Hey everyone, welcome to my Miss Teenage South Western page!!!!
When I was younger I always wanted to be a princess just like probably every other little girl in this entire world! Then when I got older I watched the movie Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock as she was a undercover competing for Miss USA! The crown really got my attention!! The girls dancing, having fun, being on stage center of attention just sounded awesome and I’ve always wanted to perform on stage and to be role model for some little girl. Now I am a princess, more like a Queen and I am a role model for many little girls as I was a teachers assistant for a semester at school! For the little ones to run up and hug me every time they see me is just so fulfilling and rewarding, I am glad I pursued my dream!
My journey started March 2015 when I entered the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant with my best friend Paige! I was new to this and we both had no idea what to do or to expect. On Day 1 learning how to walk, talk, and dance for the pageant, prejudging and our interview! The prejudging for the swimsuit is always fun, to strut my stuff in front of the judges to show how confident and beautiful I am! The interview is always the worst part in my opinion, sitting there waiting for your turn to go in and the nerves are just getting to you!! Sadly, the 2015 pageant I didn’t place and it really hurt me to believe I wasn’t good enough. It took me to my lowest point in my life, but it showed me not to give up. It taught me to pick myself up and keep going, to practice all year round and I will succeed in whatever I want! My confidence went through the roof the past year, I started walking with shoulders back and my chin up to just give off the confidence look, and it eventually was just who I was! This February 22nd I placed 2nd runner up as Miss Teenage South Western Alberta!! That proves that hard work does pay off!
Michelle told us all before the pageant that all the opportunities that can come from this, told us that she lost more pageants than she won but when she won, it was worth all the hard work of losing! I can also admit that, the whole year of practicing was worth it! I am so happy and I know my parents are proud of me for not giving up my dreams! I couldn’t have done this without one of my huge supporters, Angeline! She is the owner of Bells and Bows in Lethbridge. I came to her for a new evening gown for this year, oh she definitely gave me an evening gown!!! Angeline has a huge selection for dresses for any occasion, Bridal, Pageants, Grad and top model! She took a look at me and immediately took a dress off the front mannequin and put me in it right away! It was beautiful, the most gorgeous dress I have ever laid my eyes on. I walked around the corner to show my family and friends… all their jaws dropped and couldn’t believe how amazing it looked on me and how “this dress was made for you”, of course I bought it!! I also recently bought my graduation/preliminary dress from her!! Angeline gave me the biggest confidence boost ever, she put me in the most beautiful dresses, to make those dresses look beautiful I had to put my shoulders back and my chin up! Seriously I have never felt so beautiful ever, to be on stage in my gorgeous dress while everyone is watching me! Best. Feeling. EVER!!
I am so proud to be from such an amazing community of Nanton, Alberta. It is a very small town that barely anybody knows of! The people here are so supportive, they have sponsored me so much! Everyone keeps telling me to remember them when I become big and famous, I love them so much. My boss told me to bring my crown and sash to work so she could take me out to find sponsors!! It’s amazing how wonderful and helpful people are! I have had an amazing time at PBR Lethbridge, Bells and Bows Bridal show and doing hot dog stands! I can’t wait for all of you to tag along on my journey!