The 26 lovely competitors for the crown of Miss Colombia prove they have something to say about their country, as they answer questions from the north Colombian coastal city of Cartagena, in an interview with Cromos.
The Colombian beauties are in Cartagena for the final leg of the rigorous competition before a jury decides who will represent Colombia in the Miss Universe competition on November 14.
This years contestants gave their opinions Sunday on social inequality, politics and the reality of life in Colombia, the day of the country’s local elections.
The Miss Colombia contestants had something to say to President Juan Manuel Santos, when asked how they would react if they saw him. Miss Boyaca would like the president to “be more sincere with what you do, and construct and build all the roads in the country. But finish them!” Miss Valle and Miss Tolima were most concerned with education in the country, with Miss Valle wanting to know what is the president’s plan for education, and Miss Tolima wanting to tell him that employers and businesses need to be willing to give opportunities to recently graduated students.
The contestants ruminated upon the negatives of being a Colombian, with Miss Meta saying that the worst thing about being a Colombian is “the violence, and that they involve children, that they don’t respect their innocence.”
For Miss Cesar, the major problem facing Colombia is, “the corruption, that people go crazy for power.”
Miss Arauca and Miss Cartagena both agreed that the most difficult problem facing Colombia today was social inequality.
Miss Sucre says that she feels impotent in the face of many of Colombia’s problems, saying “I would like to have a magic wand so that I could end many problems.”
For the contestants of Miss Colombia, the best things about Colombia are the people, the geography, and the passion.
The activities in Cartagena represent some of the final challenges for the Miss Colombia contestants, before 26 is narrowed down to one beauty to compete in Miss Universe.