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Charming and cheerful Regina Gorlanova was chosen as the miss of the last winter month. Shortly after the registration, Regina has managed to break through from the newly-accepted participant to the leaders. At the moment she keeps the leading positions in the top 10 in Insta Asia beauty contest . In her interview miss February told us why Jakarta attracted her so much and that her ideal man should be quite far from ideal…
IFX: Hello, Regina. The final of the contest is quite far, do you consider the miss February nomination as your little victory?
RG: Hello! Yes, I’m very pleased with that kind of attention from the management, thank you.
IFX: How did you learn about the InstaForex? Have you ever had any experience of cooperation with our company before the registration in the contest?
RG: Actually, I’ve learned about the company only when I took part in the contest. My former classmate and friend, who is a Forex trader, proposed me to take part in the contest. This is new and interesting experience for me so I accepted this invitation with great pleasure!
IFX: What made you take part in Miss Insta Asia contest? Dou you really want to win or the prize is not the reason why you have registered in the contest?
RG: Firstly, I was so excited that I checked the rating and comments every day. But as this contest is very long, I decided to let it take this course. This is an interesting experience; it is similar to an online game. I wouldn’t say that the victory is my sole intention; for me the participation itself is interesting.
IFX: Have you ever taken part in any contests including beauty contests? (If you have, then in which ones and what places did you take)
RG: I’m not a gambler in my nature and I’m not very fond of contests and competitions. I took part in the contests only if my friends encouraged me to do so.
IFX: Tell us about yourself. What are your plans for the future after the graduation from university?
RG: I do modeling and acting and this really inspires me. Thus, I’m not sure that shortly after the graduation I will work as graphic designer. Perhaps I will try myself in another field.
IFX: Do you like the long-term planning for years or at least months? Can you follow the plan precisely or do you take the most of your decisions spontaneously? Do you think it is important for a Forex trader?
RG: No, I absolutely cannot manage the long-term planning! I’d better deal with plans for a week or even for a day. I like spontaneous events and decisions, as they give a lot of emotions. I like the unpredictability but sometimes the planning is necessary. Expectations can bring too much worry, so I to take it easy.
For a Forex trader it is important, of course, to elaborate its own strategy and follow it, to be aware of the peculiarities of the world market. A trader must know how to analyze and forecast events but it is also important to take spontaneous decisions and change one’s plans. Moreover, you should have a good intuition and not to afraid of risks!
IFX: Suppose you were invited to play a role in cinema, what character would you consider interesting to play and why?
RG: I like different genres of cinema and different characters. To reveal my actor’s potential and for my personal experience I would be interested in playing the opposite characters or the characters of different genres– from cartoon or comics to deep emotional drama.
IFX: Which of your qualities are mostly appreciated by your family?
RG: It is quite complicated to speak of your virtues especially from the point of your family. But I often hear that my family appreciates my support, compassion, understanding, care, easy temper and sense of humor, I suppose. Without these qualities it is quite hard to live in this world.
IFX: You are quite creative person according to your hobbies and photos. As any creative person you must have some “peculiarities”, mustn’t you? Would you tell us about the strangest event in your life?
RG: The strangest event…that’s an interesting question. Something like eating salty crackers with sweet jam? It is quite hard to speak of your own peculiarities. I think other people see a lot of them in me…The only thing I can say is that I don’t like compliments as they make me laugh and I want to run away. It’s strange because to my mind every girl should know how to take compliments. I do not know how to do that yet and I can take them only if they are concrete and true.
IFX: In your questionnaire you mentioned that you like travelling very much. What places that you visited were the most remarkable for you?
RG: Each place is special and dear to you in its own way…Certain meetings, events, atmosphere are remembered in your memory and heart. At the moment I can say the most remarkable for me was Indonesia, particularly Jakarta. This place is wonderful: there are a lot of nice and friendly people, interesting events, you can always do what you like. The place is perfect as it combines opposite things: wildlife and industrial architecture, wealth and poverty, work and entertainment. Though there are a lot of talks about Bali and how many Russians are there. I hope to visit this island one day.
IFX: What is your ideal man?
RG: Ideal man…first of all he should not be ideal. Little imperfections make the person more attractive, either its individuality or appearance. I like smart and kind men with easy temper. Sense of humor is also necessary. I like men that can make you laugh and laugh by himself, men with eloquent eyes, cheerful smile and big beautiful hands!
