The Miss Earth Pageant
The MISS EARTH 2013 Delegates

Miss GERMANY
CAROLINE NOEDING
 
Age: 22
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 35-25-37

"The UN project is anxious in finding a solution to make sure that Water is used to help as well as protect the population."


 
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Describe your childhood growing years:
I grew up with my two other siblings (Carlo 23 and Carina 20) in a village in Germany.

Because my family’s origin lies in Peru, we grew up bilingually with Spanish and German.

In Peru, it was normal to spend holidays with our family. This helped me realize that there is a difference between European and Latin American culture, but to adapt to that seemed normal to me.

My parents got divorced when I was young. Both of them were very involved with their work, which meant that we grew up with Opairs from Peru.

When I was growing up, it was normal to play in the woods with sticks and leaves and to have close contact with animals as well as insects, unlike nowadays.
 
What lessons did you learn from your childhood?
I learned through my childhood, that you should never make yourself dependent on something, because nothing lasts forever.

I got to know that you are always responsible for yourself and that you can only build your own future with hard work and ambitions.

I go by the saying: "One chooses its own way between many ways".
 
Any special facts or story about your family?
My mother was born in Colombia, has a German father and a German mother, who however was adopted from Germany to Colombia by a Colombian family during World War II.

My father is Peruvian with Peruvian parents, but the family also has German roots.

Even today, my family is located in different locations all over the world. I have family in Peru, Germany, Argentina, England, Austria, New York, and even today they wouldn't have a problem to emigrate or visit other countries.

After my father had re-married, I gained two more brothers (Ruben 7 and Gabriel 5). Sadly, I couldn't take leave from my Peruvian grandfather three years ago, before he died. My mother is an exceptionally gifted artist – she paints and makes sculptures, but prefers to take them as a hobby. I look up to my father, who presents me unfailing work ethics as a chief physician in a hospital.

My Peruvian aunt (Edith Noeding) is an Olympic participant way back 1972, while her sons (my cousins) are successful actors and models.

My Peruvian Grandma received the "Federal Cross of Merit" in 2004 for organizing student exchanges between Germany and Peru.
 
What is the most unusual thing you have ever done?
I wanted an apartment for rent so badly, that I decided to move in without furniture or further money for it. My clothes were in bin bags. I had neither chairs nor lights. My mattress was on the floor for six months until I was capable of buying a bed frame.

My desk, which I had bought cheap from an auction, was also used as a ladder to set up my light. I was up until late pretty often to build my DIY cupboards with sandpaper, because I didn't want to wait until somebody helped me.

This caused me to find myself also liking handicraft.
 
What is your most memorable moment?
I will never forget how my parents stopped their "war", and clinked glasses, dined, and laughed together as I succeeded to win the "Miss Niedersachsen" title of 2013. It was the first time after 10 years that I managed to take a photo with both of them.
 
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is “Water should get (deserves) more space!”

I take to this advocacy because there are various reasons for it in Germany. Floods affected many places all over Germany between May and June 2013. Since 2010, the river Oder had been flooding once a year. In my opinion, this means that we have to make sure that we do more for flood protection.

This can mean for us not only having millions in flood-control savings, but also being able to use the extra amount of water that is not lost.
 
What makes you proud of the country you are representing?
Germans can be proud of their infrastructure. Particularly remarkable is justice in Germany. Social behavior in the country, with its objective for promotion, social benefits, as well as the equal chances for education for all, is not really comparable to any other country.

It is special to note that health insurance is open to everyone. Everyone is automatically insured by the minimum through the law, if not even more. I am also proud of the awareness for discipline, which Germans automatically always have, and not to mention the enormous variety of nature like oceans, seas, woodland, mountains and rivers.

Also admirable is that Germany is withdrawing the nuclear phase out and putting as alternative renewable energy.
 
What can you promote about your country?
Justice for the population and nature.

It is normal that in Germany, a person will always be treated the same, it doesn't matter how much they earn or what origin they have.

They all have the same rights for education, work, and health, among others. At the same time, nature itself also has its own rights; re-naturation measures and protected natural ecosystems with species and landscape conservation stand above new land development plans.