WOO I CAN’T BELIEVE IT IS ALL OVER! After a week of fun activities and intense rehearsals, this time around I have made TOP 20 again and I have also won the award “Miss Teen Social Media 2016”. I was given a $1500 Top Model Search Canada scholarship along with 8 other girls, and I am excited to say that I will be going back to Toronto on August 14-21, 2016 to compete and meet with national & international model agencies! I can’t wait to reunite with my #MTC2016 friends!
The week was a blur and I want to say thank you to everyone for making this a memorable journey! The 53 girls I’ve met this past week have been some of the kindest, smartest, most talented, and most gorgeous friends I have ever made, and I am beyond gracious for being a part of the pageant family and the Miss Teenage Canada organization the past 3 years!
Thank you to Michelle Weswaldi for opening all these doors for every girl who has stepped into the MTC-W family; I have learned so much throughout the years and I will continue to strive and become a positive role model!
To our wonderful chaperones, Christi W., Courtney M., Ryan W., Miss Teenage Canada 2015 – Sarah Wojcik, and Hazel Q., thank you for dealing with us crazy teenage girls throughout the week and giving us all the amazing advice! You have all played an essential role and thank you for keeping us organized & always ready!
I also will be missing Shawn and Hollywood, our choreographers, for their bubbly energy! Thank you for creating the awesome dance numbers and for making sure we looked our best on stage!
To Marlon S., Fernando B., and Zvonko, our wonderfully talented videographers and photographers: rewatching the videos have made me laugh and cry; thank you for documenting this precious memory!
I express my sincerest gratitude to Angeline Mcdonald of Bells & Bows Bridal Centre for helping me in picking the most stunning gowns from provincials to nationals! I felt like an angel on stage and I highly recommend Bells & Bows for all your dress needs!
Another figure to be highlighted is Robert Campbell, our social media director, for his week-long blogging updates on what we were up to! Thank you for giving me the award of “Miss Teen Social Media 2016” and I will continue to blog/Facebook/Tweet/Instagram during the rest of my reign!
Special shout out goes to my roomie Miss Teenage South Central Ontario 2016 – Isabella: you are a wonderful person and I have faith in you that you will go far! To my loves, the BC ladies, thank you for always sticking together through thick and thin; I can’t wait to meet up again with y’all once we are all back in west coast! From fundraisers to charitable events to parades, we have been through so much together and let’s continue to use our titles for good causes! Last shout out to every other delegate: we all shined bright like diamonds and don’t let a number discourage you from continuing to make differences in your community! I love you all and hopefully we will cross paths in the near future! Big congratulations to Miss Teenage Ottawa 2016 – Samantha for winning Miss Teenage Canada 2016! Bring that TEEN UNIVERSE OFFICIAL crown back to Canada!
BIG BIG thank you to friends, family, and sponsors for Miss Teenage British Columbia 2016; none of this would have been possible without your support: Derma Bright (I can’t thank you enough Estrellita G., Sandra, and Desiree for helping to keep my skin healthy), IWE STUDY, C.Y. Royal Crown, and Coastal Reign (the hoodies were bomb)!
Dear mom and dad, although you weren’t able to come to Toronto, I owe you big times! Kisses to you for your unwavering support for all my quirks and passions throughout the years! <3