Amina Dagi grew up in North Caucasus, Russia. At the age of 8, Amina's family had to leave her hometown due to severe political issues. With nothing but a backpack, they fled to Austria, starting a new life in a completely different culture.
She picked up German language and new hobbies very quickly, winning the judo state championship in 2006.
When she was crowned Miss Universe Austria, she used the attention of the local media to support an orphanage as well as various other charity projects. As an ambassador for integration, Amina wants to convey the message of tolerance.
Being the face of Austria's nationwide refugee campaign, she aims at encouraging people to always remain hopeful.