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Miss Earth Netherlands 2017 Eco-Video

NETHERLANDS
FAITH GENNEVIEVE LANDMAN

Age: 20
Height: 177 cm
Measurements: 84 cm - 66 cm - 97 cm
Profession: Model and Sales Personnel
Hometown: Gouda
Language/s Spoken: Dutch and English

Miss Earth Netherlands 2017

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD)
I grew up with my parents and elder sister in a small village nearby Amsterdam. As a family we spent time walking in the forest, visiting national parks and going to the beach. Especially during autumn and winter, beach was most fun. A lot of wind, rain and high waves. Excellent way to get in touch with nature. This also was a good way to bond as a family. I grew up in a very safe surrounding, my parents always supported me in everything what I wanted to do and I’m very blessed that I’m raised like this.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
My entire life so far, I have lived a live filled with many different cultural influences. My grandmother was born in Moshi, Tanzania from a Tanzanian mother and Indian father. My mother was born in Nigeria, raised in Nigeria and the Netherlands. My father is a typical, down to earth, Dutch man. A true multicultural family. The multicultural background is the basis of my upbringing and the foundation of my open minded personality. In our family we are indifferent to race, culture, sexuality or religion.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
In my childhood years I was a very shy and quiet girl. Participating in beauty pageants was for me already a very unusual thing to do, non-one would have believed I could go out on stage for so many people and overcome my fears. I truly believe that anyone can achieve their dreams, like me, when you are passionate about it.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE REPRESENTING?
Being part of this event make me realise the Netherlands is already for many years trying to reduce our ecological footprint. In all our cities we enforce every family to separate our waste. We also have national days where school children go out and collect garbage. All electrical products, glass and plastic bottles are collected for recycling or re-use. Our government is also stimulating families to switch to solar and wind energy for their own house. Besides that a Dutch student Boyan Slat started the Ocean Cleanup. The Netherlands is one of the most high-tech countries in the world and because of this we can come out with these initiatives. All these initiatives makes me proud to be here and represent our country as Miss Earth.

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
As a little girl I had a large collection of Barbie dolls and was always dressing them up in beautiful gowns and dreaming to wear them myself one day. I enjoy spending time with the people I love. I love animals, my 2 cats are really adorable and my best friends. I was born in the famous cheese city of the Netherlands: Gouda, known for our “goudse” Cheese. Being part of this journey is also giving me the opportunity to explore the world, learn about other cultures and achieve personal growth.

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