Interview Azra Akin Miss World 2002
Azra Akın, Miss World 2002 was born in Almelo, the Netherlands to Turkish parents.
In 1998, at the age of 17, Akın was selected Elite Model of Turkey. In 2002, Akın won Star TV’s Miss Turkey and she represented Turkey in the Miss World beauty pageant which was held on December 7, 2002, at Alexandra Palace, London, which she also won.
In 2003, Akın won a gold medal when she participated in the British reality TV show The Games. Akın has acted in many TV series and film and speaks fluent Dutch, Turkish, and English.
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(1Q) How would you describe yourself?
I am a positive person and I love to live life. Besides, I have dreams that I am working very hard to achieve them. My hobbies are fine arts, music, dancing, and drawing.
(2Q) Difficulties you face while preparing for Miss World pageant?
I have been approached and I thought about it for a while. Then I thought it would be an interesting experience and a chance seeing new places and nice way of meeting people. I believe when you are 21 years old, it is important to expand your view of the world.
(3Q)What are your future plans?
I hope to maintain my happiness and still be creative in performing arts. I have dreams of starting a family and traveling.
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(4Q) Did you ever felt discouraged in life and if yes, what thoughts made you recover?
I started to feel discouraged in a period of less work coming my way. The unpredictability of work is a part of my job. I tried to talk about it and I soon saw an opportunity to learn something important. I tried to look inside and improve my self-understanding.
To be happy and inner peace, despite life turning out different than you planned has been an important lesson for me.
(5Q) Your secret of staying in top shape?
At the moment, I am competing in the Turkish version of Dancing With The Stars in Turkey, which gives me a great chance to have physical activity and fun.
I love dancing, one of the reasons I prefer to go to stretch classes that are based on classical ballet. It gives me a total workout without getting bored. I also love swimming and I would like to start practicing yoga.
(6Q) Please tell us about your normal diet (eg. generally what do you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner).
It is crucial for me to start my day with a good breakfast. Breakfast varies from milk with cereals to bread with cheese, vegetables to fruit with yogurt. On any Sunday, I will have a big Turkish breakfast.
I make sure I have my meals at regular times, 2-3 hours in between them. Usually, at lunch and dinner, I have protein with vegetables and whole grain bread. I try to change what I eat every day. It also depends on physical activity, at the times when I feel like indulging in pizza, ice-cream, I do.
(7Q) Your workout routine.
Actually, it depends on my projects. Nowadays the Turkish version of Dancing With The Stars takes nearly most of my time. Every week we perform a different kind of dance and we make practices with our dancing coaches for the weekend’s show.
(8Q) Your motivation tips in daily life?
I think it comes from my childhood. I would eat meals my parents would prepare, which had a rich variety of food. In our culture, we are used to eating lots of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, bread etc. It is a lifestyle to eat healthily. It provides my energy and happiness.
Thank you very much for your time Azra. 🙂
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