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Corky Kouture™ had the great
honor of interviewing Joyce Giraud, an actress and model, a two time Miss
Puerto Rico winner and the 2nd runner up in the 1998 Miss Universe
pageant. She is also known for representing Puerto Rico at Miss World 1994, and
for her roles in in episodes of Baywatch;
in the film Dude, Where's My Car?;
and in the TV shows House of Payne and
Joey. Joyce’s latest undertaking is
the founding Queen Universe Pageant that will take place on January 27th
in Los Angeles.
Joyce Giraud obtained two
Bachelor of Arts degrees before the age of 19 as well as one in Special
Education. Her love of children led her
to work with the less fortunate children and residential homes in Puerto
Joyce later married Michael
Ohoven, a Film Producer and Founder/CEO of Infinity Media. Joyce and Michael have two beautiful
We wanted to know more about
Joyce Giraud – what motivates her and her thoughts about the beauty
industry. We hope you enjoy the
interview as much as we did giving it.
CK: At what age did you begin competing in
Joyce Giraud: I started competing in pageants when I was 19
CK: What do you feel is the most important
quality for a pageant competitor to possess?
Joyce Giraud: In my opinion the most important quality for a
pageant competitor to have is self-confidence.
If you are self-confident and secure it simply projects and in order to
be self-confident you have to be your true self.
CK: What are some of the major issues you feel girls and
women face today when competing in pageants?
Thoughts on over the top Pageant Mom’s.
Joyce Giraud: I think
now days the one thing I really hate about pageants is when some girls enter
for the wrong reasons. I believe a
pageant is an amazing platform that gives you a voice and if you use it
correctly and are selfless about it you can truly make an impact and help the
charities of your choice.
About the stage pageant moms, I really hate it! I’m not
saying little girls can’t participate in beauty pageants but it should ONLY be
because it’s something they really want to do not because they have a mom that
wants to live through them. I’m a mother of two and I would never force my
babies to do something they didn’t want to do.
CK: Has your
perspective on pageants changed over the years and if so how?
Joyce Giraud: My perspective of pageants has changed over
the years and that is exactly the reason why I created Queen of the Universe. I think pageants need to have the credibility
they used to have before.
CK: How do you feel
your modeling and acting career has shaped you?
Joyce Giraud: My modeling career was something that just
happened. I was scouted by a photographer while I was working in Kentucky Fried
Chicken so I could pay for my university studies. Modeling was great because I found it quite
easy to just stand in front of a camera and make enough money to pay for
school. It also gave me the opportunity
to travel the world.
CK: How have you been
able to use your education in your current career?
Joyce Giraud: I have two BA's One in Social Work and one in
Special Education. I feel it my education shaped me and I feel I am able to use
it almost on a daily basis. Social Work helps you deal with people and
understand human beings. We are all the
same... just different shapes, colors, and sizes, but still the same.
Joyce Giraud: I have
been dreaming of creating a pageant that gives women the opportunity to
represent their countries, be ambassadors of women, have a voice to help their
charities and use their titles to further their careers and goals in life while
not being judged for being married, single, or having children. That’s how Queen of the Universe was born and
each day I thank God for my amazing group of Queens. They are exactly what I
CK: What is the most
valuable lesson you've learned while putting the pageant together?
Joyce Giraud: While putting the pageant together, I would
say the most valuable lesson I learned is something I learn each day – PATIENCE
- Patience is the key to success and perseverance leads you to make your dreams
CK: What advice would
you give up and coming pageant competitors?
Joyce Giraud: For any up and coming pageant competitors I
would tell them that even though it sounds cliché, the best thing is to simply
be yourself. When you are simply you,
everybody will love you because people can tell when someone is fake and just
trying to impress a crowd.
For Fun Questions:
CK: What is the one
thing every girl should own?
Joyce Giraud: The one thing every girl should own is a pair
of mile high stilettos! They make you feel beautiful no matter what you are
CK: Your favorite
Joyce Giraud: My favorite main stream designer is Roberto
Cavalli but MY FAVORITE DESIGNER IN THE WORLD is my amazing friend David
Antonio who has made my dress for every major moment of my life. He made my
graduation dress, my Miss Puerto Rico dress, my Miss Universe dress, my Miss
Venus dress, my Queen of the Atlantics dress, my dress I word when my husband
was nominated to the Oscars, and my favorite of them all, MY WEDDING DRESS!!
CK: Most fun modeling
job you ever did and why?
Joyce Giraud: The most fun modeling job I ever did was for a
client who took us (two models) to shoot in the Caribbean on a cruise. We had
the time of our life :-) I will always remember that shoot. The worst was for a client that flew me to
London to model bikinis in the snow! I
was miserable because I hate the cold!
CK: If you could
model for anyone you haven’t already modeled for, who would it be and why?
Joyce Giraud: If I
could model for anyone it would be for Channel because I’m just in love with
the brand and everything in the collection.