South Korea - Amsterdam:
at the Miss Icons Headquarters will follow Dian Biemans during her
journey and stay in South Korea. We are proud that Dian choose our
partner Laurisa inspired to dress her for the pageant Miss Global Beauty
Queen 2011. Keep visiting our website and get informed...
06 May 2011
the morning we had to check out again. We went to another hotel, in
Seoul. It was three hours driving by bus. On our way to Seoul we had a
Lunch in the Moonmak Rest Area. After we checked in our new hotel, it
was time for rehearsals again.
In the afternoon it was time for
Prejudging!! We had to do a show in evening dress with a little
interview and in bikini as well. I think it went pretty well, so fingers
In the evening we had a fitting for the Korean
Traditional Dress, which we are also going to wear on the finals at the
10th of May. They looked so cute! And after that.. it was off course
time for rehearsals again until one o'clock in the night :P..
05 May 2011
morning we had a breakfast at the Salt River Restaurant. It was really
nice. After we went to do a Green Campaign at the Salt River. We had to
pick up trash that other people trowed away in the nature. And we also
did plant a tree.
we had lunch in the Gangneung Taeback Garden. It was a typical Korean
lunch. We were sitting on the floor with very low tables and eat real
we went to the beach and to the Jung Dong Jin Cruise to do a photo
shooting. It was so beautiful. We also had a dinner there.
was a great buffet! And in the evening we had a Wine Party at the VIP
of our hotel. Now it's already time to sleep again.. Tomorrow will be a
very exciting day, in the evening we have got the prejudging!!
04 May 2011
5 am: Time to wake up and have breakfast. With following a Tea Ceremony at the Temple.
that we left the temple and went with a bus to a resort. Our next stay
for two days.. It's a really nice resort! Miss Latvia is my roommate and
we are staying in a little ..
We had lunch and then some rehearsals. In the afternoon we did the
Traditional Costume Show. We had to do it on a street with old big
stones en big holes. I was wearing 13 cm high heels and my Laurisa national costume dress with the 4 kilo backpiece ;).
was a real challenge, but I made it hihi and everybody loved my dress..
A few girls fell on the ground, but I just kept on going en kept on
smiling :D! In the evening we went on a cruise. We had a great dinner in
there and also a little party :) with some dancing and fireworks! The
days are going so fast here, it's already 12 o'clock, so bedtime!
Tomorrow will be al long day..
03 May 2011
wanted to catch some sleep yesterday, because I was so tired. But it
wasn't my lucky day hihi.. We had meetings and rehearsals all day until 3
o'clock in the night. And we had to wake up at 6 o'clock in the
morning. So again only 3 hours for sleeping :P.
morning we had to pack our bags and suitcases again to leave the hotel
for a stay in the Ryun Temple were we will stay for two days. First we
had a lunch in the Temple. Following that we watched Admission Ceremony
and we did get a orientation. After that it's was our turn.. We were
having a meditation! It was a great experience and this give us a
opportunity to relax for a few minutes ;). We also made a lotus lamp.
And then we had a great dinner! Then it was time for the Bell-tolling.
It was a really big one, which you probably would hear on the other side
of the town. The next thing we did was having a Buddhist Service.. I
really enjoyed it, it's such a different culture as we have in the
Netherlands and I want to know everything about it! After that we made
Buddhist Rosary's. Now it is already 11 o'clock again and we are going
to sleep at the temple, all together with 50 girls on the floor :P! I
hope I will get some sleep and will look fresh tomorrow..
02 May 2011
traveling went well :), but now I have to start with today's program
without any sleep. This because I skipped a night's sleep because of the
8-hours time difference of South Korea and the Netherlands. So I left
the Netherlands in the morning and I arrived at South-Korea in the
morning as well ;). But I will just keep on going and I will try to
catch up some sleep tonight if possible.. I will keep you updated!
01 May 2011
is the day! I will be flying to Seoul - South Korea to represent the
Netherlands at the Miss Global Beauty Queen 2011 World Finals!!
Dian is representing the Miss Tourism organization Netherlands on behalf of Katia Maes.
I'm so excited to visit Seoul and to meet all the other girls!!
morning I woke up very early to drive to Schiphol Airport and take my
flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki. After a few hours of waiting in
Helsinki I could take my next flight to Seoul.
carried two big suitcases to the airport, within all my clothes, other
stuff and a few gorgeous evening gowns of Laurisa. I also carried a big
piece of handbagage, within my national costume. Greg and Cora (Laurisa) also designed a national costume for me with a great stage effect.
it was to big to fit into a suitcase, so I had to carry it in a big
bag. It looked like a was carrying a dead body with me, and I saw
everybody on the airport wondering 'What could it be!?'. The security
also checked me twice on both flights.. Just to be sure I guess, because
I definitely don't look like a criminal hihi ;)!
Cora and Greg: "we have a devoted friendship with Dian Biemans we wish her all the best during this pageant."