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Our third day was a long day for sure! It started with waking up at 3:30am so we could get ready and leave to Breakfast Television! It was neat actually being in the BT studio and seeing how everything works behind the scenes!

After Breakfast Television we went to High Park and had a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast! That defnietly filled me up! After that we went back to the hotel for a hair tutorial thanks to Schwarzkopf Proffesional! It was neat learning about some of their products which they also gave us as well as learning some different hairstyles that can be done fairly quickly and are pretty simple!

We then had lunch thanks to Panera Bread before heading off to Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Thanks to @yorkdalestyle we got a gift card to Bench and the food court so that we could choose whatever we wanted for dinner!

I seemed to have way more hours in my day this day then most but that would probably be because I woke up at 3:30 and didn’t end up going to bed till closer to midnight! But I will say you can fit a lot of things in to just one day!

*Unfortunately I can’t upload my photos on here directly at the moment but you can check out my experience and photos so far on my facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/missteenagecentralalberta2014



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Our second day here, was a full day as we started the day off with Hair and Make-up which mine took nearly 2.5 hours! Once we were then ready, we had our Official Video shoot and Photoshoot done! Because there are so many girls it was a fairly lengthy process but it all ended up working out!

I felt like both of my shoots went fairly well! I definitley didn’t do as great in the video shoot but it was all a lot of fun and I think by the end of it, it ended up working out! It was also kind of nice that we got to visit with each other while we waited, so it was a good opportunity to get to know the other girls.

After both of our shoots had been completed, we then had our official Interview which goes towards are final score! I know that I had a couple of ‘whoops’ moments while I was in my interview but overall I think it went pretty good and most importantly I was being me! I was just being the real me and having fun with it while also taking the whole process seriously! The judges were all really nice and it was a much more relaxed atmosphere then I was expecting!

It ended up being a fairly long day, but was good none the less!

*Unfortunately I can’t upload my photos on here directly at the moment but you can check out my experience and photos so far on my facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/missteenagecentralalberta2014


Anna 🙂

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Nothing like going to bed at 1 in the morning and waking up 2 hours later to catch my flight to Toronto! This was just the start of my journey to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada!

After all the craziness of my preparations, I was finally on my way to Nationals thanks to the amazing support of my family, friends and community.

There were also 3 other delegates on the same flight as me!

When we arrived at the hotel, we were able to get registered and then went to our rooms! My roomie and I were both there about the same time so we got to meet each other right away! We honestly are almost like the same person..its kind of comical!  My roommate for the week is Sonya, Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario.

After a few hours of hanging out in our rooms, we were finally all collected for the Welcome Party! This is where we got to meet all of the other delegates as well as some of our sponsors for the pageant which included…

Hi-Tec Canada

Wright Spa

Golden Glamour Goddesses

Motives Cosmetics

The first day was great but also a fairly long day, as running low on sleep, travelling and socializing all seem to take the energy right out of me! It was still a great first day however and I couldn’t be any more happy to be here!

*Unfortunately I can’t upload my photos on here directly at the moment but you can check out my experience and photos so far on my facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/missteenagecentralalberta2014


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This year MTC-W Inc. has launched a  new sister competition to Miss Teenage Canada, Top Model Search Canada! This competition was created with the desire of offering young women the opportunity to meet a wide range of industry professionals as well as helping to kick modelling careers. If you want to be a model, there is no better way to launch your career. TMSC will be flying in international scouts and agents who are looking for you!

Top Model Search Canada is a unique competition that offers the pageant experience as well as the opportunity to make ones break in the modelling world. Contestants have the opportunity to perform and compete on stage as well as a chance to win over $15,000 in cash and prizes. There are several scholarships that can be one for skills in modeling, acting, leadership and so much more.

Over 40 finalists are selected from across the country to compete for the crown and title of Miss Supranational Canada as well as a modelling contract for the summer in Toronto. Each year the winner has the amazing opportunity to travel, meet agents, build their personal portfolio and work with some of the best in the industry.

What are the requirements?

