did you sign up for it? Or did someone sign you up?
Well I became Miss Macedonia for NJ. The contest/beauty pagent was held at Sv Kiril & Metodij in Cedar Grove NJ. I actaully went there just to watch and support one of our events but they needed and wanted more girls to sign up so everyone around me encouraged me to sign up. Not only did I sign up but I also won. I wasn't planning on signing up so going home with the crown was a big shock for me and my family.
I can believe that was a very cool moment! How do you experience, being Miss Macedonia? Was this also the first time you did this?
It's definitely a different experience for me. I've never done anything like this before and I was very nervous going up on stage. I'm a very shy person so I was even surprised that I went up on stage.
Will you compete again next year?
No, next year I will pass on the crown to the new Miss Macedonia. It's a tradition that the church does every year.
Are you considering to do some modelling? Maybe you will be the next Katarina Ivanovska!
Hmm... I've never really considered modeling or thought about it, but who knows maybe in the future I'll change my mind so I don't think I'll be the next Katarina Ivanovska any time soon or at all.
Where are you from in Macedonia?
I was born and raised in Mislesevo, Struga. I moved to New Jersey in 1999 when I was 10 years old.
Do you go back to Macedonia often?
I haven't been in Macedonia for a long time now, but I plan on going back to visit as soon as I get a chance.
Are you always so active for the Macedonian community?
Well I try to support the Macedonian events as much as I can.
What about school? what do you study?
Right now I'm a senior in high school. I'll be graduating in June 2007. As of next year I'll be a full time student at Fairleigh Dickinson University and I'll be majoring in biology/biotechnology.
Finally, what do you think of the Macedonia Daily website?
I think Macedonia Daily is very organized and informative not only about Macedonia but also about the world.
MD:Thanks Elena for having a moment with Macedonia Daily! We wish you the best luck with your school and your future, and who knows, maybe we will see you some day on Fashion TV!