“Everyday may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”

– Alice Morse Earle

The majority if today was rehearsing the choreography for the show on Sunday night. Shortly after rehearsing, Marc prepared for us a delicious meal. We then proceeded to get hair and makeup done. My hair looked the best it has ever been in with curls and my makeup looked flawless! Modern Makeup is definitely the way to go.

To make my day even better, I was chosen in the top 3 most photogenic girls! I was so excited. I had 3 different outfits for the photoshoots. It was so much fun and I cannot wait to see the results!

The delegates and I took a bus to the Toronto Pavillion Centre to do our preliminaries. We wore bathing suits given to us by Hot Water Swimwear.

Once it was time for our evening gowns, I put on my beautiful, long, navy blue dress by Nina Collection. This dress is handmade.

After a long, but fun night we bussed back home and went to sleep.

-Jessica Alexandra

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Wow, What a day! The Miss Teen Canada Delegates started off our day eating breakfast at the Local Cafe and Restaurant. Then we went on our coach bus to Casa Loma. Casa Loma is a house made for Sir Henry Pellat.

 

After touring Casa Loma, we went back to the  bus, where we made our trip down to Toronto/ CN Tower. Even though I go to  Downtown Toronto quite often, it is definitely a breathtaking sight every time. As soon as our group finished taking pictures with the Toronto sign, we headed down to the Yorkdale Mall to shop and eat lunch. At the Yorkdale Mall, I bought a pair of sandals from H&M, cute shorts from Forever 21, and beautiful black shoes from Steve Madden. For lunch, I had Jimmy the Greek. The food is amazing there and I 10/10 would recommend.

To finish off our exciting and fun day, we went for dinner at Dave and Busters! Shortly after the delegates and I sat down, we got our plates to eat. We ate lovely house salad with balsamic vinegar and veggie pasta. The food was absolutely delicious!

We then got our gaming cards and played tons of fun games! I love Dave and Busters because they have all the arcade games you can think of!

All in all, this day was amazing and couldn’t have been put together without the staff. Thank you so much for this awesome day. I am beyond thankful!

 

-Jessica Alexandra

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To start off this beautiful day, the other delegates and I went down to the Local Cafe and Restaurant. There were many different breakfast choices like egg and ham breakfast sandwich, scone, muffin, or boiled egg. I chose the egg and ham sandwich, along with a fruit cup, accompanied by a healthy all natural orange juice to wash it all down.

Delicious breakfast from Local Cafe and Restaurant

 

Later on that day, we had our hair and makeup done for the video and photoshoot. In the video shoot, I had to pose for a bit, then give an introduction about myself. I mostly spoke about my age, how I am bilingual, and how passionate I am about staying active, which leads me to my next point; staying fit and active.

After the shoots, we had chosen our lunch and dinners from Clean Meals. Clean Meals provides a vegan and a clean health menu. They make each of the meals fresh daily. Previously, I spoke about staying fit and eating healthy; well, Clean Meals is the way to go! With their healthy meal choices that will have your mouth watering, there is no choosing anything else.

Healthy eating is very important because it combats diseases like type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, high or low blood pressure and more. The average intake of calories per day should be 2000 calories. Some alternatives for junk foods you can be:

  • chocolate chip cookie= graham cracker
  • pudding= yogurt
  • potato chips= kale chips
  • ice cream= yogurt ice-cream or smoothie
  • candy= dried fruit
  • candy bar= granola bar

These small changes can make a BIG difference.

Once we finished eating supper, we were called down to level 4 to learn the dances. After nearly 3 hours of practicing and rehearsing the dance number, we completed the choreography and perfected it.

Tomorrow, we will travel around the city.We are going to Yorkdale Mall, Casa Loma, and Downtown Toronto to look around at the scenery.

Can’t wait!

-Jessica Alexandra

 

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I arrived on campus at 4:00. Right when I entered through the main doors, I was greeted  by Michelle Weswaldi, Emma Morrison, and Hanna Begovic. I was then taken up to my room to meet my beautiful roommates, Jacqueline, Mahta, and Jaydlyn. After getting settled in, all 40 of the delegates, including me, went to a room to have a pizza party along with some delicious vanilla cake!

