Hello and welcome to my very first blog as Miss Teenage Lethbridge 2016!
When the ad for Miss Teenage Canada kept continually popping up on my Facebook feed – curious as I am – I couldn’t help but check it out! To be honest, pageants have never been something that I have taken an interest in but after educating myself, I realized they’re not all what they seem. After some extensive research, I discovered there is a great amount of advocates who have brought immense change just beginning with one simple title; I couldn’t help but wonder what impact a small town girl like me could accomplish.
With the motivation of having my voice heard, I decided to challenge myself and compete in the Regional competition for the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant in hopes of obtaining the title of Miss Teenage Alberta. Over the course of the weekend, we were judged on the answers we provided in our personal interview, how we conducted ourselves over the weekend, our confidence and fitness in a bathing suit, the elegance in an evening gown, and our platform*. I honestly had no idea what to expect going into the weekend, but I can say it undeniably exceeded my expectations.
The pageant provided me with the opportunity to meet some girls with amazing hearts and true motivation to make a difference; just like me! Although I wasn’t able to grab the main title, I did qualify to represent Lethbridge and that is a responsibility I couldn’t be happier to have.
What’s the next step you ask? Nationals! This coming July, I will travel to Toronto along with a number of girls from each province to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2016. Until then, (but surely not ending then) I aspire to make as much of an impact throughout the community as possible.
It is genuinely an honour to represent such an amazing and supportive city as well as the surrounding counties. In the short time I’ve had with this title, I’ve come to discover that Lethbridge has so much more to offer than simply it’s hair tangling wind; the opportunities are truly endless! There are so many organizations filled with people doing such impactful things for the community that I had never been aware of before. I’m thankful for the experiences I’ve gained and the people I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know thus far and look forward to what’s to come in the future!
Until next time!