–There is a height requirement of 5’7 or Taller

–You must be 17-27 years of age

–You must reside in Canada

–No experience is necessary to apply!

You just need to believe in yourself, be willing to have new experiences, have a love for fashion and glamour and want to be in the public eye.

They’re looking for girls who have…




Inner & Outer beauty

Who enjoy performing on stage and modeling

This competition is held August 12th-17th in Toronto, ON and the TOP 3 will then go on to Miss Supranational, Top Model of the World, and Miss Intercontinental.

  • Miss Supranational in Poland: November 16th to December 5th, 2014
  • Miss Intercontinental in Tala Bay, Jordan: October 6th to 27th, 2014
  • Top Model of the World location & date TBA

If this is something that interests you in any way, you can read more about it at http://www.topmodelsearchcanada.com and APPLY here!

Be sure to join their FACEBOOK GROUP www.facebook.com/TopModelCanada

And follow them on TWITTER @CanadasTopModel to keep up with whats new

My Advice to anyone who wants to apply is to not be afraid of standing out! Be confident with who you are and what you are capable of. When you are honest with yourself and those around you, you will find the greatest success. Be open to all of the new experiences and most importantly have fun!


I wish the best of luck to all of the girl’s competing this August!
You are capable of doing whatever you set your mind to!




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In our society today there is much confusion and misunderstanding of what pageants are, what they stand for, and which ones are the real deal. There are so many different pageants out there that have Miss Teen Canada in their title, and it can often be difficult trying to figure out the differences between those and the real ones. The truth is however that none of them are real. There are several competitions out there that use the name Miss Teen Canada however it is not the same company producing it.

From 1969 to 1971, the original Miss Teen Canada Pageant that our parents remember went by the name of Miss Teenage Canada. However in 1972 it was then renamed to Miss Teen Canada. The original Miss Teen Canada Pageant was a loved national tradition in Canada from its inception in 1969 up until the time where financial concerns caused the pageant to be shut down in late 1990. It was both a personality and beauty competition in Canada for women ages 14 to 17 and had always been held in Toronto, Ontario. When the event started in 1969 it was televised on CTV and was originally sponsored by A&W Drive-Ins. Cleo Productions was the owner of this event for the majority of its years.

Miss Teen Canada was the original pageant along with Miss Canada but today pageants in Canada have changed quite significantly and there is no longer just one “Teen Canada Pageant”. This year Miss Teenage Canada became the new name for what was formerly known as Miss Teen Canada- World and is now the largest Teen Competition in all of Canada.  It is owned by MTC-W Inc. and produced by Michelle Weswaldi. MTC-W produced pageant is the largest Canadian Teen competition closest to Miss Teen USA.  The first winner to win the title was Katie Starke in 2008 from Uxbridge, Ontario and ever since then MTC-W has continued to create an amazing pageant experience for hundreds of delegates from across the country with one girl each year taking home the national title.

MTC-W is the largest pageant today in Canada. It is the only one to hold provincial pageants as well as being known as the largest prize winning pageant. From this pageant there are several different scholarships to be won from academics to talent scholarships, as well as over $25,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the title winner. The winner also goes to Miss Teen Universe to compete with others from across the world. This pageant has the most delegates, the most media exposure and even has a Celebrity Judging panel which has included individuals such as…

Belinda Kirakou a celebrity weight-loss, yoga and lifestyle coach,

Chelsae Durocher former Miss Universe Canada 2011,

and Sarah Fisher, a young singer, songwriter, model and actress from Toronto                    

along with many other amazing judges.

Not only is there a celebrity-judging panel but also celebrity hosts such as this years host, Luke Bilyk, a Canadian Actor who is best known for his role on Degrassi.


