Interview with Jessica Borg – Miss Zebbug

Name: Jessica Borg

Status: In a relationship

Occupation: Doctor

Locality you represent: Haz-Zebbug

Siblings: Two younger brothers – Andrew, 21 and Patrick, 17

Describe yourself in one word: Content

Why did you apply for Miss Malta?

I did not apply for Miss Malta myself. My mother secretly filled in the application form for me while I was struggling hard with my final med school exams. When I received the phone call for the audition I was over the moon. I had something so refreshing to look forward to. I just couldn’t wait to give it a go!

How do you feel that you have been chosen as one of the 12 finalists?

I feel so thrilled with the whole idea that even thinking about it gives me the goosebumps. I am having so much fun and I am truly savouring every minute. I feel very grateful that the judges have chosen me to represent my hometown. Most importantly I feel that I have the duty to bring out the best in myself and portray a positive image to the public, since this will reflect not only on myself, but also on all the people connected to me – my family, the people from my hometown, my colleagues and my patients.

Abroad, which country did you like best?

Scotland, Edinburgh in particular. I love the history, the architecture, the culture, the people… not so much the weather though!

Which country do you wish to visit?

Mozambique or any other third world country – I would like to experience poverty first hand and give a helping hand.

Something you cannot live without?

Love

A person you cannot live without?

The most important person in my life is my mother. She gives me courage when I’m hopeless, advice when I’m confused, unconditional love, and has made me a better person in so many ways.

Stranded on an island. You can only take 4 objects. What would you take?

  1. Water distiller to convert sea water into drinking water
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Saw
  4. Whistle

Idol?

My late grandmother, who through her actions thought me the beautiful things in life – simplicity, humility, appreciation, love and happiness.

How did you enter the world of modelling? Age?

My aunt took my first decent photo when she bought her new camera about two years ago. Since then I started being approached by photographers for various photo-shoots.

You won the lottery. What would you do with the money?

I would invest it so that the sum of money would keep on growing. With the money I make out of that, I would sponsor research campaigns, donate to charity, and take a year off work in order to travel and do missionary work. Of course, I would treat my loved ones with gifts too J

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? 

A more independent and confident woman, climbing up the career ladder.

Something you are proud of, you did yourself. 

Donating my hair to locks of love, a year and a half ago.

Something that makes you angry: 

Condescending people

Who is your hero? 

Alexander Fleming and his world-changing discovery of penicillin.

Romantic dinner or clubbing? 

Romantic dinner. Nothing like good food, a glass of wine and an engaging conversation.

Morning or evening?

Evening – the time to let my hair down and unwind

Wakes early or sleeps late?

Both! Life is short!

Hobbies?

Bellydancing, Travel.

Tattoos?

Tattooing is an art and a form of expression, but I don’t see myself doing one in the near future.

 

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