Before going back to our rooms, the staff prepared gift bags for us. My gift bag contained earrings, shea cream, facial and hair masks, and last but not least, MAC PRODUCTS! I would like the thank Mac Cosmetics for the makeup. 

Can’t wait to see what else this week has in store for us!

 

-Jessica Alexandra

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11844289_10200970237653933_2104049908_n Today I had such an amazing day! We started off at the zoo then after a long morning of walking and checking out the animals at Bowmanville Zoo we headed downtown. Once we got downtown we went to the Richtree Taco Truck in the Eaton center and was it ever yummy. I really enjoy tacos as well as spicy food so it was the best of both words. They weren’t just your average tacos as they has several things inside as well as very good chicken. They had many things to choose from but I ordered the chicken tacos (In the photo). I was very pleased, they even set it up in a cute box with a few limes. There was many girls that needed to be fed and there service was fast and effective. All of the employees were such kind welcoming people, it is defiantly worth checking out. I have been to many taco places before and none compare to this one. Be sure to go there some day and try there chicken tacos. They even have fish tacos and burritos if you’d like. Prelims are tomorrow night, can’t wait!!!! Hope you all had a wonderful day. xoxo11850768_10200970237533930_138338175_n

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My platform is Depression Awareness. I have suffered from depression for a few years now and I am proud to say I am finally overcoming it. I know what its like to feel like you have no one there. To feel like your the only one. I would like to show people that they are not alone. More people than you would ever believe suffer from depression and it is one of the largest growing diagnosis. My platform is very important to me as I can relate and once was in the same place as others. I would like to share my story and help others overcome depression. Finally what I would do as Miss Teenage Canada to promote it. As Miss Teenage Canada I would love to talk at many schools sharing my story and make word spread. I would love to open my own foundation in the future. I would love to make an impact on many peoples lives and help make a change one smile at a time. Everyone deserves to feel good and be happy!
Miss Teenage York Region

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Canada Eh? People always say Canada is one of the best places to live in the world. So why do I think Canada is so great? I have lived all across Canada and one thing that stands out to me the most is the wide range of different landscapes. From the rocky mountains, to the prairies, to the large cities. I love to travel and I can stay in my own country and experience many different ways of living. Another thing that stands out to me is how many different cultures there are in Canada. There are many different cultures which gives us different types of restaurants and even the ability to learn things about all the cultures around us. One thing that also stands out to me a lot is how kind and peaceful Canada is. Canada is one of the safest places in the world and we couldn’t maintain that without the kindness of its people. Overall Canada is such an amazing place and I proud to be Canadian. #misscanada #missteencanada #MissTeenageCanada #mtcwproductions #canadapageant #canada

 

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I am so honored to have been a part of the 4th annual B Strong walk on April 26th, in memory of Lindsay Bolger from Markham, to support brain tumour research. Lindsay started B Strong 10 years ago as an initiative to help others. Although Lindsay was young when she was diagnosed with cancer, she was inspirational in how she viewed life. I admire the quote she has on her website: “There are times in life when one is faced with unpredictable challenges. In my case, it was a brain tumour. Challenges like these test one’s strength and courage, but most of all they test how one accepts and deals with these. The only way to deal with these is in a positive way. This experience has totally made me realize that with the right attitude and support, you can truly find a positive view for anything. Lindsay Bolger, 2005”.

Lindsay is another admirable person that we can learn from and make our lives, as well as others around us, better……….we have to believe anything is possible!

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Hey everyone, so I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would write a blog post about 5 things about me. First something that I think is the most interesting thing about me is that I have four sisters, and I am the second oldest. Second I have lived in three different provinces in Canada and moved back to Ontario multiple times. Vancouver and Calgary are the other cities I have lived in. I recently moved back to Ontario from Vancouver. Third, my talent is my artwork. Painting and drawing is one of my favorite hobbies and something I am very proud of. Fourth, I absolutely love travelling, I love to learn about all the different cultures and countries. Fifth, I love helping others and giving back to the community. When I am older I would like to be a psychologist. I hope you learned something new about me! Just an update on my events: This weekend I will be participating in a 5k run, can’t wait to tell you all about it! Wish me luck.

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