It is an honor to present Anya Kod, Model, Beauty Queen, Mrs. South Florida America 2023, World’s Most Beautiful Woman, from the United States.
Anya is also an award-winning therapist and best-selling author and gives me a valuable international interview.
Welcome Anya Kod!
1.- Anya, you were born in USA, what do you like about your hometown in USA?
Growing up in the United States after immigrating from Kharkov, Ukraine, I have lived in several towns and cities in Massachusetts for over 22 years. One of my favorite aspects of my hometown is the ocean. Living close to the coast has allowed me to appreciate the beauty and power of nature, and it has helped me to stay grounded in my experiences. There is something about being near the ocean that brings a sense of calm and perspective, which is important in our fast-paced and often chaotic world.
2.- What are your hobbies? What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
I can tell you that my hobbies include anything related to art and creativity. I absolutely love photography and have even started a project where I work with young women to help them feel beautiful and empowered through modeling. This project involves not only taking photos but also doing hair, makeup, and styling to create stunning looks that boost their confidence and make them feel amazing. When I see the transformation in these women and the way they carry themselves after a photoshoot, it brings me so much joy and fulfillment.
As for what makes me laugh, I have a pretty silly sense of humor and enjoy a good joke or playful banter with my friends and family. I also love watching comedy shows and movies, especially ones that poke fun at everyday situations and make light of our quirks and foibles. Overall, I believe that laughter and creativity are essential for a happy and fulfilling life.
3.- Model, Beauty Queen, Mrs. South Florida America 2023, World’s Most Beautiful Woman, when do you decide to take your first steps as a model and beauty pageants? What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized influencer woman today?
For many people who become models or participate in beauty pageants, their passion for these pursuits starts at a young age. In my case, I grew up around cameras and my dad’s photography business, which sparked my interest in modeling. I entered my first pageant when I was just 14 years old and have since gone on to win several titles, including Miss Ukraine International, Miss Teen Massachusetts All American, Mrs. Massachusetts USA Universal, Mrs. Florida’s Perfect Woman, World’s Most Beautiful Woman, and Mrs. South Florida America.
Achieving my dreams and passions as a model and beauty queen has been incredibly fulfilling. I feel grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and the recognition I have received as an influencer and role model. However, what gives me the most satisfaction is the positive impact that I can have in my community. Whether it’s raising awareness for a charitable cause or inspiring others to pursue their dreams, I believe that being a recognized influencer woman gives me a platform to make a difference in the world, and that is what truly drives me.
4.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Anya in each activity carried out as a person and model?
I always stay true to myself and my beliefs. I believe that authenticity is key to success and I never compromise on my values or integrity. In addition, I truly love what I do, and I always try to have fun and enjoy the process. I believe that when you do what you love, it never feels like work.
Whether I’m modeling or participating in pageants, I always bring my unique perspective and personality to the table. I think that’s what makes me stand out as a model and a person. I also strive to make a positive impact in everything I do, whether it’s raising awareness for a charitable cause or inspiring others to pursue their passions.
Overall, my distinctive, unique stamp is my authenticity, passion, and commitment to making a positive difference in the world. I believe that by staying true to myself and my values, I can make a lasting impact and inspire others to do the same.
5.- What’s is the main virtue that any woman must have to be an international model?
I believe that the main virtue any woman must have to be an international model is passion and purpose. Modeling is not just about looking beautiful or striking a pose, it’s about conveying a message and inspiring others. If a woman has a strong passion and purpose behind her work, it will shine through in every photo and every event that she attends.
Passion and purpose are what drive a model to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed in the industry. It’s not just about having good looks or a great body, but about using those attributes to make a positive impact and send a message to the world. When a woman is passionate about what she does and has a clear purpose behind her work, it makes her a force to be reckoned with in the modeling industry.
6.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be models? How important is it to you to be an idol for manygirls and teenagers?
I am very much aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who aspire to be models. It’s an honor and a responsibility that I take very seriously. I believe that being a role model and an idol for many girls and teenagers is an important part of my work as a model and a beauty queen.
However, I also understand that being an influential woman is not just about looks or outward appearances. It’s about being beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. That’s why I feel so proud of the work that I’ve done in my community, and the recognition that I’ve received for it. In addition to being named World’s Most Beautiful Woman, I also received a “Spirit Award” from Pageantry magazine, which is known as the “Oscar of pageantry,” for my community work and involvement. I am also a recipient of 5 gold medals for community service, and a President’s Lifetime Achievement award.
For me, being an influential woman means using my platform to make a positive impact in the world, both through my modeling work and through my involvement in the community. It’s about inspiring others to be their best selves and to make a difference in their own way. If I can be a role model and an inspiration for young girls and teenagers who aspire to be models, then that’s something that I take great pride in.
7.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
I have been in front of a camera for as long as I can remember. My dad was a photographer and I grew up around cameras, so modeling in front of a video camera was something that came naturally to me. It was a comfortable and familiar experience that I enjoyed from the very beginning.
However, my first beauty pageant was a different story. While I was used to being in front of a camera, competing in a pageant was a new and exciting experience for me. I was stepping outside of my comfort zone and taking on a new challenge. It was a little nerve-wracking at first, but it was also thrilling and unforgettable.
Overall, I believe that stepping outside of our comfort zones and challenging ourselves is essential for personal growth and development. While modeling in front of a video camera may have been familiar to me, competing in my first beauty pageant was definitely outside of my comfort zone. But by taking that leap of faith and pushing myself to try something new, I was able to grow and become a better version of myself.
8.- What do you think about the power of social media today?
