April 30, 2014
The Miss Liberec Open 2014 final gala night that took place on Saturday at the Liberec Cultural Centre was not only about beauty and charm, but also about helping a good cause. Nikol Červinková, a native of Turnov, won the competition. At the coronation afterparty at the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev, dolls that were made by the finalists, as part of a UNICEF project, were auctioned off in support of the vaccination of children in developing countries.
The competition held under auspices of the President of the Liberec Region, Martin Půta, featured a traditional fashion show, a free discipline, and a swimsuit competition. The finalists underwent the dreaded interview with the MC Libour Bouček and promenaded in evening gowns at the final parade. “We chose girls who convinced us during this special night that they are exceptional, who coped with the nervousness and stress with the greatest elegance and grace. I am glad that Miss Liberec Open extended beyond the scope a regular beauty pageant and supported a good cause,” said Miroslav Souček, Director of the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev, who was one of the jurors deciding on the overall winner. The famous Dae Men acrobatic duo performed during the evening, and the audience could also enjoy performances by Olga Lounová and Ondřej Ruml. The auction of 12 original dolls at the afterparty at Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev yielded just under CZK 40,000. Its proceeds go to the project Adopt a Doll and Save a Child, in support of vaccinating children in developing countries against six major lethal childhood diseases. The Director of the Czech branch of UNICEF, Pavla Gomba, attended the auction.