To think this all happened because of Zumba! Without my knowledge the President of the Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant, attended many of my Zumba classes I both lead and helped teach when I was first hired this year. After a total of seven classes, she asked if I would consider looking at participating in the MNORCP. Ironically, I just seen the Miss Teen Canada-World ad on Facebook and was looking into that beforehand. So naturally I jumped at the chance. After a half hour telephone interview, I was awarded the title of Miss Nickel Centre. A new journey began mid May when I was fortunate enough to be crowned Miss North Ontario Regional Canada 2012, and was selected as one of the 8 delegates to enter Miss Teen Canada-World in Toronto.
I’m very honored to be representing Northern Ontario in Miss Teen Canada – World, this year! When I inform people that pageants are not just about ‘beauty’, they are very surprised to hear of the huge commitment pageants actually are. I’m not going to lie, I was guilty as well for perceiving pageants to be only what is shown on TV; ‘all about beauty’. In fact, pageants are more than looking good in a swimsuit or evening gown! To only name a few, it’s about self-confidence, inner beauty and above all, your involvement in the community and abroad. In the past 6 months, I organized two very successful fundraisers for Northern Ontario Families Children with Cancer, and for Free The Children. I have also taken part and supported many other great causes. Pageants also challenge you to promote what is important to you, like Mental Health Awareness. I presented my platform of bringing awareness to Mental Health at my school a couple weeks ago in honor of our teacher who lost his life to suicide. Only days after my assembly, a teacher that is currently organizing a new Mental Health committee, asked if I would be interested in joining his team. I gladly accepted the role as student representative and I am very excited to be a part of the new committee come next year! I’m very honored to have been considered for this position and to spread the word to other youth across Sudbury and hopefully beyond!
You never know who is watching you! What a snowball effect!!!
I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me by reading my blogs the past couple months. All the best to you! **Stay tuned for my next post when I will be at Miss Teen Canada- World! Thanks again, it has been a pleasure!