There have been many amazing women who year after year have won the National title and have become great ambassadors for our nation and incredible role models to look up to. Each young woman has had something personal to give of herself during her years reign. Here are the previous winners from 2008 to now:

2008 – Katie Starke 

2009 – Siera Bearchell

2010 – Channing Killi Smendziuk 

2011 – Lauren Howe 

2012 – Megha Sandhu 
2013 – Jillian Martin 

Miss Teenage Canada is also affiliated closely with the Free the Children organization. This charitable organization works both nationally and internationally to empower youth to become agents of change. Free the Children carries out several different campaigns each year and this year there focus was put on a ‘Year of Education’. Education is the most powerful tool that we have, which we can each use to change the world one step at a time. I have been privileged to work with Free the Children again this year as each year all national delegates are required to raise a minimum amount for Free the Children with the top fundraiser receiving a Me to We trip to Kenya along with the National titleholder.
 (Siera in Kenya)

Pageants are so much more than just a girl with a pretty face. As much as outer appearance and beauty is an important aspect, the greater importance is what is on the inside and what one has to offer. This is the first time I have ever competed in a pageant and it has really increased my confidence in many areas of life. As I have worked to promote my platform in various ways and be a role model for others I have been pushed outside of my box, which has greatly benefited me. When it comes to public speaking my confidence has increased greatly as a lot of what I have doing requires putting myself out there and getting in front of people to talk about my platform, Free the Children or whatever else the topic may be.  I have always loved being involved in the community wherever I could and being a part of this pageant, with my title I have had so many opportunities that I have been given to continue my involvement and in different ways. I have been able to work with the MS Society on many occasions, help with multiple fundraisers all for great causes, be involved with the elementary schools and so many other neat opportunities which is what this pageant is really all about. Being actively involved for a good cause and a positive role model for others, both young and old. I have also been able to do other fun events such as be in parades, play the part of a real princess at local fundraisers, share my platform and pageant experience through the radio and newspapers, attend Miss Earth Alberta pageant as an honored guest and so many other great opportunities. I wish I could do them all, but everything that I have been able to do has been an incredible experience and has really helped to build my self-confidence.

I’m still trying to grasp the idea that in less than two weeks, I will be competing in a pageant that my parents remember as Miss Teen Canada. Every time I saw my friends talk about Miss Teen USA and their experience of working towards their title it really made me want to be able to do something to that magnitude for myself. The idea of being in a pageant always sounded like a fun idea to me, but if I had been asked just a few years earlier I would never of thought that, that would of became a reality. However in the fall of 2013 I saw an ad on Face book for the Miss Teenage Canada page that read, “apply now…no experience necessary,” and with that statement I figured there was no harm in applying and trying something new. With that I applied for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant and from there I have been able to work myself to where I am today!

With the Title of Miss Teenage Canada 2014, I would be honoured to get to further promote my platform on a larger scale that there isn’t just one definition of beauty. I want others to realize their self worth and value by being an advocate for health and wellness in all aspects of life. I also want to help others to gain that self-confidence which I have been able to attain for myself. The reason I chose this as my platform is because I believe that no two people are the same, so there is no point in trying to compare ourselves with one another. There is no point in trying to become someone else or live someone else’s life when you can live your own life…a life that no one else can live for you!



Miss Teenage Central Alberta

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MS Walk & Run

On May 25th, I had the privilege of continuing my volunteering with the MS Society at the annual MS Walk & Run event in Red Deer, AB. My part was sending everyone off at the start and then being at the finish line, congratulating each participant as they crossed the finish line and handing out goodies. There were so many incredible people there. Everyone there was working for something greater…helping to put an end to MS. It was amazing to hear some of the inspiring stories of those living with MS and the challenges and trials that they have faced and have had to overcome. I loved their message that You are never alone! …there are always people supporting you and helping you on your journey! I even had the chance to meet and visit with William Boulton author of I Miss Me!

Black and Gold Rodeo

This year I was an honoured guest at the Black & Gold Rodeo in Leduc, AB. It was fun to be in a different atmosphere and I had the privilege of meeting some incredibly talented individuals. It was a great night hanging out with some of the head people behind the scenes and getting to watch some rodeo events.

Blackfalds Trade Show

At the end of May I graciously had a booth donated to me at the Blackfalds Trade Show where I was able to fundraise for Free the Children. It was a great way to get involved in the community and a great start to the fundraising process. Part of what I did there was to have a 50/50 draw set up and our MLA, Rod Fox was the lucky winner who very generously donated all his winnings back to Free the Children. Thank you!

