The 2017 search for Miss Teenage Canada – Sponsor Party was held at the Edward Village Hotel on Monday August 7th at approximately 5:30pm.

The night started off with brief introductions from Michelle, Rob and Samantha Miss Teenage Canada 2016!  We proceeded to get our sashes which said our province of origin. After that we were sent off to walk around to talk to our sponsors, receive gifts and take pictures.

Our first sponsor is Standard Telecom Business Phone networks! They track down every post that each delegate uses on their social media accounts with the hashtag #mtc2017. All week long we are asked to post about our favourite moments so then they can be displayed on the website.

Next we have the Wandering Minstrel Music School in Mississauga. Delegates were asked to use one of the five instruments and then post their musical performance on Instagram with #MTCSongSolo challenge. The winner will receive a new cordless microphone!

Each delegate received a beautiful necklace from Upon The Time Watches! We were also asked to take pictures with 1 of our favourite watches and then post it on Instagram! The winner will win the watch they posted.

Super Adorbs jewellery and fashion accessories let us pick our own gift, they had a great selection of stuff! I chose this to match one of my purses.

 

 

 

 

Our lovely shoe sponsors were Nine West! The
shoes were out on display for us to try on but we will be getting our own pair at the end of the week!

 

 

We also had Rob from Archer Dental giving away dental supplies and from Street Chic giving away a pair of earrings to all the girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Goddess provided each delegate with their own body butter soap and offered a discount on their spray tan!

 

 

 

 

The first night was amazing, loved meeting all the beautiful delegates and a big thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!

Marissa xoxo

 

 

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  1. What is Fashion?

Fashion is everywhere! It’s something we deal with everyday. It consists of clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup and furniture. Fashion is a means of self-expression that allows people to try on many roles in life. Whether you prefer hip-hop or Chanel-chic, fashion accommodates the chameleon in all of us. It’s a way of celebrating the diversity and variety of the world in which we live. At the same time, fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously or you lose the fun of it.

Fashion has been present throughout history and the trends change very rapidly and constantly. Fashion trends are influenced by several factors including political, economical, social and technological; the PEST analysis. Fashion forecasters can use this information to help determine growth or decline of a particular trend. The media can play a significant role when it comes to fashion.  Editorial critique, guidelines, and commentary can be found on television, in magazines, newspapers, social networks, fashion websites and blogs.

Why does fashion always change? 

  • Fashion changes indicate how a society or a culture can change.
  • Fashion expresses where you belong, your financial status, political orientation, state of mind, identity and of course preferred music style.
  • There are clothes which never go out of fashion, such as jeans, skirts and t-shirts, and wearing these items always radiate self-confidence.
  • World events determine trends. For example the hippy culture was very popular in the 1970s and dominated the world of fashion.
  • Fashion recycles itself time and time again.

The following pictures were taken at Garson Bowl on Falconbridge road located in Sudbury, