Today is the day I head off to compete for the Miss Teenage Canada title. It has been an amazing journey leading up to today. With the help of my mom and dad, my sister, and family I am prepared to leave confident. Today I was remembering my late grandma and grandpa. They passed away 3 years ago, but I know they would have been ecstatic that I am competing. I am also super happy that my other grandma was able to come to view the pageant! My godparents, Uncle Mike and Auntie Christine have been supporting me all the way from Manchester, England. I love my entire family so much as they have continuously supported me throughout this pageant. I would like to especially thank my mom. This would not have been possible without her!
Late grandparents <3
I want to thank all my amazing sponsors who supported me for this journey of my mine.
Here they are:
Mirella’s Ladies Boutique, Burlington
Mirella Marsilio began her career as a sales representative in retail boutiques. While
Mirella sponsored me with gorgeous gowns for both my provincial and national pageant. She has also been a strong supporter throughout this journey!
completing her 3-year BA in philosophy and psychology at McMaster University, she began her entrepreneurship in a small loft inside a gentleman’s store. Within 9 months she developed a great clientele and expanded to a 1400 square foot store in Hamilton’s Jackson Square. In 1996, she moved into a 2000 square foot home in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Her clientele grew and wanted to see her expand. Mirella began her part time studies in the fashion design program at Mohawk College, while running her shop. Creating her own collection, she decided to incorporate it into her business. In March 2005, Mirella came across a charming storefront in downtown Burlington. With a busy lifestyle running both stores, she became pregnant with twins and had to cut back her time at the shop. After closing the Hamilton location in 2006, she continues to concentrate all her efforts to bring her customers the best of Canadian Designs. She works hard to bring a sense of style and fit to her clients, never compromising her attention to detail.
Find out more on: http://www.mirellas.ca/mlb/home.cfm
Fit’s 4 You
Fit’s 4 You sponsored me with unique workout clothes! Can’t wait to wear them this week!
Founded in January 2012, Fit’s 4 You has been a goal for owner, Lana Fernley, for quite some time. Being a full-time high school phys. ed. teacher and avid athlete, Lana is extremely aware of what attire is required for any activity. Sourcing Brands from Around the World Using her unique fashion sense, Lana discovered different brands from all over the world. Brands that provide comfort, quality, style, and eco-friendly fabrics. Fit’s 4 You provides each individual the opportunity to express their own style while at the gym, park, or anywhere else!
Find out more on: http://fits4you.ca
Pretty Thingz sponsored me with fabulous pieces of jewelry. Keep an eye out for my favourite necklace on Breakfast TV 😉
Pretty Thingz is a leading boutique in Toronto for fashion jewelry and accessories. Nice thing about this amazing boutique is they have current trends for every one and for every occasion. Whether it be a formal event or a causal affair to extravagant events like weddings.
Find out more on: http://prettythingz.com/
The it Factor Academy
My dance choreographed my It Factor with partner Colin
A fully equipped dance and vocal academy, specializing in all genres of dance from Latin Ballroom, Salsa, Merengue, Afro-Cuban, House & Latin Street Hip Hop. Full vocal training from beginners to advance level specializing also in video, stage and live performance training.
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Forever Movements photography- Leah Kirin
Beautiful photography by Leah Kirin
Custom boutique photography for the family that wants beautifully Leah’s unique combination of classic artistic technique and technical skills allow her to capture true beauty in her portraits. Her respect and admiration for each individual and family motivate her to create exceptionally designed fine art that will become an heirloom for future generations.
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Anise’s Apothecary, Burlington.
Anise Apothecary sponsored me with the two cutest t-shirts and a funky pair of shorts. Love this all natural store
This beautiful store carries the best all natural skin care line, visit the store to see the difference nature make.
Find out more on: http://www.aniseapothecary.com/
Union Hearing Aid Center
Union Hearing Aid Center has supported me throughout my last 15 years. They also sponsored me with a special alarm clock for me to use at night!
Established in 1922, Union Hearing Aid Center has been providing excellent service to the hearing impaired community for over 90 years. Chris and Nick along with there amazing staff have always been patient, friendly and understanding. Customer service is beyond excellent.
Find out more on: www.uhac.ca
LightTouch Day & Med spa
Thank you for sponsoring me!
Our world-class facilities offer the latest med spa services,with the latest technology and treatments available in Canada. All of our treatments are FDA and CSA approved, and only the most experienced and educated personnel serve your individual skin care needs. We offer a full range of laser treatments for both men and women, including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing (Pixel) Radio Frequency Body Contouring treatments, Laser Vein treatments, Laser Tattoo removal, Laser Skin tightening, and Botox and Fillers. All treatments are performed by our certified laser technicians, doctors, or nurses.
We have the reputation, experience, and technology to create the red carpet experience that you deserve. Not only will you look your best, you will feel your best.
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Thank you DAGMAR for lending me truly unique pieces of jewelry.
Dagmar Jewelry is an exclusive collection of semi-precious designer jewelry including custom design and bridal, at affordable prices.
Find out more http://www.dagmarjewellery.com/
Thank you Ovik’s Salon & Spa for giving me the best haircut I have ever received. Absolutely in love with my new look!
“When we put mud on your face
you’ll look really good
Then we’ll style your hair into something fabulous and
you’ll look really good
And then you’ll be okay with it since you had a relaxing
massage and you’ll look really good”
Find out more on: http://www.oviks.ca/index.html
Ooh la la! Loving these beauty products. Thank you Vasanti Cosmetics!
Created by Canadian women and quickly becoming one of the most sought after Canadian-made beauty brands, Vasanti Cosmetics will get you glowing with their collection of active skincare and natural-looking makeup. Staying true to its name, which means “of spring” in Sanskrit, Vasanti develops products to bring life and radiance to your skin through beautiful, unique colour ranges and advanced formulations blended with exotic natural ingredients
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Thanks for lending me the pretty princess dress!
Every woman will make her mark on the world. Whether you are 16 or 60, discovering your own style or enhancing your current style Organza Lines has a staff of trained professionals that will assist you in putting together a wardrobe that is just as unique and beautiful are you are.
Find out more http://organzalines.com/
Great Smiles mobile dental hygiene care
Thanks for the beautiful smile!
Balbir Sohi Owner and founder of Great Smiles mobile dental hygiene care and her dream smile non profit organization where professional volunteers provide awareness on oral health raise funds and sponsor less fortune kids for further students.
What can I say?! It has been an amazing journey. I met some of the most encouraging people when looking for sponsorship. I also became closer with family and friends as they have supported my 100%. Looking forward to competing in the Miss Teenage Canada pageant. Don’t forget to vote for me!