Today we will get to know Yuka Kikuchi through a short interview with her: 

- Short introduction of yourself, what's your name, which nation you represent?

Hi, I’m Yuka Kikuchi. I'm 26 years old. I’m the representative of Japan in Miss Europe Continental 2023.

 - Tell something about yourself, what you do in life, how you like to spend your free time, your best quality, your worst flaw.

I worked in a hospital as a radiologist until 2 years ago. Now I’m a Fitness instructor, Assistant manager of a restaurant, show model, and DJ. Everyday it’s very busy but I get to do what I enjoy. I love having a healthy lifestyle and positive thinking!

 - Who inspired you in your life / career?

My grandmother. She is always positive, hardworking, smiling and kind. I want to be like her and make people around me happy.

 - Is there in particular an event or something in your life that has marked you?

Starting fitness competitions and Miss Earth. In 2022, I became a GP as a bikini competitor in fitness competitions. And I became a Miss Tokyo in Miss Earth 2022. Participating in those was the start of my new life.

 - What is happiness for you?

Happiness is the time spent with my family. My family is always on my side. I love them so much.

 - What is the phrase or quote you will never forget? Why?

“Today’s efforts will make tomorrow’s self shine.” These are my words. I have the power to do whatever I put my mind to. I think it’s the secret to being beautiful even if I become a grandmother by not wasting every day. Women should shine!

 - How do you feel about being here at Miss Europe Continental?

Miss Europe Continental is a one of a kind stage where I can show my appeal to the world for the first time. And because I can show my new self to my family and friends, I hope they will respect my work and become a source of courage for them. I’m also excited to meet new friends from all over the world at this competition!

 - What does fashion represent for you? 

Fashion is a way that we can express ourselves. I can be confident by the fashion I like, and I can expose my real self.

 - How do you see yourself in ten years?

I always try new things, so I can’t even imagine myself a month later, let alone in 10 years. However, one thing I can say is that I have the best smile when I'm with my family, friends, or partners.

 - If you could make one wish come true, what would it be?

I wish for a world with co-existence where people, animals and nature can all live a long and healthy life.

Take a look at her profile: @yk_abbey0807