Leena Asarfi won the Miss Supranational Netherlands 2014 pageant and will go to India and represent the Netherlands at the international Miss Supranational 2014 pageant. Leena is no newcomer to the world of beauty pageants, participated in several national pageants and even went to Thailand to represent not only the Netherlands but also Belgium and Luxemburg as Miss Benelux.
we asked Leena 10 questions….
Who is Leena Asarfi?
My name is Leena Asarfi, 24 years young, born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have my Bachelor in Human Resources and i work as an HR Assistent. I do modeling work and I’m a makeup artist as well. If i have to describe myself I would say im a very ambitious and busy woman! I love to spend time with my family and friends. Other things I like to do are traveling, shopping and dancing. I think its important to enjoy life!
You participated in 12 Months of Beauty and we know that the Miss Supranational title was the one you preferred. Why was this your favorite title and would you be disappointed if you won one of the other titles?
Yes, thats true. I preferred this title because it attracted me the most. I really want to go to India to represent the Netherlands as an Indian descendant. It is an honor for me to do that because I grew up with both cultures. No, I wouldn’t be disappointed because that would be a great experience as well! But I kept my eyes on this one and I finally achieved my goal!
How will you prepare for the international pageant?
I prepare myself by working out with Brian and Mitchell from Body2Last, eat clean and healthy food and rest a lot. Together with dutch top fashion designer Bjorn Kersten, who was responsible for the dresses in our pageant, I co-designed my dress for the finals of Miss Supranational 2014. I also did photo-shoots with Khalid Jahangier and Johnny ten Have.
What are you looking forward to the most and why?
Im looking forward to go to India because its my first time ever. I very excited to see the country and meet the people over there. And most of all im looking forward to the finale of course!
How will you be noticed in India among all the other contestants from around the world?
I will do that by just being myself, by showing my talents and give everything I have!
Whilst in India, you are discovered as a new Bollywood star. What kind of part would you like to play and who should be your co-star?
That would be a dream coming true! I would like to play the role of a heroine! I would love to play in a movie with Aishwarya Rai (Miss World 1994), Deepika Padukone, Amitab Bachchan or Shahrukh Khan!
You already participated in several national and international beauty pageants. This is the first time you win. What made the difference for you to win this time?
I think the difference was that I was very confident and prepared, because of my experiences and knowledge.
Do you think it is an advantage that you are from indian descent, representing the Netherlands in an international pageant in India? Why or why not?
I think it can be an advantage, because i grew up with the indian culture and I understand the language. But it has nothing to do with the pageant itself, because every girl can win the international pageant, it is all about how you present yourself!
What rules do you life your life by? How important are those rules for you?
The rules i live my life by are:
- You have to observe the laws of your country
- Respect mother nature, yourself and other people
- Enjoy the freedom
- Enjoy life
Where is Leena in 10 years from now, and doing what?
I see myself in 10 years as a successful career woman, wife and mother!
Thanks Leena for your time and we wish you all the best of luck during the international pageant..!!
Photographer: Johnny ten Have
MUA: Leena Asarfi
Hair: Nadine Stephan
Dresses: Bjorn Kersten
Crown and Jewelry: BaroQco Jewels
Location: Sonsbeek, Arnhem