IFX: Do you think that the beauty can save the world?
RG: Absolutely, the beauty can save and it saves the world! But it is also necessary to consider not only the outside beauty but the inner beauty as well. If a person is beautiful inside, he will be beautiful outside. But whatever beautiful your face is, you cannot be attractive without the inner beauty. All people try to be beautiful but in different ways. You should choose the right one.
IFX: Your figure is perfect! Would you tell us your secret: is it sport, beauty salon or the nature’s gift?
RG: I’m very flattered, thank you very much, though I don’t think so. Surely genetics is important for figure but actually any figure can be beautiful. The point is how you feel in your body: comfortable or not, whatever they say. It is important to show the advantages of your figure. But if you are perfectionist then you should do sport, eat healthy food and love yourself. This is the key to your success. Personally, I like sport and enjoy physical exercises; I like healthy food. But to be honest I’ve never been obsessed with this as the nature let me not to do so! And I cannot help eating something sweet, this is my personal passion and the secret of the good mood.
IFX: Regina, at the moment your rating is one of the highest. How did you manage to collect that large amount of votes in the shortest period? Why do you think the guests of the site vote for you?
RG: Personally I have no idea of how do the people choose the one from the whole amount of these charming girls. Do they look at each one or immediately stop at the one they liked. So I cannot say anything on this subject. I simply hope that people enjoy my photos and feel a little warmer and energetic when they see my look. And I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. I’m still surprised but I’m very grateful, it’s appreciating. Thank you!
IFX:Regina, we thank you for your interesting and informative answers. We wish you every success and let your dream –trip to Bali – will come true!
Added by Alexandra Melyukhova,
A young mother, trader, financial adviser and author of a book for children – it is all about Marina Zhabina, a participant of the Miss Insta Asia beauty contest coming from Khabarovsk. She managed to be top-rated from the very first days of the contest. We decided to find out what it takes to combine all the above mentioned roles.
IFX: Good day, Marina. We would like to start off by thanking you for giving us an interview. Please tell us a little about yourself.
MG: I got a degree in the field of construction and programming, however, against logic, I work in the sphere of finance. I am a financial adviser, helping people get on well with their own money.
IFX: A constructor-programmer?
MG: Yes, an engineer-constructor and programmer. My speciality is automated building design systems. To tell the truth, I do not know what made me choose a truly male profession.
IFX: How did you come to work in the financial sphere?
MG: It was a chance that brought me to the world of finance! In the age of 20 I got an idea that even though we are taught many subjects, there is a huge gap left: we lack knowledge about our money. Presently, schools and institutes are introducing disciplines developing financial literacy. I have never been happy with following the “earn-spend-earn” principle, so I started to search for relevant information and people who could share their knowledge, and eventually I found them!
IFX: And then you became one of such people…
MG: Exactly! Money is an integral part of our life. Even though people say that money cannot buy happiness, lack of money troubles makes them much happier. I am glad I succeeded in solving these troubles.
IFX: In the profile you described yourself as “a creative yet mathematically inclined person”. How do you manage to reconcile the mathematical mind with the creativity? Is such duality advantageous in life or on the contrary?
MG: Since the age of 4 I have written verse and prose, painted pictures, attended a music academy and theatre studio, took dance classes; so by the moment of entering a higher education institution I had creativity overdose. That is why I chose a technical speciality. At that time I was in love with advanced maths: I could solve three pages of logarithmic equations in one go. However inclination to creativity overruled my zest for maths: I found a job in the TV industry and spent two years managing my own project. By the way, I am presently completing a fairytale. I can’t wait for my fairytale to be published.
IFX: Please tell us more about your book.
MG: Well, the book is titled A Little Big Secret. This is a fairytale which teaches to set goals and achieve them, believing in yourself. The book is a kind of practical guide for children put as a fairytale. I am planning to present part of the released copies to Russian orphan asylums as it is especially important for children without parents to find a source of self-efficacy belief.
IFX: In your profile you also said that you are an achiever, so you have a goal-oriented lifestyle. What is your main achievement in life so far?
