“You should always remain confident even if you end up winning or losing” Miss Seychelles Contestant 12 Ronda Sidonie
Ronda Sidonie Miss Seychelles 2014 Contestant 12 (Seychelles Tourism Board)
(Seychelles News Agency) - The journey of twelve young Seychellois girls trying to be crowned Miss Seychelles… Another World 2014 beauty Pageant will come to an end in less than 24 hours when one of them will take home the prestigious crown.
For the last contestant in the SNA profiles, twenty year old Ronda Sidonie describes the last few months as an amazing learning experience which she feels will enable her to help the community but also to develop strong, long lasting relationships with the other contestants.
A past food and beverage student at the Seychelles Tourism Academy, Sidonie is currently self-employed.
The young lady from Hangard Street on the periphery of the capital of Victoria, can see herself running her own business in the fashion industry, creating new designs and also dreams of becoming a professional international model in future.
In her spare time, she either listens to some music, watch TV or spend quality time with family and loved ones.
For Sidonie, her motivation comes from her parents.
“They are the reason I wake up every morning, and the reason why I am here participating in Miss Seychelles… Another World 2014. They taught me never to give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be; I love them and thank them for giving me life,” she told SNA.
Being a strong advocate in the fight against drug abuse among the youths, Sidonie says she will work hard at educating the youths to say no to drugs if she is fortunate enough to win the title.
“…It is important for the Seychellois youths to be educated about the different types of drugs and their negative effects in order to prevent them from using those substances in the first place. Since the success rate is low when it comes to detoxification of people on hard drugs like heroin, I feel that new systems should be put in place ……..hopefully promoting other people in the community to come up with innovative ideas that may help,” she told SNA.
Sidonie would like to get involved in providing counselling to those in need, becoming a support for young addicts, while hopefully working hand in hand with the Wellness Centre, which she has already visited, at Anse Royale in the South of the main island of Mahe, where addicts are given help to stop or reduce the use of drugs and to reintegrate into their communities to lead healthy and productive lives.
Aside of her desire to educate young people on the danger of drug abuse, if crowned Miss Seychelles she also hopes to continue the work of the reigning Miss Seychelles Agnes Gerry, to promote the archipelago internationally, by showing that Seychelles has a lot more to offer than just its pristine beaches.
When challenged by SNA on how confident she is about receiving the Miss Seychelles title, Sidonie’s reply was “yes, because I think you should always remain confident even if you end up winning or losing, however I think all the girls are different in their own way and all twelve of us stand a good chance of winning the crown.”