How did it feel to win the 2011 Miss Universe title?
It’s a wonderful feeling. No matter how many friends I made during the contest, I never forgot that I was there to win. Fortunately I was the chosen one.
What made you decide to compete?
Everyone encouraged me to try out, but I was very shy. I never thought I’d be able to stand in front of so many people in a bikini. Then when everyone finally gave up pushing me, I suddenly wanted to do it and applied.
Is it true contestants aren’t allowed to have sex before the competition?
Yes! All the contestants are in the same hotel, and to go somewhere, we had to call the chaperone.
So had you ever done a sexy photo shoot before this?
No, never, but I felt very comfortable. I had fun with the Maxim crew. They told me they would make me shine, and that’s what happened!