I never knew I would get a chance to be writing as a person representing my city and my home. I honestly never believed that the chance of being crowned would ever be granted to me. It is still taking me a long time to grasp on to the fact that I now represent my city and its people and I have to do an amazing job letting the rest of not only Canada, but the world know how compassionate we all really are. The experience leading up to the pageant was a complete surprise! I did not know what I needed to prepare and getting everything prepared just happened so fast. In the end, all that I and the other delegates prepared for was only for a two-day weekend!
Even though we were only allowed to be able to spend two days with the other lovely ladies, it seemed fulfilling. We all walked in to the room as strangers and by the end of the two days we all felt like sisters. During the two days we had gotten so attached to each other and created so many memories that will always remain within us for a lifetime. We never saw this as a competition, but more like a way to express your personality and differences. Who thought during that we would make such a big pageant family that we would hold on to for life!?
My journey to the stage started off with my mom showing me the Miss World Canada website and telling me that I should go for it. I looked at my mom rather funny, like mom you cannot be serious. She really persuaded me to step my foot into the pageant and we had to get everything prepared last minute. It seemed like a rush hour until the end. I kept thinking to myself about the reasons why I ever took part in this, I despised it. However, during the moment all the girls were on stage during the crowing moment, I did not regret my decision at all. I was quite proud of myself for making it up there in such a short period of time.
When my name got announced during the crowning moment, I was surprised and shocked. I was also really worried because now I would have so much responsibility on me. I am representing a certain part of the world and I cannot let anybody down. I have to act in a certain manner and do positive things that will impact the society little by little. It was overwhelming at first, but now it seems like a passion that I’m really driven towards. I cannot wait for the nationals to showcase myself again and to meet many more pageant sisters!
I believe if you really try something new with a positive attitude and try your hardest, you may find out a passion within you that you never knew you had. Nothing in life comes prepared or predicted, you just have to enjoy your life and make sure that you leave with no regrets. Open that door with a lock and walk past it to discover something you may never know was made for you. Don’t be scared to apply your dreams to real life!