Shariëngela Cijntje is a 28-year-old woman who is passionate, ambitious, loyal, and resilient. She is a graduate of Leiden University with a Law Degree and a certificate in Fundamental Human Rights. She currently works as a full-time Legal Trust Over while finalizing her Master thesis on Corporate Law.
Chosen as one of the most beautiful babies in the Netherlands, she also graced billboards all over the Netherlands as a model student for Leiden University. Her mother has been a prime example in her life. She taught Shariëngela that a dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Driven by her goals, Shariëngela is not afraid of taking risks. Therefore, she founded her own e-commerce company ‘Style Headquarters’ as a side business while studying Law to gain experience as a business owner. In her free time, Shariëngela likes to spend it with her friends and family. She loves music, kickboxing, beach hopping, visiting museums, writing, and reading books written by a woman she admires.
Shariëngela believes that education, preparation, and passion can unify and empower women in Curaçao. As an ambassador for women’s empowerment, she wrote ‘Release Your Amazon’, a book in which she seeks to share knowledge about women’s skills, expand women’s knowledge and enhance women’s positive self-perception. Shariëngela’s purpose is not only to help but to be an example for women and to make a difference in their lives by providing economic, educational, and psychological empowerment.
I was a burn victim at the age of 3 and burned 80% of my body. I went from being a happy careless child to being in the ICU 24/7 strapped to medical equipment and it took years of recovery.
I was raised partially in the Netherlands and Curacao. Being born in the Netherlands has made me punctual and independent but my Caribbean upbringing makes me enjoy the little things in life like the smell of the beach and the direct sunlight that hits your face every day.
I am an author. I wrote a women's empowerment book named ”Release Your Amazon" because I truly believe that every woman is an amazon, some women just need the proper tools to release it and that's why I wrote my first book.
TO BECOME MISS UNIVERSE