Aged 23 and hailing from Ōtsu, Shiga, Sari Nakazawa is a model who takes pleasure in traveling. Being Miss Universe Japan has definitely allowed her to do so, while doing charity works at the same time.
An active advocate of the Red Cross, Sari has this to say about her love for volunteering work in an interview with the Japanese Red Cross Society : In September, I visited Jordan where there were many evacuated refugees from Syria. I took part in the refugee assistance activities run by the Jordan Red Crescent Societies.
“I was much moved knowing that the Red Cross offers helping hands world-wide offering humanitarian support to those who are suffering from the conflict. I’m happy to be able to join the Red Cross as a volunteer.”
“My visit to Vietnam & Cambodia as a first year high school student set off my interest in volunteering.” She recalls, “I was very shocked to observe how children live under such severe circumstances. I said to myself that I’m obligated to convey what I saw and felt. This experience urged me to apply to the Miss Universe Contest because the Miss Universe International Champion is given the privilege to participate in world-wide charitable activities. My role model is Audrey Hepburn. Not only do I admire her beauty but also her way of life. She contributed half of her lifetime to charitable activities. I would like to strive to achieve a similar lifestyle.”Ever since she won Miss Universe Japan, Sari has poured a lot of efforts into learning English as well. She wants to be able to blend in conversationally with the other contestants in order to maximize her participation in the 65th Miss Universe.
Will the course of the competition allow Sari’s sincere and heartfelt character to shine through? Only a short time this month will tell.
For now, share your inputs about her, dear readers.
courtesy of AP Archive