Paula Mehmetukaj is an MBA student and founder of the Bashke Foundation. The word Bashkë means “together” in Albanian and perfectly explains the core of her project: building a community together. The Bashkë Foundation uses public art to rejuvenate public places to build stronger communities. She’s also an activist for women's rights, environmental protection and advocates against animal abuse.
Paula believes it’s important that women support each other and come together to fight for their rights.
She’s dedicated herself as Red Cross volunteer and also plants trees with the Municipality of Tirana. In the future, she hopes to enter the TV and entertainment industry so her voice can be heard everywhere in the world.
Paula's mother made it into the top 12 in the first Miss Universe Albania Competition in 1991. She was Paula's biggest mentor when she decided to compete in the 2020 MISS UNIVERSE Albania.
Paula is a big animal lover; she owns one dog and helps care for six more at her grandmother's house.
Paula is studying international business and would love to collaborate with an international beauty or fashion company in the future.
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