When I first joined the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant, I did it to be able to make a bigger difference in my community. I thought that a title and a crown made people take you more seriously and that it made it easier for you to go out there and be able to make a difference. Through this title I learned that people don’t take you any more seriously with a crown and sash, atleast not where I’m from, and that if you really want to achieve something you have to go for it.
It’s funny how I’d always use this metaphor but just realized the depth of its meaning. I never needed a pageant to go out and help others, all I needed was my own two feet and the head upon my neck.
With all this, I’m not saying I regretted my pageant experience. It was definitely an experience I learned a lot from and one I will not soon forget. It helped me grow as a person and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. I met 64 other amazing girls that were all intelligent, kind and talented.
A lovely girl named Jill Martin won the title of Miss Teen Canada-World 2013. She is definitely a girl worthy of the title. Throughout the week I was able to speak to Jill and she is a very kind hearted, well-spoken individual and she’s a good foot taller than me at 6′ 0!
To everyone out there, if there is one thing I want you to be able to learn from my experience it’s that you can achieve anything you want as long as your reach for your goals. No one is going to hand you your hopes and dreams all tied up with a bow, no matter how much you want it to happen. If you really want something, I encourage you to find a way to get it and I will be there with you every step of the way. I will support you and encourage you on your journey, just as you all did for me.
Miss Teen Hamilton Region-World 2013