Ethiopia's Dina Fekadu was included among the 20 women, deemed most beautiful in the world at the 2006 Miss Universe contest. But there is more to the 21-year old from Wollega, in western Ethiopia, than beauty alone. The 3rd year law and philosophy university student and her parents, spoke with VOA Afan Oromo reporter Jalene Gemeda.
She said she hoped to win, but is content with her high ranking in the contest, held Sunday July 23rd, in Los Angeles. She cited Nelson Mandela as her role model for "sticking to principles and leading an exemplary life." Dina says her goal is to become a successful lawyer and philanthropist and advance the cause of women in Ethiopia. (click the link above to listen to the interview)