Kogi So will journey to Bulgaria on the finish of the month to characterize New Zealand within the Mrs Universe 2022 finals. Picture / Virgilio Santos
Rotorua’s Kogi So’s journey to Bulgaria would be the end result of touring, rehearsals and representing New Zealand on stage for the Mrs Universe 2022 remaining.
She might be certainly one of 100 delegates from completely different international locations to participate within the competitors and might be completely happy to characterize New Zealand.
Kogi will fly to Bulgaria on January 28, the place there might be a whole lot of actions, together with occasions with different delegates, excursions of Sofia, visiting sponsors and rehearsals.
Contest classes embody nationwide costume, night robe, swimwear, home violence presentation and presumably expertise.
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“I am trying ahead to assembly different women and nationwide administrators, sharing our cultures and international locations, and letting folks know extra about New Zealand. I need to construct optimistic relationships and share the optimistic vibes of New Zealand.
She says it will likely be an incredible expertise and a journey she is really grateful for.
Though excited, she additionally feels nervous. “The stage is lots greater, it is an enormous venue and there are 100 delegates, I am a bit nervous and it’s kind of extra strain.”
“In fact I need to win the crown, however my principal aim is to do my greatest and make myself, my household and New Zealand proud. That is been my motivation to enhance.
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Kogi says there was a whole lot of preparation to arrange for the Mrs Universe 2022 finals.
This included getting ready her video presentation on home violence, sorting soundtracks and background movies, fundraising and charity work, shopping for costumes and robes, shopping for souvenirs for all the opposite delegates, picture shoots, and talking and strolling practices.
All through the build-up, Kogi has been elevating funds for an area girls’s shelter via raffles and merchandise collections.
Kogi want to thank her household, pals, the Rotorua group, the Mrs Universe New Zealand group, the Miss Rotorua Basis, sponsors Te Noni Ltd, Arizto Actual Property, Octopass & Fastened Star Ltd and everybody else who has supported her all through her Mrs Universe journey. 2022 journey.
“For me, crucial a part of this journey is that this preparation, greater than the final evening,” she mentioned.
“All of the assist from the group, household and pals is a lot extra priceless and one thing you’ll be able to’t purchase.”
Kogi was topped Miss Rotorua in 2021 and received first place within the Mrs Universe New Zealand pageant final yr, qualifying her to compete internationally.