A blonde haired, blue eyed TV star has brought positive attention to the UAE, after winning a prestigious beauty pageant.

The Czech-born, Dubai-based actress, TV host and model for haute couture bridal brand Leo Almodal-Middle East, Lenka Josefiova was crowned the highly coveted title of Miss European Tourism 2015, beating 40 candidates from Europe and Russia and earning Czech Republic its first ever victory in the beauty contest.

Lenka Josefiova accepted the Miss European Tourism crown from 2014 winner Miss Latvia 2014 at the awarding ceremony in Bormla, Malta. Miss Latvia took second place while Miss Poland came in third.

Dubai-based supermodel Lenka Josefiova Crowned Miss European Tourism Queen 2015 

Dubai-based supermodel Lenka Josefiova is Crowned Miss European Tourism Queen 2015

Lenka said about her win: “A lot of exciting things are happening in my life, I became the cover model of a Dubai-based luxury travel and lifestyle magazine XPEDITION Middle East, I was announced as the latest brand ambassador of Leo Almodal Haute Couture and now a crown from Miss European Tourism.”


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“I’m really thankful to the judges, to the management, to my family, designers and friends who supported me,” she added. “It has always been my dream to promote European Tourism in Dubai, in the Middle East and in the world.”

Dubai-based supermodel Lenka Josefiova Crowned Miss European Tourism Queen 2015 

Lenka Josefiova taking part in some of her charity work

So, in typical beauty pageant style, the question had to be asked – what are Lenka’s hopes for the future? “I have always wanted to [work with] charities, help the unfortunate kids, support people in distress and spread the news of love and world peace, that will be my real happiness in life.”

In honour of Lenka’s win here are some typical questions asked at beauty pageants and the interesting answers:

What is the essence of being a woman? 

Answer from: Sushmita Sen of India – Miss Universe 1994

“Just being a woman is God’s gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.”

In the next day or so, a man will land on the moon. If a man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?

Answer from Gloria Diaz of Philippines – Miss Universe 1969

“Oh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over he wants to change, I guess.”

If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?

Answer from Brook Mahealani Lee of USA – Miss Universe 1997

“I would eat everything in the world. You do not understand. I will eat everything twice.”