- Francys Sudnicka
Pageant titleholder bio
birthname= Francys Mayela Barraza Sudnicka
She was born in the city of
Valencia, Venezuela. She was born to a Venezuelan father (Francisco Barraza Espinoza) and Polish mother (Irena Sudnicka). Barraza lived and went to school in Poland until her adolescence. She then moved to Valencia, Venezuela, where she lived for a few years before returning to Poland two years ago.
She is noted for being the second former contestant of the famed
Miss Venezuelapageant to win the right to represent another country at the Miss Universepageant. Barraza tried several times to enter the Miss Venezuela pageant, succeeding in 2003 but falling short of the national title; she then entered Miss Poland in 2006 and similarly placed only as a semifinalist, but was then appointed by the Polish organization as its representative to Miss Universe and Miss Earth. Miss Venezuela 2003
In 2003, Barraza was named a semifinalist in the Miss Centroccidental preliminary, one of the largest selections of candidates for
Venezuela's powerful national pageant. The judges gave away the titles of six states in Venezuela to the winners of that pageant, but did not select Barraza. However, the president of the Miss Venezuela pageant, overruled them and ordered that Barraza (and two other ultimately unsuccessful contestants) be sent to the capital to prepare for Miss Venezuela 2003. After passing the final rounds of elimination, Barraza was appointed as the representative of the state of Trujillo and became a moderate favorite to win that year's pageant. She finished in the top ten, beating out many contestants who had placed ahead of her in the semifinal rounds that year and in previous years.
Miss Polonia 2005
Barraza represented the Polish community of Venezuela in the Miss Poland 2005 contest. The winner of the Miss Poland contest is appointed to
Miss Worldwhile a runner-up becomes Miss Poland Universe, but Barraza was too to represent the country in Miss World if she won. Despite being a later addition to that pageant and a heavy favorite.
Miss Universe 2006
Several months later it was announced that Sudnicka would assume the title of Miss Poland Universe 2006. In December 2005 Francys was preparing to contest the
Miss Universe2006 title and will follow Natascha Borger(Miss Germany Universe 2002) as the second alumnaof the Miss Venezuelapageant to seize a foreign crown after an unsuccessful participation in the Miss Venezuelapreliminary. Since Borger was highly successful representing Germanyin international pageants. However, even though she was one of the clear favourites to become at least a runner-up, she was unplaced during the finals night.
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?Sports - I love swimming; I like to keep myself fit; I like to do cardio exercises. I love music. Listening to music makes me relax. Reading books puts me in contact with nature, the environment and people and you can learn something from everyone. My career and my modeling work satisfies me as well.
Name one person other than your parents who has had the most influence on your life. Why?My brothers and sisters, but especially my sister Elizabeth. She has been very supportive in my life and somehow I feel that I have to protect her. She is my younger sister; she is my number 1 fan. I love her so much.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.My childhood was a wonderful period in my life. Since I was 2 years old until my adolescence, I lived in Poland. I was a dreamer with a lot of friends, always happy exploring new games and places, trying new adventures. I went to school in Poland.
What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?I think being humble, independent and very positive, always smiling, focused on everything I am doing.
Miss Earth 2006
Francys competed in the
Miss Earthpageant in Manila, Philippinesagainst 82 other women as Miss Earth Poland. She placed as one of the finalists. She placed in the top 8.
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