"Hello, I am Finja Erb, and it's my honor and pleasure to represent Germany at Miss Europe Continental 2023.

Honestly speaking, it was quite a surprise for me because I don't have any professional modeling experience yet, probably like most of the other candidates here.

But that didn't stop me from taking this unique opportunity and giving it my best. 

I am 22 years old and decided to start my own business almost a year ago. It was a tough decision at first because I was taking a considerable risk in my younger years, but I probably never would have done it without my mom. Because of her, I am the person I am today, and I am very grateful for that. I am, on the whole, a happy, open and loving person. She taught me to always be sincere and honest and to treat other people the way I would like to be treated myself. 

But I have also learned a lot in the professional field through her, as we walk this path together. Work has become a hobby for me because I realized how happy and complete it makes me. I also like to ride, go for walks, and spend time with friends, my family, or my boyfriend. With me you can always have a lot of fun. I am also always up for board games, as I was very enthusiastic about them as a kid and played a lot with my father and brother. At least one game was always there on vacation or at home. 

And although I don't have any modeling experience, I still have much fun in front of the camera and occasionally take pictures for my social media account on Instagram. 

In the future, I wish to gain more experience in modeling. I hope to strengthen the professional track that I have chosen.

I am looking forward to Miss Europe Continental to get to know myself there to meet people from all over the world. I am very excited about the experiences I will gain there and look forward to being a part of it."