Viviana ArenaAge: 22
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
My grandparents because they were always with me when my parents couldn't be. They looked after me and tried to correct my mistakes. They taught me how to be a good person.
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?
Starting university was one of the most interesting things that has happened to me. I felt very happy at that moment. I think that I did a great job getting into university. The most interesting thing about me is that I never give up. When something happens to me I try to go on. I don't stop.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I would like to have my own business, and I would like to create something special that makes me happy and lets me do things to make me happy. For that, I am studying hard and working at the same time.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in a small town in Uruguay named Salto, and I had a great childhood. Salto is a quiet city so I could enjoy nature and I felt free. Besides, I made many friends there because people are very friendly. I keep in contact with them still today.
List any interesting or unsual jobs you may have had.
I have worked with old people, taking them on city tours. It was a great experience because they were really friendly and they taught me many things. I have great respect for them.
What is your most unusual talent?
I can adapt to situations easily. I can be just as comfortable in a five-star hotel meeting a prime minister as I am in a homeless shelter meeting men and women who have lost all their belongings.