My first post on my official blog…this is a very big deal. In this post, you will get some background information on the person behind the title of Miss Teenage GTA 2014! 🙂

The Albanian flag and map

My name is Odeta, and I was born on March 27, 1996 in Kavajë, Albania. For those of you who don’t know (and not many do), Albania is a small country in Southeastern Europe, bordered by the Adriatic Sea. It’s a beautiful country, with amazing mountainous landscapes, and breathtaking beaches.

Me on top of an Albanian mountain, overlooking Tirana, the capital city

My mom, dad, brother and I immigrated to Canada one week before my third birthday, but we visit as often as we can, as all my relatives live there. Though my family has adapted to the Canadian lifestyle, we keep our Albanian culture and traditions, adding to Canada’s inviting multiculturalism.

I’m currently 17 years old. Well, 18 years old in exactly 54 days, but who’s counting? I’m a hard-working scholar in grade 12 at Maple High School, and am very excited to be graduating this June and attending university in the fall. I will be entering the field of science, in hopes to one day become a paediatric cardiologist and certified nutritionist. I know I have the determination and work ethic to achieve these goals!

My cheerleading team, the Timberwolves!

I’m an extremely well-rounded person and love to try new things. I’ve been active my whole life, getting my athleticism from my parents, who were both professional athletes in the past. My mom was a star basketball player and my dad triumphed in track and field. Since I was young, I’ve been involved in almost every sport in the book- basketball, volleyball, cross country, football- I love it all! I’m currently on my school’s cheerleading team (GO T-WOLVES!), and plan to continue cheerleading in university! Sports have taught me dedication, discipline and teamwork, and have increased my strength and endurance. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.

After an intense kickboxing class at Stratusphere Yoga

I will forever have a passion for fitness and healthy living. From kickboxing to Zumba, if it involves moving, I’ve most likely done it! I pretty much live at the gym, and if there’s a soft “om” sound coming from inside my house, it’s probably me doing yoga in my bedroom.

I dream to travel the world someday!

On top of sports, I’m extremely active in both my school and my community. From being a part of my school’s student council, to being part of a student-led charity organization, I do all that I can to help out. I currently have over 160 hours of community service, and as a titleholder, I can’t wait to see the opportunities that will arise for me! When first discovering about this pageant, one of the main prizes that caught my attention was the Me To We trip to a Free The Children destination. That would be an experience of a lifetime!

I’m just a curious, passionate, adventurous girl with big dreams and big plans. I want to see everything, do everything, and grasp every inch of this Earth! I hope to travel the world one day, basking in the landscapes, cultures, people, and food. I want to seize opportunities, and live fearlessly and happily.

My wonderful family!

So now you know who I am! This is the first post of many on my journey towards the Miss Teenage Canada pageant! I’ll see you soon!

xoxo, Odeta

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5 Responses to Hello from Odeta, Miss Teenage GTA 2014!

  1. Vita says:

    That’s my wonderful niece!
    I felt tears in my eyes, tears of happiness. I’m moved because of her maturity and wisdom.
    She has had these qualities since she was too young. Now she is a beautiful young lady too, with lots of dreams and ambitions, and I am pretty sure with her perseverance she will be successful.
    Good Luck Odeta!
    Love you!
    Your aunt, Vita

  2. Nina Naime Busho says:

    Odeta Kasa we are so proud of you and you have all it takes to be miss Canada! We look forward to your next pageant! Will much love Busho Family.

  3. Mira says:

    So proud of you! Way to go! We love you!

  4. Mirsida says:

    You are amazing! Can’t wait to read your future posts.

  5. Mira Kasa says:

    Well written Odeta! Proud to be Albanian! Good Luck in July!

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