The Queen of Hearts 2008: Lilian Opondo

In the year 2008, Lilian Opondo from Kenya was chosen to represent the multiethnic face of Finland. During her reign, Lilian took part in and helped organise different cultural events.

In the contest, Lilian won both the audience and the judges over with her determination, kindness and cheerful personality. As her talent performance, she chose to treat the judges to her cooking that she served African style with some of her friends. Smiling Lilian explained that she wanted to show everyone in the audience that "there was a real woman in the house."

As The Queen of Hearts,Lilian gave speeches and interviews on issues concerning international women in Finland. She also put together several ethnic fashion shows. One of her objectives as a Queen was to support and promote female designers specialising in ethnic clothing.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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