MG: I am proud of everything I have today. In every sphere I am engaged I show results highly assessed by others. For instance, there are no people of my age holding a leading position in my professional field. Top managers thought it was impossible. But I did it, even though I do not attach prior significance to having a job because I have a year-and-a half old son. So, this is the achievement I am the most proud of. My friends keep wondering how I manage everything: raising a child, showing excellent results at work, looking after myself, cooking meals three times a day and exploring something new.
IFX: How did you learn about the Miss Insta Asia beauty contest? Why did you decide to participate in it?
MG: I began cooperation with InstaForex Company at the end of the last contest season. Then I decided to take part in the contest if there is another season. I am a woman, apparently, a beautiful woman. And I am a trader; I would be happy to employ the main prize in trading. The victory would bring me closer to the goal of publishing my book. I guess it is not worth mentioning charity which I do it regularly. Showing myself is not a real motive as well: there are many other ways to do it. I just came to win!
IFX: You also donate money to charity, don’t you?
MG: Yes, I do, for a long time. It is quite simple. I regularly transfer funds to accounts of reliable charity funds, sometimes to accounts of certain children in need for expensive treatment. It was a shock for me to learn how many children actually need support. Every little helps! This method is more effective than finding a person or an organization to pay for the treatment of someone’s child.
IFX: Our contest is called Miss Insta Asia. Marina, what does Asia mean to you?
MG: I was born and presently live in the Asian part of the Russian Federation. But real Asia is something more than just a place on the globe. Asia means seducing eyes of Indian women, wisdom and diligence of Chinese people, honour of Japanese samurai and passion of Caucasians. Asia implies a numerous contrasts. Moreover, Asia is home for 4 out of 7 billion people of the world.
IFX: To your mind, are women coming from the Asian part of Russia and from Asia as such different from European women?
MG: In my opinion, Asian women are true women in the ancient meaning of this word. They are real domestic goddesses. As for European women, they are mostly emancipated and independent.
IFX: What about you? Which group do you belong?
MG: I am fortunate to have such a good man beside as my husband. He makes me a true woman. After all, a woman’s greatest strength is her weakness. And I can be weak!
IFX: What was the starting point of your forex trading way?
MG: It was my desire to open up to the opportunities life provides. There was a certain period when I was considering all offers I got. I went through a lot of offers; Forex persisted.
IFX: What is your current attitude to trading on the foreign exchange market? Do you regard it as a permanent job or rather a hobby?
MG: This is my job which makes most part of my income. Besides, I am now strengthening partner relationships with InstaForex Company: I am planning to open a representative office in the city I live in.
IFX: It will be our pleasure to cooperate with you. Thank you very much for the interview. We wish you luck in both the contest and trading!
Added by Kseniya Vedenko,
The third season of the unique beauty contest Miss Insta Asia has started recently getting more and more interesting with each stage. Traders close their terminals more often to open the contest home page. Every day we can see new beautiful participants and more photos. The enormous amount of comments points at the unbelievable activity of fans. In the last month of 2011 we had the interview with one of the leaders of our contest’s open voting. This girl represents the Northern Capital of Russia – St. Petersburg. Please welcome Darya Shlykova.
IFX: Hello Dariya. First of all, we would like to thank you for your attention to our contest and your participation in it! The first question is very common – why did you register for Miss Insta Asia contest and was it the first experience for you?
DS: It was my husband who advised me to take part in the contest. For me it was for the first time.
IFX: How did your friends react when they had learned that you were going to participate in the beauty contest?
DS: They wished me luck.
IFX: Let us talk about Forex. What was your first acquaintance with currency trading and why did you decide to trade? What are the main advantages of Forex trading to your mind?
DS: Accidentally I saw the advertisement in the Internet and I got curious. Firstly, you have to make decisions yourself, secondly, there is no such a concept as “working day” and, finally, this is very exciting.
IFX: Do you think there are some specific qualities of women that could help them to be more successful on Forex than men?
DS: I think that there is no difference whether you are a man or a woman. The personal qualities, self-discipline and appetite for learning are the key factors.
IFX: What is your main difficulty in trading and how do you manage it?
DS: There is a saying: “Cut the losses let your profit grow”. Unfortunately, we cannot always follow this simple rule.
IFX: In your questionnaire you said that you like football. Some might say that Forex and football are not for women. Do you have any objections?
DS: Well, many men, many minds. I think that you should not divide interests between men and women. As to football, I like it so much for its energetic and excitement.
