Miss Heritage 2016/2017 Theodora Marais

My name is Theodora Marais, I'm 22 years old and I'm French: from Lille to the north of France! I come from a cosmopolitan family, turned towards the international, by a double culture of my two parents, Franco Bresiliene by my father and Beninese Senegalo by my mother. I speak the two mother tongues of my mother. I go to Senegal regularly since the age of 5 in my maternal family. I am preparing a Master of Political Science at the University of Lille. My studies allowed me to travel in Europe: Germany, Austria, Portugal. I like to study and practice foreign languages: English, German and Portuguese. In parallel with my studies, I am an animator with children. I like to share moments with them to help them. Education is a major issue that concerns the whole of society. At 17 years old I decided to pass my certificate of aptitude to the functions of animator (BAFA). It allows me to get involved in educational projects. I like the arts of the scene, the artistic expression: the theater, the song, the dance and the music. My parents gave me the curiosity and the passion to discover our history. During my free time, I like visiting museums and historical sites in France and abroad. I am also involved as a volunteer in Lille association: Ephatha is an association that helps locals come to share meals and dress cheaply. the association also works for the alphabetization. I am proud and happy to be named Miss Heritage Global! It is a challenge that honors me and is in perfect coherence with my ambitions and my life projects!

Miss Heritage 2014/2015: Odessa Tadaya Miss Heritage Philippines, Odessa Mae Tadaya was crowned Miss Heritage International 2014. Her first Runner-up is Anna La Borde of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and second Runner-up is Katlego Mendry of Botswana. Odessa Mae Tadaya (born October 4, 1995) is a Filipino beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Filipinas 2014 on March 14, 2014 during the pageant's Coronation Night at the Crossroads Center in Quezon City. She represented the Philippines in Miss Heritage 2014 on December in South Africa. Early Life

Odessa Mae was born to a Filipino mother and father, the third of four children. As an infant, Odessa was taken by her mother to Guimba in Nueva Ecija. Odessa grew up without her mother who happened to be an Overseas Filipino Worker in Taiwan. Pageantry Binibining Guimba 2012

With the local beauty pageant in the town of Guimba, Odessa was able to showcase her beauty in representing Barangay Camiing where she extremely competed with other 15 candidates. She bagged several awards from that competition which helped her increase confidence in flaunting what she got. As the pageant concluded, Odessa was crowned as Binibining Guimba 2012.

Binibining Nueva Ecija 2012 In an annual competition of all lovely Novo Ecijanas, Odessa was so honored to represent her humble town - Guimba - in Binibining Nueva Ecija. She performed well during that night where she competed with other 24 candidates. When the competition ends, Odessa was crowned 3rd Runner Up which for her is already a big surprise. Miss Filipinas 2014

This is a new breed of National Pageant in the Philippines which has an advocacy of preserving the heritage of our country. A total of 19 candidates competed for the crown and the competition went viral. As it concludes, Odessa was crowned as the first Miss Filipinas. The organizers formally announced that she will be competing for Miss Heritage in the same year. Miss Heritage World pageant promotes the cultural and world heritage of each nation. As part of Miss Heritage’s requirements Odessa will have to provide a Promotional and Tourism-related Video from her country. The pageant believes that tourism is the key impetus for a boom in heritage promotion in the world and Heritage Tourism is a powerful force which must be harnessed. Odessa will continue promoting her country’s heritage; inspiring young people to lead balanced lives with strong cultural values.