Today we are catching up with Farida Singatoulina of New South Wales, one of the 24 talented and inspiring women from all walks of life who are hoping to be crowned Miss Universe Australia 2023 at The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins this Friday.
So, Farida why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a film and theatre actress and model. If I’m not working, during the day you can probably find me at the gym, sunbathing, reading or working on my fashion business that will launch next year!
We all have motivations, mine usually around good coffee, but what was your key motivation for entering Miss Universe Australia?
To become the best version of myself through the program, learn new skills, meet new friends, network with wonderful organisations.
As part of the program, you recently went on the National Finalist Trip to Vietnam at Furama Resort Da Nang, what was the experience like?
It was incredible! It was my first time in South East Asia and the entire experience was beyond what I had imagined! I loved the tropical climate and being able to finally bond with the girls!
What would you say was the highlight of your trip?
Other than the incredible resort and activities, the most eye-opening experience was visiting the VAVA Charity. The charity supports people in Vietnam who suffered from Agent Orange that was used by the American military during the Vietnam War.
The aftermath of this decision has had lasting effects on both the people and the land in Vietnam, causing significant suffering and long-term health consequences for those exposed to it. Therefore, the visit to the charity offered a unique opportunity to connect with the survivors, learn about their experiences, and contribute to a meaningful cause that addresses the long-lasting impact of the chemical. This experience has left a lasting impression due to its emotional resonance and the chance to make a positive difference.
With everyone bringing their own unique and individual flair to the program, what is something that sets you apart from the other finalists?
As a theatre-trained actress, I am creative and like to think outside the box. I bring a multicultural perspective to the program, drawing from my experiences and understanding of different cultures, being of dual heritage myself.
If you could ask our current Miss Universe Australia, Monique Riley, one question, what would it be and why?
As Miss Universe Australia 2022, what was your biggest highlight and challenge throughout the year?
Tell us something you’re passionate about and why?
Languages are a deep passion of mine. They are not only a means of communication but also windows into different cultures, histories, and perspectives. Learning languages allows me to connect with people from diverse backgrounds on a more personal level. It’s a continuous journey of exploration that keeps my curiosity alive. I’m currently learning Spanish.
To finish up the interview we have a few quick questions
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What’s your ideal way to spend a day off?
Exercise and tan by the sea with a good book!
What makes you laugh out loud?
Puns or funny dance moves.