Sophie Vijay - Congeniality Winner
What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favourite sound would have to be, without a doubt, the sound of laughter! Laughter is an element of beauty and spreads joy and happiness to people all around the word, a key ingredient to a positive and happy life. It is also the best medicine for cheering anyone up!
What according to you is a true friend?
The talent to heal and give strength to those suffering. I have worked with Joshua's Wish which helps provide experiences for children aged 0-25 years, suffering from terminal cancer. The determination that these people have is admiring. I would want to help them beat cancer with healing.
How do you handle criticism?
My best habit is how driven I am to succeed and be proactive in working towards my goals. I love having something to work on and the feeling of achievement. After all, there's nothing like working hard for something and being rewarded for it!
When was the last time you tried something new?
Of course I do, I am only human. Nobody is perfect, but I want to work on my imperfections and one day become an independent, successful young woman. All mistakes are a learning curve.
Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Being mixed race has exposed me to a wide variety of foods, I enjoy traditional Sri Lankan foods which allow me to spend time cooking with my grandmother, but my favourite has to be the traditional English roast dinner cooked by my Mother!