The first Miss Haiti in 22 years is not the typical contestant you'd find in a beauty pageant. She is a young lawyer who speaks four languages and is happy to be able to help her country after the horrific earthquake that devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation last January.
In a recent interview at the Miss Universe headquarters in New York, Sarodj Bertin spoke with The Associated Press about the importance of her new role, how she expects to help her country and a mishap that would have been the end of the world to any other contestant: Her luggage with her entire Miss Universe wardrobe disappeared on a recent flight to Miami.
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Photos of Miss Haiti are from missuniverse.com
Don't forget to watch the show its live on nbc on Monday 9/8c.