My name is Irina Gadirca. I am 28 years old and I am Moldovan. After graduating in education, I moved to Italy. I've been here for 8 years now. I immediately fell in love with Italian pastry and I decided to study to be a pastry chef! I love making desserts but above all eating them. This leads me to hiking, going to the gym and swimming.

In addition to this, I want to say that I am a very witty and sunny person because I love making people around me laugh and have fun.

What do you expect from Miss Europe Continental?

Beautiful, unforgettable and unique moments that I will cherish in my heart forever. I must admit that this is my first experience in the world of beauty. I know it will be great to make new acquaintances and be part of a completely new world for me.

What advice would you give to other candidates?

Dear candidates, be happy for this moment because this moment is our life! Be yourself, love yourself and accept yourself for who you are. Let's have fun and live this beautiful experience together. We just have to dream, after all we are all winners. Good luck to all of us. I embrace you strongly.

Tell us about your future projects

I would love to start a family and continue modeling. I know they are two difficult things to overlap but I also know that nothing is impossible, as long as you want it.

I would like to thank the Miss Europe Continental pageant for giving me the fantastic opportunity to represent Moldova, which is really a great honor for me.

With Love, Irina.