From a little girl who was told she would never speak to an International titleholder.
Samantha Sewell has made her journey, her struggles, her apraxia into a beacon of hope. Samantha born with Apraxia and several other speech impediments struggled in school with bullying and her grades. Sewell was often told that she would not graduate with the “regular” diploma and that she may never be able to communicate like everyone else.
In the ninth grade, Sewell was verbally abused by a teacher, being told by this teacher every day that she was retarded, and constantly separated from the rest of the class. Sewell developed Depression and Anxiety because of this.
In 2015 Sewell received a message on her Instagram page, encouraging her to compete in a provincial pageant. Eventually, Sewell decided to try for the title, and to her shock, she won the title that year. Soon after winning the title Sewell discovered the crown was powerful. People listened to when she wore it.
Now four years after entering pageantry Sewell has spoken in 2 countries, 6 USA states, 4 Canadian provinces and has reached people worldwide with her message of Anti Bullying and Inclusion for all.
Sewell has become an advocate for Bullying, Inclusion, and Apraxia, educating the world on the after-effects of bullying and the signs of current bullying, and mental health.
Since 2015 Sewell has been seen attending and volunteering at over 1500 events worldwide!
Samantha’s Pageant Titles:
Miss Tourism World Canada 2020/21
Miss Royalty International 2020
MRI International Fashion Model 2019
MRI Miss North America 2019
Miss International Volunteer 2019
Ultimate Miss Worldwide Canada 2018-2020
MRI Miss Canada 2018
Miss Worldwide Teen Canada 2017
Miss Teen Galaxy Canada 2016
Miss Teen Social Media 2015
Miss Teenage Okanagan 2015
Samantha’s Pageant Awards:
Pageant Planet’s Top 10 Miss Fun Fashion Outfits of 2019
Miss Royalty International Fashion Model 2020 (highest fashion score age 13+)
Top Finalist International Runway Model (Gown ages 13+)
Top Finalist International Role Model (age 13+) 2020
Best Application (Miss) 2020
Best Fashion Outfit (Miss) 2020
Top 12 Most Inspiring Miss, Positive Pageantry Awards 2018
Miss Royalty International 2019 1st Runner-up
Top 5 International Role Model (age 13+) 2018
International Peoples Choice (overall) 2016
Most Inspiring Pageant Queen Finalist 2016
Best International (Out of UK) Pageant Queen Finalist 2016
Awards Samantha Won:
Vernon Best of The Best Awards, Best Volunteer 2021
Global Change Leader 2017, Strength and Identity
Principal’s Choice Award Grad 2016
Community Leader Finalist, Vernon BC 2016
SD22 Vernon District Project Scholarship Winner 2016
Grade 8 Citizen of the year
As seen in/on:
Canadian Travel Website, Canada EH? Podcast
International Face Magazine
Bikers Against Bullying (Canada)
Santa Claus Anonymous website
The Power of YOUth, by Kelly Lovell
lě bloom kids Magazine
Sprinkle Kids Magazine
Natural Sparkle Magazine
Okanagan Woman Magazine