MS Bike Tour

Again I was able to help out the Central Alberta MS Society with yet another successful event. For this event I was able to be at the Finish Line, cheering on each cyclist that crossed the finish line after a long day. It was amazing seeing these individuals all accomplish such a great task and that they were doing it all for such a great cause.

Blackfalds Days Parade

This year I got to be in the Blackfalds Days parade and I had such a fun time riding in the truck and waving to everyone. It was really cute seeing the younger kids wave at me and hearing them say, “there’s the princess!” After the parade I went over to the Kids zone where I got hang out and visit with all kinds of people. There was a free BBQ, bouncy castles, games, prizes and even a petting zoo. This was a great event where you could really see  the community come together and just have fun! I was even in the Lacombe Globe for it–how fun!

Photo shoot with Traptow Photography

I had the privilege of working with Traptow photography as they were yet another amazing sponsor for Miss Teenage Central Alberta. I was able to spend the evening shooting in downtown Red Deer and was able to have a lot of fun with that. The photographer, Jonathan Elhard was great to work with and was able to create some really great images. Here are a few pictures from the shoot!

I have continued to have some amazing support from my in-kind sponsors. Lash Diva, Nail Zensation and Organic Tan Franchise have all been so great at making sure that I continually look the part for all my events and appearances. It has been my pleasure getting to work with each of them and they are all places I would highly recommend to others.




~I am not exactly sure what happened to these past few months, but time honestly just seems to fly by lately! Nationals is now less than a month a way, and I am beyond excited to head to Toronto for what I know will be an amazing and unforgettable week!~

Thank you so much for everyones love and support! I really do appreciate it all!


Anna 🙂


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On April 11th, I had the opportunity to be in attendance at the Lacombe Trade Show, and help out at the MS Societies booth.  I recently signed up as a volunteer with the Central Alberta MS Society in Red Deer and was so excited when they asked me to be part of this with them. I am looking forward to the many future events such as the MS walk and MS bike tour that I will have the opportunity to be part of in the near future.

I also saw a couple of my Provincial sponsors who were a great help in getting me to the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant in February and where I am now!
Heather Buelow from Dancers Edge Studio and Judy Ventry from Lacombe Hardwood

Later on I had the opportunity to attend the Spring into Summer expo at the ihotel in Red Deer where I had the opportunity to meet many great individuals from throughout the area! I even had the chance to model a beautiful bracelet and necklace for Tocara jewellery.

Another event I had the privilege of being in attendance for was the Hippity Hop into Spring Easter pageant put on by the All Canadian Pageant! It was such a great experience and fun day judging at it along with Miss Teenage Red Deer and Miss Teenage South Central Alberta! Couldn’t of asked for better people to spend the day with along with seeing some incredible talent there!



I also want to say Thank You to HONOR Studio who was so generous as to be an in-kind sponsor for Miss Teenage Central Alberta by providing me with this photo shoot!




Miss Teenage Central Alberta

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This past week has been anything but normal for me, but has all been lots of fun! Thank you to some of my amazing in-kind sponsors I was able to have a week full of pampering!

Thanks to LASH DIVA for amazing eyelash extensions! I am absolutely loving them!!

Thank you to Nail Zensation Studio for their sponsorship of my nails! I am having fun being able to play and try different styles!

Organic Tan has also been an amazing sponsor! Thanks to the Organic Tan franchise for sponsoring me across Canada! And thank you to Megan from Organic Tan Red Deer for my first spray tan from them!

After getting my eyelashes, nails, and tan done I was then able to have two amazing photo shoots done thanks to some great photographers from Red Deer!
Here are some photos from my shoot with Lindsay Nickel Photography


And I am really looking forward to seeing how the photos turned out from my shoot with HONOR Studio!! It was such a great day working with them and they definitely made it a fun and unique experience!


I am so grateful for my incredible in-kind sponsors from the community and all of their support that they have given me!! I look forward for what is yet to come!

That’s all for now!
Miss Teenage Central Alberta:)

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