Issue #23 Cover Story – Adelina Pestritu by Bogdan Teodorov

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For those that don`t know you, what is that you do and how did you become famous in your country?

I had my first television project 7 years ago, when I introduced a weekly news about the Romanian high society. It was an experience from which I learned a lot about working in
television, because for me, that was my first contact with people, with the audience to whom I was addressing, and I learned to receive their reactions whether they were of appreciation and admiration or not. Then I presented several television shows, including a late night show which was actually a live daily marathon with many guests on set, because it was aired from Monday to Thursday, live for two hours. A good period of time, I was involved in two television projects running in parallel.
I have built from scratch a project that I really believe in , that suits me and that I admire its growth with so much pride , the online magazine www.EDAMagazine.ro, I also have a
videoblog – EDA Video Blog and a community of over 2,000,000 friends on Social Media. I have big plans, I like to dream big and create myself a great future. I look forward to transforming all of it into reality, so I can talk about them.

Overalls: Cristina Savulescu

Pentru cei care nu te cunosc, care este meseria ta și cum ai devenit faimoasa în țara ta?

Am avut primul proiect in televiziune acum 7 ani, cand am prezentat o emisiune saptamanala de stiri mondene. A fost o experienta din care am invatat foarte multe despre munca in televiziune, dar si despre mine, pentru ca a fost primul meu contact cu oamenii, cu publicul caruia ma adresam si am invatat sa primesc reactiile lor indiferent ca erau de
apreciere si admiratie sau nu. Apoi am prezentat mai multe emisiuni de televiziune, printre care si un late night show care era de fapt un maraton zilnic de live, cu multi invitati in platou, pentru ca era difuzat de luni pana joi, in direct, timp de doua ore. O perioda buna de timp, am fost implicata in doua proiecte de televiziune, difuzate in paralel.
Am construit de la zero un proiect in care cred enorm, care mi se potriveste si pe care il privesc cu mandrie cum creste, revista online www.EDAMagazine. ro, am un videoblog – EDA Video Blog si o comunitate de peste 2.000.000 de prieteni in Social Media. Am planuri mari si imi place sa desenez conturat si maret viitorul si astept cu nerabdare sa se
transforme toate in realitate, ca sa pot vorbi despre ele.

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Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?

Yes. I’m the kind of person who tries in every way to solve things, even if this may entail a failure. At least I know I tried … not all goes smoothly and with each mistake, we can only grow. I would rather do my best to do something good with all the risks that derive from it, than live with the regret that I didn’t do everything I could`ve done.

Overalls: Cristina Savulescu

Este mai rău să eșuezi la ceva sau nu-l încerci în primul rând?

Da. Sunt genul de persoana care incearca prin orice metoda sa rezolve lucruri, chiar daca asta poate atrage dupa sine un esec. Macar stiu ca am incercat… Nu toate merg ca pe roate si, cu fiecare greseala, ne vom perfectiona. Decat sa traiesc cu regretul ca n-am facut tot ce mi-a stat in putere, mai bine imi dau silinta sa iasa ceva bun, cu toate riscurile ce deriva din asta.

 

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Your name is well known in Romania, and you are being pursued by many young people.
Why should a young person have you as a role model?

I learned from mistakes, I worked for every desire that I fulfilled and I expected my
turn to happiness. I would be honored to know that I inspire others by my daring
projects in which I have succeeded, even if they looked like impossible dreams, by
the respect that I have and I try to show to people who follow me, by my actions
trying to become a better person, more generous, more attentive to others. I am
convinced that only when you can make people less fortunate than you and with no
hope, nor spiritual joy or smile, and make them believe in the feeling of happiness
and tomorrow, you can consider yourself a good example. I love children, old people
and animals. I try to contribute somehow to a better life for them through everything
I do every day. Whatever happens, I promise not to forget that there are people who
have nothing to eat and children who do not have a dream and with just a small
gesture from those around them, can brighten up their lives. I’m the happiest
when I can do that!

Esti un nume cunoscut în România. Esti urmărită de multi tineri. De ce ar trebui un tânăr sa o aiba ca model pe Adelina Pestrițu?

Am invatat din greseli, am muncit pentru fiecare dorinta implinita si mi-am asteptat randul la fericire. As fii onorata sa stiu ca ii inspir pe cei din jur prin proiectele indraznete pe care le-am reusit, chiar daca pareau niste visuri imposibil de realizat, prin respectul
pe care il am si incerc sa-l arat fata de oamenii care ma urmaresc, prin actiunile prin care incerc sa devin un om mai bun, mai generos, mai atent la cei din jur.
Sunt convinsa ca abia atunci cand poti sa-i faci pe cei lipsiti de zambet si de bucurii sufletesti, sa creada in sentimentul de fericire si in ziua de maine, poti sa te
consideri un exemplu bun de urmat. Iubesc copiii, oamenii in varsta si animalele. Ma straduiesc sa contribui cumva la o viata mai buna pentru ei prin tot ceea ce fac zilnic. Orice s-ar intampla, promit sa nu uit ca exista oameni care nu au ce manca si copii care
nu au la ce visa si carora un mic gest din partea celor din jur le poate insenina viata. Sunt cea mai fericita cand pot face asta!

