Hello! My name is Audrey and I am the reigning Miss Teenage Western Saskatchewan 2016! I am so excited to be a competitor in this year’s national pageant. I was born in Alberta, but I am a Saskatchewan girl at heart. I live on a quiet, beautiful farm with dogs, chickens, and over a hundred sheep.
Miss Teenage Saskatchewan Provincial Pageant was my first pageant experience. Upon arriving I realized that what I read about pageant didn’t compare to the real thing. For example, I didn’t expect to make so many new and supportive friends. I also have to thank our choreographer,
Meagan; the previous Saskatchewan titleholders; and Miss Teenage Canada-World 2013, Jill Martin, for the amazing experience and show.
The pageant also reminded of how grateful I am of having supportive family, friends, and community. My mother and sister encouraged from the start of the process, I was hesitant to join but they told me I could do it because they believed in me. Right before the pageant I was so nervous, but my Dad shared some loving advice; he said, “Be yourself, and the judges will love you.”
The MTC pageant has changed me, but not into someone new. I feel like I am becoming the person I am meant to be—I am becoming me. Having a crown and sash is a responsibility, there is a lot planning done in order to attend my appearances and follow through on commitments. It is also a privilege because it has enabled me to involve myself in causes I wouldn’t have been able to do prior to getting my title. Personally, my favourite part of being Miss Teenage Western Saskatchewan is putting smiles on strangers’— especially children’s— faces.
My favourite experiences so far have been those with families. On Mother’s Day, I visited the Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon. I was incredibly touched when I spoke to the families in the house. I also enjoyed listening to the volunteers’ stories about how they became involved. I love being a ‘princess’ to kids. It reminds that I must be the best role model I can be for them.
I look forward to updating you on my
upcoming events. Until next post!