After being named first runner up at the 2011 Miss Universe Denmark, Christina Mikkelsen knew, in order to pursue her goal of representing Denmark at Miss Universe, she needed to be prepared. By networking and traveling internationally to work with charitable organizations, Christina found herself in China. She spent an entire year in China volunteering her time and efforts to various charities. She then returned to Denmark to study politics and journalism. She traveled to West Africa and obtained a job as an image consultant for a national television station. She also spent a considerable amount of her time volunteering for the organization CANIGE. Through the CANIGE organization she was able to work with the VIVA organization in Singapore. She was honored to be able to be the liaison to connect the two organizations to work together towards their goals. At 24, Christina now resides in Denmark and owns a salon in Copenhagen. Christina would be honored to continue her travels as the next Miss Universe.