Laura ElizondoAge: 21
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Student: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, Finances.
Interests: Spending a nice afternoon with my family, friends and beloved beings is for me a great pleasure. Enjoying the company, laughter, conversations and sometimes greeting memories with them is for sure one of the things in life that I most love to do. I remember when I was a child, I used to go to my father´s farm with are mu family crop cotton. All of my siblings and me ran across the field harvest, hoping that one day I would find something hidden in the cotton; as my mom did when she found her engagement ring a long time ago. Just remembering this experience makes me feel so much joy that I would have to say this is what I enjoy doing the most. I feel interested by finances, world issues, my family, humanity life it self.
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
Putting aside the religious significance os Maria, Jesus mother, in history there was a woman called Maria whose son was crucified. She is certainly a person that has influenced my life in many ways. I have always admired her strength, devotion for his family, faith and courage. In difficult times, I try to imitate her by being strong and perseverant following her example. I hope I can someday become a mother and find the strength she possessed to enface life and family situations.
What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you (aside from winning your title) and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?
During the sumers, I share some of my time with handicap children at the Centro Neurologico Infantil in Mexico. There, I once had the oportunity to meet a young lady with special needs. During her therapy and watching the tremendous effort she was doing to conclude her work - out, she was merely able to say, "Some day I want to be like you". This, by far, is one of the most special moments in my life because from this moment on I indertood the importance of persistence. She made me feel committed with life, with humanity she taught me to never give up, to always find strength and go on. She never imagined what her words were meaning to me, how they made feel, over all she was the one who represented an example of life to me.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
First of all I would like to get my title in Finances. Afterwards I would like to work as a financial consultant for a national firm. After gaining some experience, I would like to get a degree in International Finances. Now I´m at my 5th semester of University I´m studying Finances at the Tec of Monterrey. One year ago I was a selected student and due to my good academic performance my school gave me the opportunity to take a financial course in Cnada at the Nippising University. There, I scored a perfect in my final exam got recognition for it.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was born and raised in a small port up north of Mexico. Tampico is a warm and humid small City. It has got beautiful natural reserves as well as natural resources. Tampico is recognized for his good fishing of shrimp and robalo, his well developed refinery industry and beautiful beaches. I can remember my childhood with happiness although short. My mother died when I was 5 years old. The circunstances made me become imdependent and mature earlier in order to comprehend the situation. Any ways, I´m the youngest of 5 and because of this, ever, even now I feel the protection, care and love of all my family.
List any interesting or unsual jobs you may have had.
I used to teach ballet lesson to little girls. This was very interesting to me because I realized the beauty of innocence and pure hearts.
I kept comparing adult´s life perspective and theirs. Teaching to little girls taught me so many important life basics like believing, never missed the capacity of being amazed, letting things flow, and laughing from the heart.
Now I would never want to stop being close to children because they have all these things that life some how manages to vanish off of our heart. Lot of the things that keep us alive.
What is your most unusual talent?
I think that not many people are able to turn into an opportunity every challenge life presents to us; I believe I do and think it is really important because it gives us the strength and courage to move on.