Beauty with a purpose
Her elegant talk, walk and feminine sweet natured behaviour prove
that she is perfect to be crowned the Miss Sri Lanka title.
She is multi talented and is the youngest Miss Sri Lanka ever crowned
Vinu Udani Siriwardene who is only 20 years old had the dream of
becoming a beauty queen even while she was schooling.
ANCL Chairman Managing Director Bandula Padmakumara with Miss
Sri Lanka for Miss World and Sunday Observer Editor Dinesh
Weerawansa. Picture by Thilak Perera
Being a shining character at Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda, she has
achieved many school level accomplishments.
Having all the desired requirements, she was crowned Derana Veet Miss
Sri Lanka for Miss World on March 31.
Speaking to Daily News, Vinu recalled the glorious moment of her
crowning. "It was a dream that I realized. I was overjoyed and
determined to bring victory to my country from the next pageant, Miss
International which is to be held in China in September. I participated
in the Miss Sri Lanka pageant last year as well. And I was selected to
the final 12. But due to my studies for A/L examination, I gave it up.
Now I have completed examinations and waiting to enter the university",
Vinu is a very calm and peaceful character who is very much
interested in Buddhism.
She does some charity work at Karagampitiya Dharmaraja Temple,
Dehiwala. She conducts a preschool there for poor children and shares
her talents with them whenever possible.
She is a very sporty character who can draw well. She teaches art to
those children to make them better artists.
"I believe in hard work, dedication and desire to achieve my goal. I
am dedicated to what I do and I work hard to achieve it and I advice
young girls to do the same. Outer appearance and beauty do not mean
everything to become a beauty queen.
But one has to have a humane heart with good qualities, confidence,
intelligence, personality and good behaviour.
Everybody has his or her own natural beauty, so I do not think one
should go after excessive beauty treatments", Vinu stressed.
These days she is getting ready to go to her next mega beauty
pageant, Miss International which is to be held in China.
She highly believes in herself and very confident that she would be
able to mark a victory there.
Further she is willing to join the film industry especially with
Buddhism based films.
She also wants to follow her strides in the catwalk and is will do
all this while being engaged in her higher studies.