2 Tuesday 1st September, 2009 Miss Derana for Miss World 2009 Ambitions are endless ! Name: Gamya Prasadini Waidurya Wijayadasa. ! Date of Birth: 6th December, 1986. ! Lives With: Family . ! Choice Of Music: Hindi, jazz, R ‘n’ , B, Sinhala, African... actually all kinds of music. ! Favourite Movies: Veer Zaara, (mind you, my personal trainer would pageant? My priority right now is to represent , Hotel Ruwanda, Castaway Seven Pounds, beg to differ). I normally have healthy I plan to continue to work harder on Sri Lanka in the best way possible, and and so much more! eatig habits and being a vegetarian it’s my physique, walk, wardrobe and, more to put my best efforts into that. Once easy to escape the oily fatty foods that , importantly my knowledge about the that is over, I plan to finish my Masters 1. How did your family react when Lanka is famous for. But I indulge in world. This is not an easy task, but I’m Degree and go on to my PHD. At the you wanted to enter the Miss Derana . fresh produce mostly I think I have a fast prepared and willing put in the hard same time I’m working on establish- for Miss World 2009? metabolism... luckily! yards. Nothing comes easy . ing my designer label WAIDURYA, Having achieved everything else in life 8. What was your daily regime 10. Is there someone special in as well as trying some artistic (above and beyond my family’s expecta- during the pageant? your life? work, whether it be movies, music tions), this was the one thing I wanted to Due to the hectic nature of the com- Yes, many special people occupy var- or dancing. I have such a creative do for myself. Given my reasoning for it (I petition, it was hard to maintain a ious special roles in my life. (I’m learn- spirit in me and I want to keep had to really explain to them why I wanted regime, so I felt, at times, that things ing to be diplomatic). that alive, always. I’d love to pub- to do this), they realized that I was keen to were a bit too chaotic. It’s beginning to 11. What are your plans for the lish a book one day as well. I enter because I wanted to make a differ- be a bit normal now and I’m settling future? believe defining one self is limiting ence - cause a revolution - so they support- back into a normal life. I really oneself, as Oscar Wilde said. So, the ed, me, as they always do. like having a rou- ambitions are endless. 2. What kind of training did you go tine in life to a cer- through before the pageant? tain extent, simply I think more than any special training, because it’s easier it’s my education - being well read and for life to flow then. intelligent - what helped me a great deal. 9. How are you Of course, I had to learn the art of walk- preparing for the ing and follow the advice given to me and international the other participants by Derana and Rozanne Diasz. 3. Were there any awkard moments during the lead up to the finals/ Yes, competitions can get awkward at times but the main thing is that I maintained my positive feelings towards the competition and the contestants, and saw the good things in every- one. That being my philosophy in life, things generally don’t get too Top 10 in the awkward for me. 4. What were your feelings right before your your name was announced? Chief Guest I was terribly anxious. The wait was Gotabaya long and the girls that were beside me business field Rajapakse and were some of my favourites (the ones that I was closest to), so it was bitter sweet. I Mrs. was hopeful, of course, and kept praying Rajapakse that it would be my name. with Glenda 5. And whose reaction do you Pathipan and remember the most? Mathi K. My mother’s reaction was very special. Pathipan, A For someone to be as happy about your Managing glittering ceremony was held at the victory as you are, is certainly special, and Director, BT Hilton Colombo to honour the best that was my mother’s sentiments. So, I felt Options corporate performers in Sri Lanka thrilled to have made her that happy and for the year 2007/2008. proud. Of course, the reactions I got were This prestigious event, put together by all exhilarating. “Business Today” (BT Options), the pre- 6. As Miss Derana for Miss World, mier magazine of the corporate world, is there a special cause that you want to be associated with? was graced by the upper echelons from Being a professional in the field of psy- Sri Lanka’s corporate and political are- chology my special attention always goes , nas. to mental health and health care of our The Chief Guest was the Secretary of country in general. Being in a post-war sit- Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. uation, we need to focus on mental health Comperes In recognition of their superior per- and having healthy minds if we want to formance, John Keells Holdings took the develop and march forward as a nation. I number one spot in the Business Today would make this my priority at this point. TOP 10 listings, followed by Sri Lanka I have already done the first of a series of Telecom, Distilleries Company of Sri lectures for the armed forces in the east on Lanka, Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. I will continue along these lines in providing Dialog Telekom, Hatton National Bank, my services. Lanka IOC, Carson Cumberbatch, Aitken 7. Did you diet during the pageant? Spence & Company and Cargills (Ceylon) Not at all, but exercised a hell of a lot Ltd. 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I believe, it’s in New Tourism is showing Orleans where they cele- Nudity signs of improve- brate Mardi Gras ment, especially on a grand scale. with Sri Lanka It’s a sort of a on the Tourism going street festival on a major cam- where the police paign abroad to is a bit tolerant e beach ast woo foreigners to with what the checkout the revellers do on !T splendour of our that particular nation. night - but there September is going to be ingredients, you need to check- However, the question is zero tolerance for anyone an extremely busy month for out the Cheesy Pizza Promotion at now being asked is, ‘should who exposes himself/her- the folks at the Galadari Hotel as the Coffee Shop - 11.00 a.m. to we entise aliens to visit Sri self in public. they would be introducing a whole 11.00 p.m. lot of super-duper promotions. 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