My apologies that I wasn’t able to keep updated during the pageant because I lacked internet connection, and after the pageant I caught I really bad cold. I’m all better now! 🙂

It is safe to say that competing in Miss Teenage Canada 2014 was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was so lucky to be with a group of amazing girls for 8 days in Toronto. The bond we have all formed is indescribable; it’s as if we are all sisters now!  I will never forget this experience!

I remember the first day when I landed in Toronto, I was excited as ever! It was odd getting so much attention in the airport from wearing my crown and sash. I was picked up by a chaperon and was sent with another girl to the hotel. I was given my room and started to unpack, waiting to find out who my roommate was and when she would arrive. I sat in the room by myself for a few hours, full of excitement. I then met my awesome roommate, Natalie V, tile holder of Miss Teenage Southwestern Ontario. She was the best roommate I could ever ask for! We got along so well and had a great time together. Later on the first day we went to our welcome dinner and got to meet a bunch of our sponsors! We all took a bunch of pictures and had a blast. The second day was a busy day as each girl completed a photo shoot, video shoot and an interview with judges!

The next morning we made an appearance on Breakfast Television! We returned to the hotel and had a hair tutorial workshop with Schwarzkopf Professional, a very well know hair product company used by many salons. Then that afternoon we all went to the Yorkdale Mall.  Our sponsors, Bench, an athletic clothing company gave each of us 25$ to spend in their store. The mall even gave us gift cards to buy dinner at the food court! The next day we were on Global News twice, and we had an awesome time shopping at the Toronto Eaton Center.  On the 23rd we went to the CN tower and had fun sight seeing and then later on went for dinner at Medieval Times, a really cool restaurant that you watch knights joust and fight on real horses!

The next few days were all preparation. We had hours of practicing our dance and walks with Sean, our choreographer (#salsasean :P). We had Preliminaries, where we all strutted our stuff to the judges in our bikinis and evening gowns. The next night was talent night, where some girls showed off their breathtaking talents. Already, the last day of the competition had arrived. We spent the entire morning and afternoon doing dress rehearsals and getting our hair and makeup done. Luke Bilyk, star from Degrassi and our host for the night came in and surprised us as we got our hair and makeup done. It was so cool to meet him and take pictures with him.

The final night started and was broadcasted online via livestream!  It was so much fun! I am so proud of Chrystalle Omega for being first runner up for the Miss Teenage Canada title! We became pretty close since meeting at the provincial pageant and she is truly an amazing girl! I also want to say congratulations to Francesca McFadden for winning the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2014! 😀

As for me, this is only the start of my journey. So many opportunities have been opened for me since I have entered this competition. Expect to see me in more big pageants! I also want to continue with supporting my platform, helping an organization called Seniors In Need! Please check out their website and help support them too! http://www.seniorsinneed.ca/ I plan to continue to fundraising and volunteer my time helping those in need because it has always been a great passion of mine!

I will still keep updated on my blog and tell you all about my adventures! Thank you for being such great supporters, it means more than the world to me! I promise much more exciting and important posts soon! 🙂 I plan to still use my title to help others and my community!

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” ~ Albert Einstein

I dream big, so can you! Success is a state of mind, and you are the only one who can alter that state of mind!

Until next time xoxo

Miss Teenage Central Manitoba, Micaella

 

Written by: Micaella

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