I am Michelle van Sonsbeek and I’m 19 years old. I proudly represent the Netherlands at Miss Intercontinental 2018! To get to know me a bit better I will tell something about myself. I was born in Oldenzaal a small place in the Netherlands and I now live in Denekamp together with my lovely family and my cute dog. I study to become a teacher and besides that I do a lot of modelling and charity work. I like to be with my family and friends. They are very important to me. That is why all the important moments in my life are when I’m with my family. I’m also super thrilled that 15 members of my family will fly over all the way from the Netherlands to support me in the Philippines!
As Miss Intercontinental Netherlands I think it is really important to be an ambitious woman of the world who supports goals that are meaningful for her and the world. Currently I am studying to become a teacher. At the moment I’m an intern at a primary school where I can educate the youth. Because of my study I believe that education should be accessible for everyone! With this belief I’m so blessed that I can be part of educating others, I would love to be an ambassador to promote education for everyone. However I am well aware that especially not all the women around the world have the same opportunities as me. Therefore I would like to promote the gender equality of study and career opportunities around the world and I already started in the Netherlands!