Katia Wagner, the title holder of Miss Earth – Air 2013, says that European nation should not judge Sri Lanka over its human rights situation and that she did not see “anything bad” during her visit to Sri Lanka.
Asked about her opinion on the constant criticism of Sri Lanka’s human rights situation by European and Western nations, Wagner said: “I have to tell the Europeans that it’s not us to judge Asian countries and it’s not us to judge about human rights in Sri Lanka.”
“Everyone has its own culture and probably Europeans have their own culture that maybe Sri Lankans don’t understand,” she told.
Ms Wagner says Sri Lanka is a very nice country with very nice people and that she didn’t see anything bad here in Sri Lanka. Miss Wagner stated that she will have a bond with Sri Lanka forever.
25 years old Katia Wagner represented Austria at the Miss Earth 2013 pageant, which was held in the in the Philippines last year. At the final coronation, she was awarded the title Miss Earth Air 2013, given to the first runner-up at the pageant.
The multi-talented Katia is fluent in German, English, French, Russian, and Bahasa Indonesia and has also studied Latin.