Q, WHAT IS THE ETHIOPIAN LIFE FOUNDATION ALL ABOUT?
A,TO BRING ABOUT A GREATER AWARENESS OF HIV/AIDS, AND THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, TO PREVENT THE LOSS OF INNOCENT LIVES AND SECURE THE FUTURE, FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS OF ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN
Q, WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MISS ETHIOPIA WORLD?.
A, Miss Ethiopia world is a symbol of Ethiopian beauty, caring and understanding, and compassion she is also a goodwill Ambassador for the Ethiopian Life Foundation, and her primary role is to bring awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS and the sexual exploitation of Ethiopian children and women, and campaigns to stop these evils from claiming the lives if innocent and future generations of Ethiopian citizens, as well as promoting health and womens rights, for Ethiopians both at home and abroad
Q, I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIV/AIDS OR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN HOW CAN I BRING AWARENESS TO THESE ISSUES?.
A, The Ethiopian Life Foundation will supply you with all you will need to bring awareness to these issues.
Q, HOW WILL I BRING AWARENESS TO THE ISSUES?.
A, Mainly by making public appearances, giving interviews, participating in short films, public service announcements, visiting Schools and paying visits to members of the Government, diplomats and foreign organizations, who are in a position to assist us on achieving our objectives
Q, WILL I HAVE TO SUPPORT ANY POLITICAL VIEWS?.
A, Certainly not, we are not a political organization and do not endorse, or support any political ideologies
Q, WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE CAMPAIGN OR ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE IN MIND?.
A, Well sadly we will not be able to crown you as Miss Ethiopia world, and have you as our Ambassador, because the winner is expected to promote the aims and objectives and mission statement of the Ethiopian Life Foundation
Q, HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?.
A, No younger than 16 years old, and no older than 29 years old on September 31st 2002
Q, I DO NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY EXPENSIVE OUTFITS WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM?
A Certainly not, we do not expect you to go out and spend money that you do not have on gowns/ dresses etc, in some cases the pageant coordinators, or Official sponsors will supply outfits that you may use for the Pageant, you may also use outfits from the owner of a boutique who has agreed to be your own sponsor for the contest, we will supply a list of sponsors looking for contestants to sponsor.
Q, DO I NEED TO HAVE A SPONSOR, AND DO I NEED TO HAVE ONE?.
A, No you do not need to have a sponsor, but you may be sponsored by a company if you feel that it is necessary, provided they are approved by the Ethiopian Life Foundation in advance.
Q, I DO NOT SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM?.
A, No it will not be, English is not your Language and we understand. We will assist you in anything that we need to do so.
Q, I HAVE NEVER SPOKEN, IN PUBLIC BEFORE, HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO OR SAY?.
A, Our team of Pageant Coordinators and members of the Ethiopian Life Foundation will be there to assist you before the pageant, during the pageant, and after the pageant, with all the coaching and training that you will need.
Q, I DO NOT HAVE A MODEL TYPE FIGURE CAN I STILL COMPETE?.
A, Certainly, the contest is open to all females Ethiopian citizens regardless of height weight, religion tribal origins, or creed
Q, I DO NOT HAVE A PASSPORT CAN I STILL COMPETE?.
A, Yes as long as you are able to obtain one before the finals of the competition
Q, I HAVE NEVER TRAVELED ABROAD BEFORE DO I HAVE TO TRAVEL?.
A, Well if you win the first prize there is a trip to PARIS, LONDON, AND MILAN, would you not like to visit those wonderful cities? But If you chose not to travel, there will not be any cash substitution for the prizes you did not take.
Q, BESIDES THE TRIPS I CAN WIN WILL I BE ASKED TO TRAVEL ELSE WHERE?.
A, In addition to the three cities mentioned above, as part of your job, you may be called upon to visit foreign countries as well, the list has not yet been decided, but there will be some foreign trips.
Q, WHAT ABOUT VISAS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, WHO WILL PAY FOR IT, AND HOW WILL GET MY VISA TO GO ABROAD? I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO TRAVEL ABROAD?.
A, Whilst you are Acting in you role as Miss Ethiopia World, all your travel and living expenses will be paid for by the foundation, we will also be responsible for securing your Visas as well.
Q, I AM STILL IN SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY CAN I STILL COMPETE?.
A, Certainly, we welcome that very much.
Q, I AM NOT IN SCHOOL AND DID NOT FINISH SCHOOL CAN I STILL COMPETE?.
A, Certainly you are more than welcome to compete.
Q, WHERE WILL THE CONTEST BE HELD?.
