Fast Confession - Miss Czech republic 2020 and model Karolína Kopíncová: I'd like to return from Miss World with the crown
Karolína Kopíncová is the acting Miss Czech republic. However, her reign was affected by the pandemic and a lot of things have changed, including the date of the Miss World competition, which eventually moved to December of this year. Karolína is thus in full preparation mode for the competition. In the interview for LP-Life, she told us what she was most worried about and what else awaits her so she can be 100% ready. And her goals are not small, because she would like to bring the crown from Puerto Rico.
Karolína, last year's Miss World was moved to this year. How is it going? Preparations are in full swing?
That's right, it was moved from Bangkok to Puerto Rico. I already know that it will be happening on December 17th. Preparations should already be in full swing as well. But since I still have school and the state exams now, I'm a bit behind. But as soon as I'm done, we have to start working hard.
What all did you have to conform to it? Do you have any special training, diet? You mentioned on the Instagram stream that you still have to hone your English. How is it going with your English?
I have a tutor. And also soon I'll be staying for a month in Milan, where I'll speak only English, which should also help me. I'm diligent as much as I can, but I haven't been speaking it for almost two years now and I started being afraid of making mistakes, so I stopped speaking it altogether instead, which was the biggest mistake in the end. But now, I feel better with my tutor, we also speak sometimes with my boyfriend at home, I'm not shy in front of him. So maybe I'd be able to improve it until November.
Is English the thing you are most worried about before leaving for Miss World?
It's probably the English, because there you need to be able to speak on a really good level. Those girls are really good speakers and it's a big difference when there is a native speaker and then someone like me comes up next. On the other hand, I think I'm a pretty good actress. So if I'm not sure about something, I try to talk around it somehow. I really don't want to underestimate it, it's the discipline I have to prepare for the most. But you experience this once in a lifetime. I'll be there for a month, meeting 130 girls from all over the world. I think it will be one of the most beautiful, but also the most difficult months of my life.
And what's your goal after going there? What will you be satisfied with?
With the crown.
Those are no small goals...
They're not, but you know what they say. One must have high goals, to be able to reach higher. It's very difficult to succeed in a competition like Miss World, I'm aware of it, but I try to think about what it will give me and at the same time it motivates me. But it's not that if it fails, which is very likely, that I'd be disappointed. I'll try to put my everything into it. I want to get to the point where I won't tell myself after the finals - I should have done this and that differently. As soon as I get to that point, I know I'll be proud of myself.
Your reigning year was a little different than usual. Do you regret not being able to enjoy it fully? Fashion shows and all those things...?
It's true that about two months after the announcement, I really enjoyed it. It was a different job every day, a different company and I really love meeting new people. It was an oasis for me. But on the other hand, I think that for what kind of times we were in, we were able to come up with a lot of nice projects, when it was still possible. Plus, I think I'll make up for it. The new winner of Miss Czech Republic won't be announced until the spring of 2022, so I still have almost a year ahead of me. If nothing goes wrong and covid slowly leaves us, I believe I'll still be able to enjoy it.
You often share pictures with your long-term boyfriend on your Instagram. So the so-called "Miss disease" missed you...
It must have missed me. We've been together for almost four years now and what he has done for me in that time, few would have done. So I value him very much and I wouldn't give him up to anyone, I'm keeping him.
Wasn't he even a little jealous when you told him you had signed up for the Miss?
We are both quite similar in nature. In Miss, I'm around a lot of attractive men, just as he's in a circle of beautiful women. So it's not like one has something that the other doesn't. In addition, we go to a lot of events together, and this is the alpha-omega of not letting any problems arise.
A gap between the teeth. Very popular among models, it's usually perceived as something that sets you apart. Do you see it the same way?
My gap is because of an accident. I wiped the blacktop with my face, I didn't have it before that. I wanted to get braces back then, because I didn't like the gap. But because I had a broken tooth, they couldn't give them to me. So I gradually learned to like my gap. But I have to say that when you look at Miss World, those girls there are beautiful and perfect. Even a trifle plays a role there.
Do you see it as an imperfection then?
Now, probably yes. I see it as a positive factor for the Czech market. It's something unique, people take notice of you. But what people like here may not be what they like at Miss World. Overall, I would like to fix my teeth. My lower ones also look like a game of Tetris. So, we'll see.