Saturday, January 24, 2009

Firehorse chats to Miss Virtual World Mimmi Boa

Firehorse Rearwin: You have been Miss Virtual world for a month now, what has surprised you most about your new role?
Mimmi Boa: At first i want to say "Thanks" to you and to all the staff of your newspaper for this interview, I appreciate your interest!

To answer your first question, I can say that after the first "astonishing moments" where I realized what was happening to me I started to work a lot to promote the imagine of Miss Virtual World as the organization required. So I had some photo sessions and interviews. After the election my life has not radically changed, I still do the things I did before: I teach, I model and I do my best to join every important fashion event.
I'm proud of my role and title and I will do my best to be a "cool" Miss!
FR: What are your ambitions for after your reign as Miss Virtual World?
Mimmi: My ambitious is to keep my name one of the most reliable one in the fashion world in the meantime an "inspiration", a "role model" for all the aspiring models.
FR: What prompted you to enter the contest originally?
Mimmi: The "rumor"around the most prestigious beauty contest of the grid is enormous and I joined it for curiosity, just to try!
At the time I submitted my entry to the organization (March 2008) I was an appreciate model with a good look so I told to myself to join the contest could be a good opportunity to be more visible; I'd never imagined I'd be here now talking with a journalist as the reigning Miss Virtual World!
When I was chosen as pre-finalist and then as official finalist I couldn't believe it !!! To be a finalist was meaning for me just itself a victory!

Firehorse: How did you choose the fabulous outfits you wore for the contest?
Mimmi: When I was chosen as official finalist I asked to my friend Sissy Pessoa, owner and designer of Baiastice to create for me a special dress.
She realized for me the incredible outfit I wore for the ball of Miss Elegance; a stunning pink unique dress very elaborated with a special design and a fab texture!
Edo Tone and Mami Jewell (of Styles of Edo) designed my "country" gown. After a briefing together we had a great idea and Edo did a kind of "miracle" replacing on the texture of the gown a particular of Michelangelo's masterpiece "universal judgment." .
The result was spectacular, Mami Jewell designed a simple but impressive gown and the texture gave to the dress the meaning I wanted to represent my country.
Italy, is art, history, beauty, so I thought Michelangelo could be the symbol of all this meaning and the public was surprised and shocked about my choice but the impact was exactly what I expected! We called it "the Universal Judgment gown" the success was incredible and Mami jewell had tons of request for selling the same gown but is one of a kind and it will remains the only one on SL.
Talking about the "formal gown" I had to wear a special release from a famous designer but for unfortunate RL issues they couldn't deliver it to me on time. I was really in a hurry with time and despite my inventory being full of beautiful dresses I was looking for something "special".
I visited lot of places, with a big mess in my head but nothing was enough good to convince me. I decided to try in the store of AnaLee Balut, a cool designer I love and I found it. Was love at first sight! When I saw the "Mata red" dress I knew it was my gown, I matched it with the "Hillary"pink corset and the result was the one all you know: a symphony of pink, oranges and salmon tones for something really stunning beauty! !
FR: Do you have a favourite SL designer?
Mimmi: I have several designers I love and I usually mix different pieces from designers to create something special. I'm testimonial of "Azul" the brand of Mami Jewell and of "Anubis Style" and I love them. As I wrote I love the style of AnaLee Balut, Baiastice, LeeZu Baxter, Indyra Originals, Paper Couture, Bianca Foulon,Thera Taurog, Bliss couture, Patrizia Blessed and more...more...more!!!!!!!!!
FR: So far, what has been the best thing about being Miss Virtual World?
Mimmi: This is the most important title we could ever win and the best thing is the prestige itself and the honour to be Miss Virtual World.
And as you certainly know, it was not only the beauty voted on by the judges but an ensemble of things: elegance, attitude, behaviour; this means all the hard work I did the last year was recognised and I feel full of joy and pride! Miss VW was surely "The event", the best event SL ever had and to be part of it was just an incredible honour for me and for all the other girls!
FR: In what ways does your virtual life impact your First life?
Mimmi: My busy virtual life took me out a bit from my RL life but I love my SL and all I do is done with joy and enthusiasm!
I work a lot in my RL and I log in my evening after dinner; I have more time during the week end! Sl is a way to take a breath, a place where you can have your wish come true, the place where you can show your best skills.
I have two separate lives and if in my virtual life i'm a very known model and the reigning Miss Virtual World, in my first life I stopped modelling a lot of years ago. I sing with my (country rock) band and I also have a "serious"job in a pharmaceutical company!
FR: Do your SL friends treat you any differently now that you've won the title?
Mimmi: No, absolutely not!
I'm the same Mimmi as before so nothing is changed between me and my friends!
If somebody is envious ...her/his problem!
FR: What will your responsibilities be during the next year?
Mimmi: The responsibility of Miss Virtual World will be to represent herself at the best . Miss Virtual World is the iconography of class, elegance and attitude mixed with good behaviour and savoirfaire and I will do my best to be a special Miss, working hard to keep higher the expectation of the organization.

FR: Do you find you get asked to dance more often or are partners put off by the beauty queen title?
Mimmi: People know I'm happily married in SL (for almost one year) and I must say all the people respect this status! My life is not changed after I won; I still have fans, I still have people who call me to ask if I'm faithful to Salvo....but was the same also before!
FR: So many women in SL get asked if they are really men, does that question ever bother you?
Mimmi: Nobody asked me if i'm a man or a woman and nobody bored me with this question. We all know many SL women are men in RL ( and some men are women....) and this doesn't impress me so much because every person is free and I respect everybody!
In some part of the world homosexuality still be a problem and several people use SL to take out their real soul, their true personality.
Is sad to think SL can be the only way for some persons to live their dream life.
I respect all, I love all the nice good behaviour people and I don't care if they are a different gender in their first life!
FR: If you could have anything in SL what would it be?
Mimmi: Lots of money, tons of money to help who need a concrete support for their health in RL!
I know money couldn't give us happiness....but they can help to have a good hospital, the best medicines and assistance. I have heard too many sad stories........ I would like to give them a hope and a smile again!
Mimmi Boa

Firehorse: Thank you for your time Mimmi