IFX: There are some quite old-fashioned films in the list of your favorites; you say that you like classical music; Dostoyevsky and Conan Doyle can hardly be named our contemporaries as well. Do you also follow such conservative strategies in trading or do you like experiments?
DS: I think I like experiments.
IFX: What is Forex for you? Is it a place where you can gain money or is it a hobby?
DS: A hobby.
IFX: Why would you like to go back in 1935? Why are you so interested in this period?
DS: 30-es were the turning point for our country: new ideals emerged; some concrete objectives were defined leading us towards the “happy future”. People believed that everything is possible.
IFX: Do you always follow the changes in rating? What can you say about other participants? Do you think someone deserves the victory more than others?
DS: No, not very often. It is quite difficult to give a preference to one as a lot of worthy and interesting girls take part in the contest.
IFX: You said that you wish to bring up at least 3 children. So the family life is more important for you than contests, charts, orders, etc.?
DS: Yes, surely home, kindness and the support from your nearest and dearest are much more important than any success. What are all our achievements for if there is no one to share with?
IFX: Do you feel tired from men’s attention? I’m sure that you are always chased by smiles and interested looks?
DS: Thank you but I do not pay any attention to it, I am absolutely happy in my life!
IFX: Many think that December is a magic month. Do you feel content that you were acknowledged Miss December? Do you think that it will help you in final voting? Or would you like your victory to be associated with a summer month?
DS: I am quite content though I like summer very much. But it seems to me that December is a magic time and everyone would like to believe in miracle.
IFX: What would you like to tell our readers for goodbye?
DS: I wish love and prosperity to everyone.
FX: Darya, we thank you for such interesting answers and wish you success in 2012!
Added by Kirill Kuznetsov,
Another month passed since the beginning of a new season in one of the most popular beauty contests ”Miss Insta Asia”. Dozens of new profiles, hundreds of new pictures, thousands of commentaries appeared on miss-instaforex-asia.com pages during this time. The most attractive participants managed to earn hundreds of rating points. Among them we can see Natalia Gorelova on the 5th position. A young mother, an amateur make-up designer, a rebel by nature that magically combines passion to explore and peaceful intentions, Natalia told us about her interest in ancient Egypt, the inspiration she found in yoga and her little prince Romario…
IFX: Hello, Natalia. Have you ever participated in such contests before «Miss Insta Asia»?
NG: No, I haven’t.
IFX: Have you come across Forex trading? Have you heard anything about it?
NG: I only heard about it. Unfortunately I have quite a vague image of it.
IFX: In your profile you said you were into photography and make-up design. Why are you so interested in these activities?
NG: I’ve been into photography for quite a while; I enjoy spotting beauty in details and creating attractive images. Make-up design is a super attractive activity! I love the whole process from the beginning up to the final look when new edges of beauty appear.
IFX: What is your specialization? Do you like the chosen profession?
NG: I am a philologist, English and Russian teacher. Before my little baby was born I had been working at a school as an English teacher. Every teacher enjoys everything about their work except for the salary J
IFX: How long have you been practicing yoga and why did you choose this sport?
NG: I’ve discovered yoga quite recently during a TV show shooting I was engaged in. I was given a personal trainer and underwent the whole course with this wonderful woman. I felt like a new person! Fatigue and stress disappeared to make room for vivification and freshness!
IFX: You are a young mother yet a beautiful and slim young lady. How did you manage to keep that fit? Is it yoga or something else?
NG: Yes, I am a mother of one and a half year old Romario! He inspires me for many things and trying to make him proud of his mother among them. I breastfeed him and I’m planning to do this until he is two year old. Besides we move a lot and have tons of fun – this is my secret.
IFX: You also said you liked movies with Angelina Jolie. Do you like her acting talent or does she inspire you as a woman?
NG: I’ve loved this actress and woman for a long time. She encourages me with both her appearance and her actions! Her life is very close to me, we even have a few things in common: rebellious youth, experiments and gradual self-realization, as well as the way she finally found herself in family, children and charity! I am fascinated by her actions in this sphere!
IFX: You are into psychology; does it help you in everyday life, communication with people and perception of the world around you?
NG: It helps avoiding sharp edges, smoothening things in some situations and showing firmness in others.
IFX: What do you think is the guarantee of a successful marriage?
NG: These are understanding, respect, tolerance. The latter is the most important.
