The crazy, hectic and fun pageant week has finally commenced and I could not be more excited! This crazy, hectic week comprises of early mornings and late nights, all accompanied by a long hard day of work. Most of the time we are busy we forget to eat or simply do not have the time to. This is a reality for many people daily. Life appears to be a constant battle between health and time. Choosing to go to the gym or having a fitness routine is a decision that sacrifices your time and energy. Choosing fast take-out from Mcdonalds is a money and time-saving option, rather than cooking a wholesome meal. Many simply do not have the time or energy to invest in their health and well-being.  For many going to the gym or meal prepping is simply not an affordable option. Because of this is it so important to recognise and appreciate Clean-Eats!

Clean eats is a company that assembles healthy and delicious meals for you and delivers them to your doorstep! It is quick and super easy. Just pop the meal container in the microwave and you have a delicious and healthy meal prepared for you instantly! Clean meals have provided the Miss Teen delegates with lunch and dinner, the food gives me the needed energy to continue on with the pageant activities. The day was definitely a hectic and busy one, we did our official photo and video shoot, as well our interview round. For our shoot, we had the amazing Modern Makeup do our makeup and hair. For the shoot, I had a natural makeup look with volumized curly hair accompanying it. The shoots were followed by our interview round, the judging panel included this year’s Miss Supranational Alyssa Boston.

 

 

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With Miss Teen Canada less than 2 weeks away, I was hoping to change up my look in order to look distinct and my best for the pageant week. Through this, I had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with Carrie’L Salon & Spa!!

The spa is located in the heart of Edmonton Downtown, making it easily accessible. Carrie’L Salon & Spa offers a variety of service from internationally trained massage therapists, hair stylists and estheticians. The salon itself is super adorable and the staff is so incredibly kind and helpful.

My hair was done by the amazing Sinead, who has been colouring and styling hair for 6 years now! She worked wonders with my hair. She gave me a beautiful brown balayage, perfect for a fresh summer look. She used products that left my hair feeling nourished and soft. Later Sinead added some beautiful curls in my hair which complemented the look very well.

 

I spent yet another morning with Carrie’L Salon & Spa (can’t get enough of this place!) being pampered by their Esthetician Kerrie-Anne. In 2012, Kerrie-Anne went to Tokyo, Japan, and was one of 35  global beauty finalists in Shiseido’s International Global Beauty Consultant Contest. She is incredibly gifted in her craft and is such a sweet person! She gave my feet and hands some much-required love and attention by giving them a manicure and pedicure. She shaped my nails and moisturized them, prepping them for the pageant. My usually brittle nails definitely appear much healthier and stronger after the appointment. The appointment ended with a 20-minute teeth whitening session which left my teeth brighter than ever, giving me a picture-perfect smile!!

I 100% am in love with the service and the people of Carrie’L Salon & Spa. I know that I will definitely go back to them in the future whenever I decide to treat myself.

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Now with Nationals a couple of weeks away, it is time to choose the perfect jaw-dropping, winning gown. I believe the gown round is the time for each contestant to depict their regality and their ability to wear the title whilst looking like a princess. I wanted a dress that made me feel confident, suited my body and made me look graceful and elegant. My search for the perfect gown finally came to an end at a local dress boutique located on the second level of  West Edmonton Mall named Lustre Bridal. The boutique offered a large selection of beautiful gowns perfect for various occasions.

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Whilst choosing my MTC gown, I had the pleasure of meeting the boutique’s owner Cyn Punter. Cyn was extremely helpful in accommodating my liking and finding a dress I  felt royal in. Moreover, her patience with me was definitely impressive as I tried on many different dresses throughout the day! As mentioned earlier the local boutique offered a large variety of dresses and is perfect for those searching for bridal gowns or prom/grad dresses.  And honestly picking the perfect dress was definitely a struggle with all the dress options that Cyn presented to me!

After a day of trying on multiple dresses, we found my MTC dress!! As cliche as it may sound it was certainly love at first sight… It fit me like a glove with no alternations required. Its sleek fitting unquestionably transformed me into a princess. I am so excited to reveal my dress at Nationals and special thank you to Cyn and Lustre Bridal for providing me with the gown of my dreams!!

   (btw this is not my MTC gown!! That                                                                     one is a surprise of course!)

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One of my favourite part about participating in Miss Teen Canada is that each contestant requires a social platform for which she wishes to raise awareness for. My platform is devoted towards raising awareness about mental health issues. My social platform is influenced by my own encounters with the negative stigmas associated with mental health issues, which are significantly prominent in Indian culture. As I was growing up, it was saddening to see that the adults around me would consider mental health as being unimportant or not a significant issue. The older I got the more I realize that these misconceptions are prevalent in every culture and has become a social norm. I wish to change these norms by educating children from a young age that mental health is the disease of the mind and it is just as prominent as physical health.

Due to my platform, I wanted to be apart of events that helped raise awareness for mental health issues. Because of this, I reached out to the event coordinators of the  Shoppers Drug Mart’s run for women and got the amazing opportunity to be apart of this event. The run helped raise money for mental health services and promoted the cause.

I spent the morning handing out bracelets to runners who passed the finish line. I was so blown away by the number of runners that showed up for the event. Hundreds upon hundreds had run that morning in order to raise awareness for mental health issues. I was so happy to be apart of such a great event. It was also my first public appearance as Miss Teenage Edmonton 2018, and everyone was so kind and supportive!

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The only thing that seems to be constant in my life is change. The ironic expression is an accurate depiction of 2018. This year has thus far been accompanied with discovery, growth, new people, new experiences and a new me. This year has irrevocably changed my life, and I could not be more grateful.

2017 was a whirlwind of a year for me. The past year was one of the worst but one I can never forget. It was filled with loss and uncertainty, I lost my true self and what made me happy. I felt a void in my life and a sense of isolation. However, as cliche as it may seem, it is true that some things must be broken in order to be healed. Such was true for me, come 2018 I was determined to revive my life and live it the best way possible.

This is how I was introduced to Miss Teenage Canada. The possibility of endless opportunities, of meeting new people and of seeking a once in a lifetime opportunity, inspired me to apply for Miss Teen. Honestly, I did not expect to get selected and did not think this dream of mine would actually become reality, so I am sure you can imagine my disbelief and excitement when I was chosen for Regionals to compete for Miss Teenage Alberta.

Regionals was amazing, I met so many amazing and driven women throughout the event. We were trained and prepped for our big show by Jane Gagne, who did an amazing job at transforming us into beauty queens in less than 2 days! The show was an amazing success filled with adrenaline, excitement, and even a little fear of tripping in my heels..

I instantly fell in love with pageantry and the art of celebrating the various forms of beauty and appreciating the diversity of it. Pageantry also teaches you a lot about self-confidence, leadership and stage presence, which are valuable life skills. I am so incredibly grateful to compete again in Nationals and will hopefully (fingers crossed!) continue on with Pageantry in the future. Thank you to all those who have supported me throughout my journey thus far, and I hope you all stick around for the remainder of it!

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