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International Pageant

July 26th and 27th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Kazakhstan International®

Helga Astakhov

People's Choice Award

1.Tell us why anyone would want come to your hometown?
My hometown boasts a wonderful atmosphere and diverse population. Kostanay is officially recognized as one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities. Despite this diversity, members of numerous nationalities coexist peacefully. Visitors and tourists are warmly welcomed and receive significant attention. Kostanay's charm extends to its official cafeterias, where pastries made from cereals produced in our region and burgers featuring meat from local farms are a notable attraction.

2.What are the (2) most important things in your closet and why?
My wedding shoes are among the most important items in my closet. They are not only comfortable but also stylish and beautiful. They instill confidence and remind me of the happiest moment of my life: my wedding day, marking a new chapter. Another significant item is my military dress blue uniform, representing a life achievement and a turning point. Through it, I gained valuable skills that continue to assist me in my daily life.

3.What do you love to cook and why?
I love to cook syrniki, traditional Eastern Slavic quark pancakes. In this seemingly simple blend of cottage cheese, flour, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract, I find a love that transcends mere ingredients. Careful proportioning is key, transforming each preparation into a delightful culinary journey. Beyond their exquisite taste, syrniki evoke cherished childhood memories and moments spent with my grandmother, whose shared wisdom and affectionate cooking lessons infuse each batch with heartfelt significance.

4.If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do?
I am focused on planning my life and daily routine to efficiently complete all tasks, ensuring time for my family, home, work and myself. If presented with the opportunity to gain an extra hour, I would certainly dedicate it to learning new skills or acquiring proficiency in a new language. I believe that expanding our knowledge of different cultures and acquiring new abilities contributes significantly to success in life.

5.Describe the dirtiest job you have ever had to do?
In my teens, I worked on my grandmother's farm, performing tasks like cleaning pens, milking cows, and tending to various chores. Wearing boots and gloves was a must, and the job left me wet and smelling less than pleasant. Despite disliking the dirty work, this experience illuminated the challenges of food production, stressing the importance of not neglecting it. Understanding food preparation and cultivating appreciation for the process became valuable lessons from this hands-on endeavor.

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