Welcome everyone! My name is Tanya and I would like to invite you to join me as I blog about my incredible journey towards becoming Miss Teen Canada 2014.
Let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself. I am seventeen years old and live in the city of Winnipeg, in ‘friendly’ Manitoba. My parents are originally from the beautiful town of Shimla in India, but moved to Canada when I was 4 because my father was offered a new and exciting job opportunity as a Chef.
I am a Gold Honor Roll student at The King School. Although I like to study, I also like to have fun and participate in all kinds of sports, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and do track and field. I enjoy long distance run the most! I am also very passionate about dance, and do jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood and have training in classical dancing.
Taking part in many school and extra-curricular activities helped me create a sense of leadership. Then again, I have always thought it came naturally to me because I love being around and leading large groups of people. This has helped me achieve awards such Women’s League Leadership, MVP for volleyball had the honor of being team captain. I have also organized events like school sports pep rally, talent shows and am a social representative for the Student Council. And, just between you and me, I am secretly hoping to work my way up to Student Council Vice President. 🙂
Amazingly enough, I do have spare time, so I volunteer at Concordia Hospital and at Bethania Nursing Home three times a week. I also volunteer at various yearly events and fundraisers. I enjoy working and helping people. The best part of my day is seeing a smile on their faces and knowing that one tiny little detail made a big difference. This job has taught me many life lessons on who I want to be and what I would like to do in the future. I want to inspire and dedicate my free time to others. I want to be a role model to all young girls and encourage them to achieve their dreams; I want to show that a person’s true beauty is from within.
For this reason, I am very blessed and honored to be chosen as a finalist for the National pageant Miss Teenage Canada 2014. I am very excited to have received this once in a life time opportunity and cannot wait to make the most throughout my year of reign.
Stay tuned for more,
Tanya, Miss Teenage Winnipeg 2014