A, The finals of the contest will be held in In Addis Ababa.
Q, I AM NOT FROM ADDIS ABABA NOR DO I LIVE IN ADDIS ABABA, CAN I STILL COMPETE?.
A, Yes you can still compete, all regions of Ethiopia are encouraged to be represented, so regardless of where you live or come from you can take part. This is after all the MISS ETHIOPIA contest
Q, I DO NOT LIVE IN ADDIS ABABA, SO IF I HAVE TO COME TO ADDIS ABABA FOR THE FINALS WHERE WILL I STAY, I DO NOT HAVE MONET FOR HOTELS AND TRANSPORTATION,
A, The Pageant organizers have made arrangements for you to be accommodated in a hotel with all expenses paid, you will share a nice room with one of the other contestants, one of our sponsors will provide transportation to all locations
Q, I WOULD LIKE TO MODEL OR ACT IN FILMS CAN YOU HELP ME?.
A, Yes our sister organization Nubian talent search will be able to assist you in that endeavor
Q, I WOULD LIKE TO SING / RECORD AN ALBUM CAN YOU HELP ME?.
A, Yes, our sister organization NUBIAN TALENT SEARCH will be able to assist you in that endeavor if you have the talent for it and we can see that you have it.
Q, CAN I MAKE ANY EXTRA MONEY BESIDES THE PRIZES, AS MISS ETHIOPIA WORLD?.
A, Certainly, you will be available for public appearances, and we will charge a fee to the business or organization that requests your appearance, and you get percentage of the appearance fee.
Q, HOW MUCH EXTRA MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO MAKE?.
A, Approximately 20,000 - 60,000 BHIR extra, depending on the number of personal appearances.
Q, HOW MANY FINALIST WILL THERE BE?.
A, At the present time we have forecasted there will be 20 finalists, but this figure may change.
Q, WHAT WILL I BE JUDGED ON?.
A, 1, Beauty. 2, Body shape / tone. 3, Stage presence. 4, Personality. 5, A Personal Interview. 6, Talent Demonstration.
7, Crowd response. 8, Internet voting, 9, By the other contestants
Q, WHAT SORT OF OUTFITS WILL I BE EXPECTED TO WEAR?.
A, 1, Sidamo traditional 2, Evening Dress : SHIB-SHIB. 3, Traditional outfit Abesha kamist
Q, WILL I BE ABLE TO BRING MY FAMILY TO THE CONTEST?.
A, Yes, each finalist is automatically entitled to 4 tickets, for family and friends, but you can buy more, if that is not enough.
Q will i ahve to do any thing else?
A, yes you will be requred to sell tiockets to the finals, and turn up promtly for all rehersals
Q, what if i cannot sell tickets?
A, In the first place you might be eliminated frOm the contest, however if we let you participate you could theN forfeit some of the prizes since you did not meet all the requirements
Q, IF I DO NOT MAKE IT TO THE FINALS THIS YEAR, CAN I COMPETE NEXT YEAR AGAIN?.
A, Yes as long as you are within the age group you can compete as many times as possible
Q, I HAVE FRIENDS / SISTERS THAT I THINK SHOULD BE IN THE PAGENT WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A, send us their photos and as much details about them as possible, if you can fill in the application form on their behalf we will take it from there, we will contact them and tell them that they have been entered in the contest.
Q, IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF REFERALS I CAN SEND IN?
A, No we do not limit the number of referrals that any one can send in,
Q HOW WILL YOU KNOW THAT I REFERED THEM TO YOU IF THEY WIN,
A, Make sure you write REFERED BY: and your name and address on the back of their photos and on the application forms, and we will make a note of it,
Q, SO HOW CAN I RECRUIT MY FRIENDS?
A, We suggest that you make copies of the application forms write REFERED BY: and your name and address on the forms and their photos, and get them to fill in the forms and send us their photos and completed application forms.
Q, SO I WILL BE ACTING AS A RECRUITMENT AGENT FOR YOU?
A, You could look at it like that.
Q BUT I DO NOT HAVE AN OFFICE, HOW WOULD I DO THAT?
A, Well you do not need an office, it is word of mouth advertising and talent spotting, for instance, if you see a young lady that you think is beautiful simply go up to her and introduce your self and tell them about the pageant, and ask them if they would be interested in participating, get them to fill ou an application form with you, collect their 3 photos and send us the information always remembering to write REFERED BY: and your name and address on the forms and their photos.
Q, DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE / EMAIL ADDRESS
A Yes our website is http://www.missethiopiaworld.tripod.com/. if you have any problems email us at Missethiopiaworld@yahoo.com