 

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What is true happiness to you? What`s your biggest regret in life?

Happiness for me is family, love and spiritual satisfaction. I am not the kind of person who
gives too much importance to material things, because they come and go. My soul keeps a
smile on my face and nothing can replace that. I would say that my happiness comes from the happiness of those around me. I charge myself with positive energy when I help people in need, when I give them hope and tell them that everything will be ok, when I can do good to those who have forgotten to smile.
My great regret is that I am short on time and can`t spend more with my parents. They live in another city, and I rarely get to them because of the projects that I have in Bucharest, in Romania or abroad.

Ce este adevărata fericire pentru tine ? Care este cel mai mare regret din viața ta?

Pentru mine fericirea inseamna familie, dragoste si satisfactii sufletesti. Nu sunt genul de persoana care da prea multa importanta lucrurilor materiale, pentru ca acestea vin si pleaca. Sufletul imi mentine zambetul pe fata si cred ca nimic nu poate sa inlocuiasca asta.
As putea spune si ca fericirea mea vine din fericirea oamenilor din jur. Ma incarc cu energie pozitiva atunci cand ajut oameni nevoiasi, cand le dau speranta ca va fi bine, cand pot face un bine celor care au uitat sa zambeasca.
Marele meu regret este ca timpul nu-mi permite sa stau mai mult cu parintii mei. Ei locuiesc in alt oras, iar eu ajung destul de rar la ei, din cauza proiectelor pe care le am in Bucuresti, in tara sau in afara ei.

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Have you done any humanitarian projects? How do you contribute to a better world?

Yes. I got involved in humanitarian projects and I have initiated many charitable causes, but I didn’t make an event out of it. I find it naturally that everyone should do everything they can to make this world a better place.
For several years, I have visited a child that at the age of one and a half suffered facial burns up to 80%. Now he is 6 years old and needs 2-3 surgeries per year. I decided to deal with this case, helping him with everything I can. Along with Dr. Kasem Abu Bakr, I conducted a campaign for Paul and we will help him recover, giving the needed
operations and support in order for him to feel accepted. We want to alleviate suffering and help him be looked at differently by those around him, not like a sick or deformed child. Besides, I was involved in a campaign for autistic children, I cut my hair shorter and donated it to foundations that help cancer patients. And because I love kids very
much, once in awhile I baptize children whose families are without the financial possibilities, and children of people who grew up in orphanages. As a matter of fact, in a month I will baptize a boy who is in this situation.

I like to know I have a big
family in which each of them has their important place.

Dress: Eniko Szanto
Hat: Eniko Szanto
Shoes: Il Passo

Ai organizat sau participat in vreun proiect umanitar? Cum contribui la o lume mai bună?

Da. M-am implicat in proiecte umanitare si am si initiat multe demersuri caritabile, dar n-am facut un eveniment din asta. Mi se face firesc ca fiecare sa faca tot ce poate pentru ca lumea sa fie mai buna.
De cativa ani merg constant la un copil care la varsta de un an si jumatate a suferit o arsura faciala in proportie de 80%. Acum are 6 ani si are nevoie de 2-3 operatii anual. Am decis sa ma ocup de acest caz, ajutandu-l cu tot ce pot. Alaturi de doctorul Kasem Abu Bakr, desfasor o campanie pentru Paul si il vom ajuta sa-si revina, oferindu-i operatiile si suportul de care are nevoie pentru a deveni un copil “normal”. Vrem sa-i alinam suferinta si sa il ajutam sa fie privit altfel de catre cei din jurul lui, nu ca pe un copil bolnav si deformat.

Pe langa asta, am fost implicata intr-o campanie pentru copiii autisti, m-am tuns mai scurt si am donat par unor fundatii care ajuta bolnavii de cancer. Si cum iubesc foarte tare copiii. Odata la ceva timp botez suflete ale caror familii sunt fara posibilitati financiare, copii ai unor oameni care au crescut in orfelinate. Chiar intr-o luna trebuie sa botez un baietel care se afla intr-o astfel de situatie.
Imi place sa stiu ca am o familie mare in care fiecare dintre ei are locul sau important.

 

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What one piece of advice would you offer to a teenager? What about to someone your age?

To any person, regardless of age, I recommend earnestly to follow their dream
until it becomes reality, to have hope, to believe in it as it already came true,
to be optimistic and to be a fighter, no matter how hard life is. I am absolutely
aware that life is full of difficulties, but if you have faith in God, you will
overcome everything and get where you want. Surround yourself with positive
people from who you can learn something.

