The Miss Teenage Canada pageant has finally begun and it has been incredible so far! From Breakfast Television to free products, I feel very lucky to be a part of this action-packed week.
My favourite part of the week, so far, was getting to know my roommate Meghan Breckon. We have connected right off the bat and it feels like we have became very close over the past few days. Although we are different in many ways, me being a poetry lover and Meghan a dancer, we found common ground right away with our “go-getter” personalities. Michelle Weswaldi did an amazing job pairing us and should consider opening a match-making company!
The first evening of the pageant was the welcoming party, where the delegates had a chance to mingle and meet some of our sponsors. It was interesting when I first walked in and saw the booth for Motive Cosmetics, I had been following the company for over a year on Instagram and I adore their products! I went over to their booth right away and definitely acting like a “fan girl” asking them about products used in certain looks I saw in pictures. Each of the girls were generously given a fun nail polish as well:
Another sponsor was Hi-Tec Canada who donated a VERY comfy pair of sandals. It is definitely nice to change into them after wearing heels for a few days as well. Check out a pic:
Golden Goddesses sponsored the pageant and we were all given discounts on getting spray tans and lash extensions. We were even offered massages too!
On Sunday the Miss Teenage Canada delegates had a long day! It started out relaxing having our makeup and hair professionally done by Motives Cosmetics. I was very pleased with how it all turned out! Afterwards, I had my video interview and it was definitely fun. We prepared three questions to say in front of a camera and were also recorded smiling and saying your name and where we are from. If I am lucky to make the top 20 you will be able to check it out! We had our photoshoot afterwards and the photographer was great since he helped you feel more comfortable and just enjoy the experience. Lastly I completed my favourite part of the pageant, the interview! I had the chance to meet and show my personality to a panel of judges who were incredibly kind.
On Monday we had a segment on Breakfast Television, so of course, we had to be up bright and early! Actually it isn’t too bright out at 4am… Although it was an early morning it was worth it being on television and listening to the interesting stories of a few girls in the pageant.
Afterwards we were taught beauty tips by Schwarzkopf Professional, we learned how to go from look-to-look. I learned many simple and great hair tips that are definitely going to help me through my pageant week! After being shown how to do certain hair looks, we had a challenge between the contestants to who would do the best 5-minute braid. Throwing an interesting hairstyle together in such a short time was a fun challenge but my team and I were prepared. We ended up being voted as the best braid and won some great Schwarzkopf products that I can’t wait to use.
For lunch, the Miss Teenage Canada delegates all enjoyed a delicious meal from Panera Bread!
The next stop on our adventure was Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. This mall is my absolute favourite, and it is pretty obvious by looking at my everyday wardrobe. Even the outfit I wore over was solely from the mall. We were generously given two gift certificated at the mall, the first was $25 to Bench Canada and the second was to Yorkdale for $10. Visiting Bench Canada was definitely an adventure, from countless Polaroid photos to purchasing cute matching shorts with my roommate.
On Monday night all of the delegates were given great news that we were going on The National the next morning! So we woke up bright and early, well it wasn’t too bright out yet but you know what I mean. Check out the segment here:
Afterwards we went to the CN Tower and I faced my fear of heights! Not only did I see an incredible view but I also I walk on the glass floor 1815 feet up in the air. However, I only stayed on it long enough for a picture or two:
Later in the day we visited the Toronto Eaton Centre