Here are all the answers to the questions I received plus a few I added!
Favourite celebrity & why?
Carrie Underwood because I love how she has continued to stand firmly in her faith, she’s been open about her own [eating] struggles, and her music is meaningful and one of my favourites.
Austin Butler & Cody Simpson (I met him on my 15th birthday!) *heart eyes*
What is your favourite quote?
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. –Isaish 43:2 (Old Testament)
What make up brand do I use?
I’m not going to lie, I use whatever brand is on sale at Shoppers, later this week I’m going to do a detailed post about my make-up routine and each product/brand I’m currently using.
Favourite part about pageants
I love the rush of confidence that hits me on stage, I love meeting new friends, speaking out about what I am passionate for, trying to make my mark & make a difference, and of course feeling like a princess.
What Christian denomination are you?
Do you do any volunteer work?
Yes! I volunteered at the Burlington Special Olympics, I volunteer at a local daycare, I’ve volunteered serving the homeless & at kids programs at my church, and I volunteer at events with Niagara cheerleading.
Favourite thing about cheer?
My favourite thing about cheering competitively the energy on the mat at competitions and more importantly is flying. There is honestly no feeling that comes close to the feeling of being in the air, whether I’m pulling a stretch, hitting a motion, spinning up, dismounting, or doing a basket, the high is auxillerating. My favourite thing about cheering in the OHL is that it’s super unique and I get to interact with tons of cool people, like the fans & sports media professionals.
I want to continue to raise awareness for eating disorders/mental health & bullying, as well as encourage others to receive help and reach recovery. I also want to get my college certificate and start up my business. And like I said in my last post, I hope to travel, teaching less fortunate children around the world.
Lowest weight during your eating disorder?
How many languages do you speak?
But I also took French grades 4-10 so I can understand it & I took Italian which I can also understand but honestly, speaking it isn’t my strongest point
Favourite snapchat filter?
My Fitness routine
I don’t “force myself” to work out excessively because that can be considered “disordered” but when I work out I do a lot of treadmill, I also try to get some squats in and I ALWAYS stretch, mainly for cheering.
Favourite hockey player?
I chose Taylor Hall as my favourite like when I was like 9 and he was still playing in junior, but I don’t really have one at this point xoxo
Favourite NHL team?
Edmonton & Toronto
Favourite places to shop?
Free People, Forever 21, peppermayo.com (there’s more but obviously I’m drawing a complete blank right now lol)
How tall are you?
I’m just 5’4”
What is your dream job?
Business owner and/or some kind of job working with kids
How many kids do you want?
At least 4 biological & 2 adopted
What are you most nervous for in the pageant?
I’m just overall nervous about messing up, but to be honest I just hope I can represent my platform and those struggling to the best of abilities, I want to be able to bring the point across of “Sick not Weak” which means while we may struggle with our mental illness it does not mean we are impaired or should be look down upon, per say. I just hope I can & have been able to articulate that you can get better and people with mental illness are not “tarnished.”
[Light] PINK !!
What are you most excited for going to college?
I’m so excited for a new academic structure and getting the opportunity to finally make some new friends and establish new relationships in a different & more mature environment. I’m also looking forward to being in more of an adult role so I get to challenge myself more!
What’s your favourite restaurant?
I love love love the Ikea restaurant hahaha guess I’m a cheap date.
Country Girl by Luke Bryan
What was your natural hair like?
Natural colour is super dark auburn brown & natural style is tight & thick ringlets (I lost the majority of my hair’s thickness when it fell out during my sickness)
Would you ever go back to brunette?
I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought about it, but I’m quite content with blonde at the moment.
Do you have a boyfriend?
Favourite vacation spot (so far)? And where do you hope to travel?
Favourite place so far – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Where I hope to go – Los Angeles, Italy, Slovakia, Australia, and Texas
Small business and entrepreneurship (1 year) at Mohawk College in Hamilton.
Are you more of country girl or city girl?
Well currently I live in a subdivision in the greater Toronto area, so at the moment I think I’m classified more city girl but I think my mind (and heart) are more country girl material.
Anything you want to try for the first time?
What sports have you played?
Hockey, lacrosse, soccer, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, cheerleading
Where have you cheered?
Burlington Gymnastics Centre, Supreme Cheerleading, CheerForce Wolfpack, Niagara Cheerleading (OHL Niagara IceDogs)
Are you still cheering in college?
Yup! I am doing competitive cheer again at Cheerforce Wolfpack & I’m also cheering in the Ontario Hockey League for the Niagara IceDogs.
Still my body. I’m now able to recognize those thoughts as bad thought and not act on them (starve/purge to try to lose weight, etc.) but I still struggle with my body image thinking “I’d be perfect if there was less fat here, if this was less round, if my bum and chest were bigger…” but those aren’t the features I was blessed with so I just remember my positive features, the fact that I’m healthy, and of course the fact that I pride myself in being a good person, which might sound cliché but I’m secure about my personality, my morals, ethics, and integrity, which is really what matters.
Any advice to people getting bullied?
More times than not people knock people down to try and build themselves up, they too are insecure. However that doesn’t make it ok, but you can’t control it, right? It’s so important to let others, especially adults know what’s going on and then it’s important to keep your head up and not sink to that level, know that nothing anyone says determines your worth. Avoid toxic people and keep pushing through because you will reap the benefits of being a good, kind person, no matter what trials you face.
Will you do other pageants after Miss Teenage Canada?
Definitely, like I said before I love the rush, feeling like a princess and being able to advocate, now that I’ve started it’s not something I could imagine giving up anytime soon, I’d miss it way too much!
Summer plans after the pageant?
Hopefully I will get to go to Boots & Hearts at the beginning of August, lots of relaxing by the pool & at local beaches. Also, I hope to get to do some modelling work in the USA and then I have cheer camp at the end of August!