Dress: Eniko Szanto
Hat: Eniko Szanto
Shoes: Il Passo

Ce sfat oferi unui adolescent? Dar cuiva de vârsta ta?

Oricarui om, indiferent de varsta, ii recomand cu toata convingerea sa-si urmeze visul pana acesta devine realitate. Sa spere, sa creada ca si cum i s-a intamplat deja. Sa fie optimist si luptator, indiferent de greutatile vietii. Sunt absolut constienta ca in viata unui om, apar multe dificultati, dar credinta in Dumnezeu il va ajuta sa treaca peste orice si sa ajunga acolo unde isi doreste. Sa se inconjoare de oameni pozitivi, de la care are ce deprinde.

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If you could change one thing with the world, what would it be?

It’s depressing when I see how mean people can be with one another and I cannot understand how can you hate your fellow man when the only thing we should do is support and help each other and form a whole, one heart, one beat. Maybe
I’m an idealist, but I like to think that the day will come when people will realize that love will make all bad disappear.

Dress: Styland / Tuxedo: Styland / Shoes: Il Passo

Dacă ai putea schimba un singur lucru in lume, ce ar fi?

Ma deprima rautatea dintre oameni. Nu pot intelege cum sa-ti urasti aproapele, cand ar trebui sa ne sustinem unii pe ceilalti, sa ne ajutam in toate si sa formam un tot unitar, greu de invins. Poate ca sunt o idealista, dar imi place sa cred ca va veni ziua in care
oamenii isi vor da seama ca orice rau dispare prin iubire.

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What do you like most about your country?

Romania is a wonderful country with warm and loving people, beautiful places and rich history with customs and traditions that can conquer any tourist from the first sight. The food is one of the strengths of the country where I was born and proudly live in. Any tourist falls in love with our traditional dishes and our hospitality. I love Romania
and the people who live here. The sights are memorable and the picturesque landscapes can revive the soul of the most insensitive person.

Ce iti place cel mai mult despre țara ta?

Romania este o tara minunata, cu oameni calzi si iubitori, cu locuri frumoase si istorie bogata, cu obiceiuri si traditii care pot cucerii orice turist inca de la prima vedere. Si mancarea reprezinta un punct forte al tarii in care m-am nascut si in care cu mandrie
traiesc, iar orice turist se indragosteste pe loc de bucatele noastre traditionale si de felul in care stim sa ne primim oaspetii. Iubesc Romania si oamenii care traiesc aici. Obiectivele turistice sunt memorabile, iar peisajele pitoresti pot bucura sufletul si celui mai
insensibil om.

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What song best describes you or your work ethic?

The song that defines me is a song composed and sung by Speak – called “By chance”, not just because he is my boyfriend, nor because I’m the lead character in the video, but because it is a beautiful song that to me, it feels like it “speaks” of how I am. It is a piece made about love and romance.

Ce melodie te descrie cel mai bine pe tine sau etica ta de lucru?

Melodia care ma defineste este melodia compusa si interpretata de Speak – “Din intamplare”. Nu doar pentru ca el este iubitul meu. Si nici doar pentru ca am rolul principal in videoclipul piesei, ci pentru ca este o piesa superba care parca vorbeste despre mine.
Este o piesa facuta din dragoste si pentru dragoste.

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Pick two celebrities to be your parents and tell us why.

Now that’s a challenge. I never thought about it, but I can do an exercise of imagination. Since I actually adore Rihanna, I think I could call her
“Mommy” :))
I have a lot to learn from her. The role of a father might successfully go to Wentworth Miller from the TV show called “Prison Break”, because not only he is a very good actor, especially since he starred in my favorite show, but also has blue eyes that I could`ve inherited :)) The combination of olive skin from “mother” Rihanna and Wenthworth`s eyes, I would result as a super sexy, exotic
mulatto.

Dress: Murmur
Jacket: Cristina Savulescu

Alege două celebrități care ai vrea să iti fie părinții și să
ne spui de ce.

Asta da provocare. Nu m-am gandit niciodata la asta, dar pot sa fac un exercitiu de imaginatie. Avand in vedere ca efectiv o ador pe Rihanna, cred ca as putea sa-i spun “mami” :)). As avea foarte multe de invatat de la ea. Rolul tatalui l-ar putea ocupa cu succes
Wentworth Miller din Prison Break, pentru ca mi se pare un actor extrem de bun, mai ales ca a jucat in serialul meu preferat, plus ca ochii albastri i-as putea mosteni si eu:)). In combinatie cu pielea maslinie de la “mama” Rihanna, as rezulta ca fiind o mulatra exotica super sexy.

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Photographer: Bogdan Teodorov
Model: Adelina Pestritu
Fashion stylist: Eniko Szanto
Makeup: Andreea Popeanu
Hair: Adrian Perjovschi

 

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