World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Diana Estela Bikker Mrs. Aruba United Nations 2017.
Name: Diana Estela Bikker or you may call me Aruba.
Pageant title: Mrs. Aruba United Nations 2017
Country: One Happy Island, Aruba.
Platform: Domestic Violence
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye Color: Dark brown
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Age you start to compete: I participated for the first time when I was 8, years after that in my teenage years. And now here I am.
Favorite designer: Local designer; Edgar Kock.
Pets: 2 Chihuahua’s and 1 Shitzu.
Hobbies: Tennis, zumba, reading books, volunteering, dancing and modeling.
Talent: Singing and modeling.
Favorite place to visit: Beaches, caves. I like to be around nature.
Dislikes: Gossips and injustices.
Favorite Food: “Pisca cu funchi” that is a traditional food of Aruba. It’s a dish of Fish and on the side a solid mass of corn flour and a delicious homemade sauce.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do pageant?
Aruba: Hahaha, it’s funny but when I was a little girl I won a pageant, we were 5 girls competing at someone’s house. After they crowned me, big sister of a girl came up the stage, took my crown and placed it on her little sister’s head. It was also their house so there was nothing I could have done. I told myself that day “the day will come when I will win again and the crown will be mine to embrace.”
World Class Beauty Queens: What do pageant mean to you?
Aruba: It is a responsibility given to be the spokeswoman and a role model for women and that it doesn’t matter your age, if there’s a dream or an ambition work for it, don’t give it up!
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you a winner?
Aruba: I am glad to get this question. Like Marie Hartwell-Walker said: “Let’s first define “winning.” For my purposes here, winning means meeting a long-sought- after goal. It means working at something that is important to you and accepting setbacks, even failures. It means tweaking and fixing and redoing if necessary and still moving on. It means not giving up. It means striving for excellence. It means sticking to something until the outcome is excellent.” That is what makes me a winner.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your platform appearances and achievements.
Aruba: Well, as an ex victim of domestic violence I am grateful to God that I learned how to be strong and work on my self-confidence and to love myself more. Currently I am delivering messages to “women in difficulty”. I try to help woman gain self-esteem and help them realize that they should not accept nor settle for less than what they deserve. We pray to start, we talk, we play and we pray again to close the meeting. I also volunteer to help children with special needs and Mary Joan Foundation breast cancer awareness: we stand together, we fight together, we are STRONGER together!
World Class Beauty Queens: What part of the competition you find more exciting?Aruba: This whole experience is an excitement for me. It’s an honor to be able to represent my beautiful happy island Aruba.
World Class Beauty Queens: What do you plan in evening wear competition?
Aruba: That, I will keep a secret until it’s time to show you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your secret technique to connect with judges always?
Aruba: Being myself, humble, confident and coquette.
World Class Beauty Queens: How do you keep your self-esteem high?
Aruba: Loving myself and attracting positive and beautiful things. By doing things I love.
World Class Beauty Queens: How do you stay up to date on current World event?Aruba: Watching news CNN, RTL and (online) newspaper.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does the crown symbolizes to you:
Aruba: To me it symbolizes a dream come true.
World Class Beauty Queens: What do you plan to do if you win?
Aruba: I plan on doing the same thing that l am doing now and much more. I will make it count. I will work to use my title as a voice to help convince the government to consider the law of giving bible lessons at primary schools to bring the message, so that the children will fear and love God at a young age and also to work on the norms and values of the youth, that is vanishing more and more each day.
World Class Beauty Queens: What legacy would you like to leave behind?
Aruba: A legacy for my children, my grandchildren and other people who I may inspire, that it’s never too late to follow a dream. Do what makes you happy. And for my Island, I want them to know that I have given my all to make them proud.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Aruba: It helped me as a lesson that I shall never give up in life, no matter how hard it is I will not lose my faith or hope.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you to Diana Estela Bikker Mrs. Aruba United Nations 2017 for this wonderful interview.
Editor Derek Tokarzewski