Miss Global 2014 Ela Mino - Canada
About Ela Mino
Weight: 105 lbs
My name is Karolína Kokešová was born in the second largest city of the Czech republic in Brno in 1996. When I turned 19 and finished my studies I moved to capital city - Prague and started my modeling career. Thanks to my job I have visited many beautiful countries all around the world. In 2019 I participated in national pageant Czech miss 2019 where I placed as a second runner-up and got a chance to compete on international level for Miss Global 2019/2020 title. I love to do sports, mainly basketball and running. I used to play piano for 9 years and my dream is to have my own fashion brand. It feels like yesterday when I was standing with three big bags at Prague's airport and was saying goodbye to my mum who gave me a lift and mainly gave me the biggest support. I had felt a bit worried and insecure because I didn't have any experiences with international pageants so I wasn't sure what to expect.
I was worried that Miss Global will be another beauty pageant without depth, only about how your walk looks like, how dressed up you are, what kind of clothes you brought. But I didn't want to let down my national pageant who believed in me so i put 100% in everything what I did. At the end that's who I really am. But with time I understood that this pageant is really different from others and the motto: Empowering women, embracing cultures and embodying the beauty within means a lot here. Staff was very friendly, always helpful and just those vibes there was right. I have felt like I found a whole new family and nowadays I will be forever grateful for this experience. In Mexico I met so many beautiful women inside and out from all over the world and some of them will remain to be my friends forever. They taught me to respect each other. No matter what color your skin is, no matter from what corner of the world you are from. We are all the same kinds and it's necessary to appreciate and help each other. Miss Global organization tries to get the best out of you, empower you, help you to believe in your capabilities and push you to be better version of yourself. They will show you that you can be whoever you decide to be and you can achieve all goals you set up. I will be forever grateful for this beautiful experience. Forever thankful for beautiful places I've been to and for people who have crossed my path, for things I have learned and that's all because of one beauty contest. Thank you to everyone who have supported me and have encouraged me. It's a honor for me to be the first european winner in history and I really look forward for my reigning year as a Miss Global 2019-2020