LanguagesSpanish, English, French
Current OccupationStudent : Industrial Engineering
“What we do for peace, progress and happiness in the world remains and becomes immortal.”
Maria Alejandra is studying Industrial Engineering at the Technological University of Pereira. Born in the city, she grew up in Florida before returning to her home town. Altruistic, Maria has ambitions of becoming an entrepreneur, using her degree to develop low cost medicines. Aside from her career goals, Maria has an active lifestyle, enjoying a variety of sports as well as being passionate about music. She loves to listen to pop, rock, Latin and Arabic music, and she enjoys contemporary and traditional Colombian dance. Maria prefers to read novels and spiritual books, and she also loves nature and adores animals.
“Colombia is a magical reality; the only risk of coming is that you’ll want to stay!"
What’s your current favourite website?
“Ted.com, Ideas are worth spreading.” This website is a global set of conferences which talk about science, culture, technology, social and academic topics.
If you could invite anyone (living or historic) to dinner, who would it be and why?
I would be honoured to invite Pope Francis. He is a humanity leader. He proclaims peace, love, brotherhood, tolerance and respect for life.
What would be your dream job?
My dream job would be as an industrial engineer, to commercialise low cost medicine, to help less privileged people, accessible for everyone.
If you could work with any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
I would have loved to work with Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. She left a marvellous legacy that revolutionized the world of women’s fashion.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
I could not live without mascara. This beauty product makes our eyes more expressive.
Mac or PC?
Mac, because of its quality, elegance and function.
Sweet or Savory?
Sweet. I am a very sweet person and have a sweet tooth.
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would like to have the power of Professor X in the X-Men, his abilities were: genius-level intellect, telepathy, hypnosis, mind reading and control, empathy. Basically mental power for the good of humanity.
Which Challenge Events do you feel most confident about?
I feel most confident about the Beauty with a Purpose challenge.
Why did you enter Miss World?
I seek to be Miss World 2015. It is a dream that will allow me to use the outstanding force of Miss world’s Beauty with a Purpose, to save lives of thousands of children that need our help.