Picture It! A young girl in Northern Ontario who never knew she’d one day be a beauty queen…

Hi everyone! My name is Maya and I am that young girl. I really didn’t know that I’d be a beauty queen since just a year ago, I had no interest in pageants. I loved sports, the outdoors, theatre, reading and science. I never dreamed I’d be crowned Miss North Ontario and have the chance to be crowned Miss Teenage Canada. I guess the transition from theatre to pageants made sense. Being on stage was something I’ve always loved and the only difference was instead of playing a character, I was just being myself. However, I have always been an active sports player. I played hockey for 5 years and also played softball and roller derby competitively all over Ontario for most of my childhood. I was even featured on a Family Channel show called #We’reSavvy for my accomplishments in roller derby. Science is also a great passion of mine. I’ve loved it since I was little and it was the main reason I chose to go to a science high school. I love chemistry, biology and absorb everything I learn like I’m a sponge. I hope to be a vet at a zoo when I’m older so that I can keep using science for my whole life. You know when people talk about book worms? Well, they’re probably talking about me. I have a collection of over 100 books and can tell you I’ve read them all more than once. I always tell myself I should give some books away to make room for new ones, but I can’t seem to part with them.  Maybe one day, but probably not one in the near future. Living in Northern Ontario is absolutely amazing. I live in Chelmsford, which is a small town surrounded by forests and lakes. It has made for an amazing childhood. I’ve always loved the outdoors and spend my time outside hiking, quading and sledding. Many people who first come to the North are very intrigued by how we spend our free time, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am also very involved in my community. I have a partnership with a local children’s hospital and foundation called NEO Kids. Their goal is to raise money to build a children’s hospital in the North. I was in the hospital for 27 days when I was younger and realized how many children needed to leave home to get treatment. This is why I’ve teamed up with them. I am also their Youth Ambassador and go around Sudbury spreading awareness for their cause. This is just a little bit about me and my life. Keep reading my blogs to keep up with everything I’ll be doing in my community, things I’ll be doing to prepare for Miss Teenage Canada and of course to learn more about me, Maya your Miss Teenage Northern Ontario.

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