I think that social media has an incredibly powerful impact on our world today. It allows us to connect with people from all corners of the globe and share our thoughts and ideas with a wider audience. In particular, social media can be a powerful tool for positive change, enabling us to raise awareness about important issues and advocate for causes that we care about.
9.- How do you like to interact with your followers on social media? What’s your favorite social media?
I have only recently become more active on social media, as I used to prefer to keep a low profile and not draw too much attention to myself. However, I have come to realize that social media can be a powerful tool for connecting with my followers and sharing my experiences with a wider audience.
When it comes to interacting with my followers on social media, I like to be genuine and authentic. I try to respond to as many comments and messages as I can, and I always appreciate when my followers reach out to me with questions or comments. It’s important to me to foster a sense of community and connection with my followers, and I believe that social media can be a great way to do that.
As for my favorite social media platform, I don’t necessarily have a favorite. I think each platform has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and it’s important to use them in a way that aligns with your values and goals. For me, social media is a way to connect with my followers and share my experiences, so I try to use whichever platform is most effective for achieving those goals.
10.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
I would advise young people who have talent but are afraid to take the next step to simply go for it. Fear should not hold you back from pursuing your dreams and passions. It’s important to try new things and decide for yourself if it’s something you want to continue doing. Don’t let self-doubt or the opinions of others stop you from pursuing your goals.
For parents who do not support their children’s talents, I would advise them to listen to their children and support their interests. It’s important for parents to be open-minded and encourage their children to pursue their passions, even if they may not fully understand or agree with them. Ultimately, children need to be supported in their pursuit of their talents and passions, so that they can grow and develop into the best versions of themselves.
In both cases, it’s important to take that first step and try something new. With hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, anything is possible. Don’t let fear or lack of support hold you back from achieving your dreams. Just go for it!
11.- What important lessons have you learned from the world of fashion and beauty pageants?
I have learned many important lessons from my experiences in the world of fashion and beauty pageants. One of the most important lessons I have learned is the value of emotional intelligence. In the highly competitive world of modeling and beauty pageants, it’s easy to get caught up in the drama and the pressure to succeed. But emotional intelligence teaches us to be self-aware, to control our emotions, and to focus on the things that we can control.
As a model and a beauty queen, you can only control yourself – your decisions, actions, values. The rest is outside of your control, and it’s important to learn to let it go. This is a lesson that applies not just to modeling and beauty pageants, but to life in general. Learning to focus on what you can control and let go of the things you can’t is essential for success, happiness, and inner peace.
12.- Anya, being a model for you has been easy? Were there obstacles? How did you overcome obstacles?
Being a model has not always been easy for me. I am not a traditional model, as I am only 5’6″ tall, and I was often told that it was impossible for me to make it in the industry with my height. But I refused to let that discourage me. When someone tells me that I can’t do something, it only fuels my determination to prove them wrong.
Overcoming obstacles has been a big part of my journey as a model. Whether it’s dealing with rejection, facing criticism, or navigating the competitive nature of the industry, there have been many challenges along the way. But I have always believed that with hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, anything is possible.
13.- Have you thought about being an actress? Do you like the entertainment industry?
I have actually done a number of acting gigs over the years, and have had the opportunity to work on some major movies. I was in Pink Panther 2, The Game Plan, Great Debaters, What’s Your Number, and several others.
I really enjoy working in the entertainment industry, whether it’s through modeling, acting, or other creative pursuits. It’s an exciting and dynamic industry that allows me to express myself in new and interesting ways, and to connect with people from all walks of life.
Acting, in particular, is a unique and challenging art form that requires a lot of skill and dedication. But I love the process of bringing a character to life and telling a story through my performance. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience that allows me to explore new facets of my creativity and push myself to new heights.
14.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
I believe that women have an important role to play in shaping the future of our society, both in the United States and around the world. While we have made great strides in the fight for women’s rights and equality, there are still many societies where women face discrimination and abuse on a daily basis.
As we continue to fight for women’s rights and equality, it’s important to remember that change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, effort, and dedication to make real progress. But with each step forward, we come closer to creating a world where women are truly equal and valued members of society.
15.- Anya, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
My motivation comes from a deep desire to make a positive impact on the world around me. Whether it’s through my modeling and acting work, my community service, or my personal relationships, I am always striving to be the best version of myself and to help others in any way that I can.
At the same time, I try to practice gratitude every day. I believe that gratitude is a powerful tool for cultivating happiness, inner peace, and fulfillment. By focusing on the good things in my life and expressing gratitude for them, I am able to stay positive and centered, even in the face of adversity.
16.- Anya, do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from USA?
I absolutely love to travel! I believe that traveling is a wonderful way to create happy memories, learn about new cultures, and expand your horizons. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to visit many different countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Mexico, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands.
Each country that I have visited has been unique and fascinating in its own way, with its own culture, cuisine, and history. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, as each one has left a lasting impression on me. But if I had to recommend some places to visit from the United States, I would definitely suggest Italy, France, and Mexico.
17.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
Marriage – Partnership
Children – Joy
Love – Connection
USA – Diversity
Travel – Exploration
Abortion – Choice
Dance – Rhythm
Sing – Harmony
Europe – Culture
America – Opportunity
Sport – Soccer
Money – Freedom
Parents – Love
Dreams – Fulfillment
Passion – Music
Madness Percentage – Inspiration
Character – Integrity
18.- Anya, your last words or final tips.
My final words would be to always follow your dreams and passions, and to never give up on what you believe in. Whether it’s in your personal life, your career, or your community, strive to be the best version of yourself and to make a positive impact on the world around you.
Remember to practice gratitude and stay present in the moment, even in the midst of adversity. And always be open to learning and growing, as this is the key to personal and professional success.
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Anya Kod – Ukraine – USA
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