• Miss Teresa Yuol
Name :
Teresa Yuol
Country :
South Sudan
Ages :
Height :
173.0 cm
Weight :
57.0 kg
Body figure :
34 - 26 - 31.5
Education/Occupation :
Bachelor of Arts and Social Science Major in Development Studies, Sociology and Anthropology. Occupation: Youth Transition Support Worker
Hobbies :
Reading and playing soccer
Ambitions :
To make a change and inspire young people. To stand up and be the voice of those who are powerless.
My name is Anyier Yuol also known as Teresa; my background is South Sudanese decent. I was born in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya but I lost both my parents in the Sudanese Civil war. I was then raised by my aunty in Kakuma, until I moved to Australia with my cousins when I was 10 years old. Growing up without parents has always been challenging but I never let it stop me. Throughout my high school years I interacted with people who have inspired, supported and helped me to develop confidence and encouraged me to believe in myself. I completed a Bachelor Arts in Social Science Major in Development Studies, Sociology and Anthropology at UNSW, I am a passionate, self-motivated, ambitious, and diligent individual with the desire to help others to believe in themselves. I am currently employed at Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) in Parramatta as a Youth Transition Support Worker. I work particularly with new arrival refugee youth connecting them with education, sporting and employment opportunities whilst building meaningful connections with the local community. In this role, I am able to inspire young refugee people like me Beside my professional job, I love beauty pageants; I believe each pageant promotes an important cause. Being a pageant girl is not about the looks; it is about being confident in your own skin, being a role model, and standing up for what you believe in and helping others. Australia has open many doors for me, it was challenging but it also made me the strong and capable woman I am today. I have worked hard to give back to Australia, giving me the chance to build a considered and fortunate lifestyle. For these opportunities, I want to inspire every South Sudanese young person in Australia and South Sudan to believe, to reach their potentials and to create positive opportunities for themselves. It is my dream to go back to South Sudan and work with young people, to encourage them to stand tall, to create awareness of a rights based practice where a young person can lead and advocate to stop this senseless Civil war. I see Miss Grand International as a platform to drive Human Rights and advocacy action across South Sudan.
Personal Opinion

About 'Stop The War and Violence' campaign :

         The 'Stop The War and Violence' campaign is a beauty contest which empowers women to run and be an advocate of ‘Stop the War and Violence’ to help acknowledge people to avoid the conflict, violence that may lead to War in any form. We cannot stop the war but an end to war is an ideal of freedom, peace, and harmony within us all. It is our responsibility domestically and internationally to rid the world of conflict and focus our efforts on improving the quality of life for all humanity.