IFX: In your opinion, what features must a good wife have?
NG: Strong character and in the meantime mildness, wisdom and the ability to let your husband realize his uniqueness and your belief in his actions.
IFX: Your child is little yet, but you might have considered whom you wanted him to be?
NG: A lawyer, a politician or a businessman. It might seem common but I want to know his life is stable and protected.
IFX: Why are you interested in ancient Egypt? Did you study its history or are you simply attracted by the mysterious East?
NG: I’ve been fascinated by Egypt since my childhood, I don’t even know where this comes from. I’ve been interested in its mythology, history and culture. I even had a notebook where I used to write down interesting facts from encyclopedias, add cuts from magazines and newspapers, and even draw a comics with pharaohs, their escort, people and gods as characters.
IFX: Judging by the fact that you listen to instrumental music, you must be a calm and equable person. Or is it vice versa?
NG: It is pretty much the opposite, in such music I find peace for my rebellious and passionate nature.
IFX: In your profile you said you participated in the InstaForex contest in order to help an ill child. Can you please tell us a little more about this story?
NG: Of course. When being pregnant I spent a lot of time on a forum for current and future mothers; published my pictures from time to time. And recently I’ve received a message from one of the website visitors with a suggestion to participate in this contest for charity purpose – helping a baby! There are mothers that gave birth to children with health problems and they need constant financial assistance. I want to help one of these children.
IFX: Natalia, thank you for the interesting interview. You’ve told us so many fascinating facts about yourself! The purpose of your participation is really admirable. We sincerely hope you win and wish all babies and their mothers good health and more kind and sympathetic people around them!
Occasionally we have a chance to talk to prize winners of our contests, and for many participants such an interview would give much food for thought about. Winner’s experience can be replicated by traders at different InstaForex contests. Today we have a chance to meet Gennadiy Doroshkevich from Vasilievgrad. Gennadiy took the first prize in the “One Million Option” contest which was held from 31 October to 5 November.
IFX: When did you learn about InstaForex Company and became its customer?
GG: I learned about the company and became its customer nearly a year ago. Looking for companies that held contests for demo accounts, I found InstaForex and was surprised by a variety of contests. Since that time I have regularly taken part in different contests.
IFX: Are you a regular participant of InstaForex contests, or is it the first time you tried your hand in a competition with other traders?
GG: I have been a regular participant since I became InstaForex customer.
IFX: What are your major competitors in contests: traders, you and your emotions, or unpredictable market?
GG: My major competitors in contests are other traders (yes, I monitor the rating), myself and my emotions and, finally, the market which is quite a difficult to compete with.
IFX: “One Million Option” is a relatively new contest compared to other contests. Why did you decide to participate in it? What was the key factor?
GG: “One Million Option” is my favourite contest, and I regularly take part in it.
IFX: From the very beginning you have been seen among the leaders. When did you understand that you were to win?
GG: Despite I was among the five leaders, I was not sure I would take the first prize. Once I already took a prize in this contest. A day before the end I was not satisfied with my third place. I risked and was lucky, although chances to lose were 50/50, I won.
IFX: We understand that you may not like to reveal your secrets. Nevertheless, we dare to ask: what is your recipe for success?
GG: I cannot say that there is a recipe. I use standard set of indicators in MT and sometimes test new ones (there are lots to test and so little time!). Discipline and psychology are my personal formula.
IFX: Did you use monitoring at the contests? Did you watch your competitors’ trading? If yes, what conclusions did you come to?
GG: My profession does not leave me time to monitor the market all the day long, I spent five minutes a day on it and I think it’s worth it. I got the first prize and initial deposit for trading on a live account.
IFX: Would you like to further participate in InstaForex contests?
GG: Yes, I would, with great pleasure. I would like to take the prize in “Real Scalping InstaForex” and “InstaForex Great Race”.
IFX: What would you wish to current and potential participants of InstaForex contests?
GG: I wish every participant to feel a triumph, and I also wish InstaForex Company success and many good days.
IFX: Thank you very much, Gennady. Please receive our warmest congratulations. Let this victory open the gates of further success!
What could be added to Gennady’s words? We guess nothing. We wish our customers good luck and splendid victories. Should you like to see your name in a list of winners and show traders your talent, should you be like to be listened to and heard, take part in InstaForex contests and win! Do not miss your chance!