SEIF KABELELE: What is your biggest concern about today's world? What should we be fighting for? What are you fighting for?
BETTY BONIFACE: Unemployment appears second overall, as many people in both advanced and emerging economies struggle to find jobs. Young people are especially vulnerable – youth unemployment is as high as 50% in some countries and underemployment (with low-quality jobs) remains prevalent, especially in emerging and developing markets." Here I would ask the government to support struggling industries in order to try to save jobs, provide more training and education to the unemployed. This could help improve skills and communication and these people would be confident an employable.
SEIF KABELELE: You wee quickly catapulted to fame, what is the biggest lesson you've learnt?
BETTY BONIFACE: At first the experience of becoming famous provides much ego stroking. I enjoy parts of it, but I hate parts of it too. So I have learnt to accept mistrust, love and hate from all the people around me.
SEIF KABELELE: Any wise words for upcoming models?
BETTY BONIFACE: Am not going to say it going to be easy but am telling you it's worth it,so believe in yourself, have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but a reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
SEIF KABELELE: What environmental project will you create to promote the protection of Mother Earth and why?
BETTY BONIFACE: A project that would raise awareness of,and encourage active participation in waste minimization and the conservation of energy and resources. This is to encourage people to take responsibility for their relationship with the environment in their daily lives.
SEIF KABELELE: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
BETTY BONIFACE: Am very passionate about learning new things throughout my whole life so after five years, I want to see myself in a position that reflects my experience, knowledge, commitment and dedication towards my work and success.
SEIF KABELELE: Tell us two things that we would be surprised to learn/know about you
BETTY BONIFACE: ONE: When I am lonely, I talk with imaginary friends, sometimes I would read a book out loud acting like there was somebody listening.
TWO: At the age of 9 I would make banana pancakes and sell them to my family members . Looks like I had the enterprenuerial spirit.
SEIF KABELELE: Who have you really enjoyed working with so far and is there anyone out thee you haven't worked with yet you would really like to?
BETTY BONIFACE: Sometimes work can be so challenging, tough and rough but I really enjoyed working with the Compass Communications Team most especially Maria Sarungi for who is just like a sister and family to me. Also I’m enjoying working with AZAM TV. >>Am looking forward to working with many fair and professional people.
SEIF KABELELE: Walk through the day in YOUR life
BETTY BONIFACE: I always try to be myself, so I do not have a lot of things to stress about. I often do my home chores the night before and when morning comes am all fresh. I always wake up at 5:30 in the morning for my daily workouts and at 7:30 am already in the kitchen preparing breakfast for my family, I always make sure everything is at ease and that's when my beautiful day and hustle begins. Every day is a beginning of a new day.
SEIF KABELELE: How do you keep yourself motivates to go on and keep turning into something better?
BETTY BONIFACE: I have three things that I maintain and really help my motivation:Vision for myself,My passion and Experiments with something new. These three are quite enough to keep me motivated,powerful and helps me inject a dose if excitement which helps me discover a side of me that I didn't know existed.
SEIF KABELELE: You won the 2013 Miss Universe pageant immidiately your life was transformed. Tell me about your experiences to date. Does anything stand out?
BETTY BONIFACE: I would to start off by saying that every experience no matter what it is, good or bad, you will learn from it. That's just life. It's a great chance being in my position for you become responsible. There's a lot push and pull, being here and thee doing different things. These things build up a mind and makes it more stable. Am grateful to the opportunities the crown has afforded me which purely makes it a stand out.
SEIF KABELELE: There is a lot of politics involved behind the scenes of beauty pageant in Tanzania, what is the biggest lesson you have learnt in your climb to the top?
BETTY BONIFACE: I think the pageant system is about empowering women and I think it's aspect is great but when you take politics as something to distract you and your goals, it's not healthy and helpful. In my opinion, my personal choices are what matter most and I do realy think pageantry does empower women.