Introducing Miss Scuba Venezuela 2014
By reviewing quickly Miss Krystel Bendahan’s life I could clearly see she is adventurous. With only 21 years old, she accomplished a career in the most competitive university of Venezuela, and she decided to move far away to a completely different continent/culture. She moved to Singapore.
This action for a Latina is quite of a challenge. We are very VERY close to our families. For a young toddler — that is how our families will see us even when we are 40 years old — to move ALONE to the other side of the world shows determination, responsibility and courage to jump out of the nest so early. In Venezuela, mostly because of the high cost of life, we are able to live independently when we are around 35 years old — if we are lucky.She did not only hunt a job successfully in Singapore, she also worked and lived there for over three years.
Like myself, Krystel is obsessed about being an environmentally friendly world citizen. Since young age she took interest on topics of climate change. She was part of a group of young speakers for Vitalis (a Venezuelan Environmental NGO) and also took part at a World Bank Sustainability Program called “Youth Climate Change Champions” tackling our current global warming challenges.
Participation at MSI 2014
She really enjoys being certified open water advanced diver. At MSI 2014 she loved getting to know delegates from all over the world and getting lessons by WWF Malaysia about turtles and their conservation. The life cycle of marine turtles was something very impressive for her.
But her favorite part of the contest was spending time by the sea in Mabul Island, Malaysia. Also, getting acquaintance with the diving community at ADEX 2015 (Singapore).
“My first glance of Mabul Island was surreal: I was smiling in awe, thinking I must have arrived to paradise. Being at SMART was pure bliss. I am forever grateful for the time I spent there and the beautiful people that became my family for the 10 days of my peaceful stay resonating with the universe.” She states at her blog.
Being part of the MSI, gave Krystel new knowledge about ocean conservation and marine life, and further confidence to succeed in any environmental project.
Thank you Krystel for taking this opportunity and representing our country, opening the opportunities for us to follow!
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