The moment I learned I was Miss Teen Galaxy Canada: At that moment I was so happy it was like a dream that wouldn’t end. It is such an honor to be selected to represent the whole Country! My wonderful high school and community has been so supportive on this journey.
I live in Vernon British Columbia, which is located in the beautiful Okanagan, where some of the world’s best wine comes from. I live on a hobby farm we don’t have farm animals but we have a huge vegetable garden. We also grow berries, fruit and lots of flowers. I have always lived in the country, never in a city.
In my house we have 6 dogs Bo, Ruby, and Lilly who is the mother of Buster, Sassy, and Yogi. We also have 3 cats which were all rescued; their names are Gabby, Pete and Bandit. I am an honor roll student at my high school. I am also an active member in several clubs, such as Service club, Leadership, and Student Voice, but my favorite thing to do is volunteering in my school resource room, this is a room for children with special needs.
They are the reason why my platform is anti-bullying and equality for all, I have been bullied and I have seen kids with special needs be bullied and I feel strongly that changes need to happen and that I can help with this. When I was young I had a speech impediment and had to work hard to learn how to talk normally, and to read and write. I got bullied because of this, I know how it feels and I don’t want anyone else to feel that way.
I believe that you can not change the bully but that you can change the bystanders to stand up for the victim or to get help for the victim. I plan to spread my message around Canadian schools and communities and to help put an end to victims
feeling alone. It is such an honor to represent Canada at the Miss Teen Galaxy pageant (a top 5 international pageant) this coming August! I promise to do mu best to make Canada proud. I would like to give a special thank you to my first sponsor Kelsey Raber Photography.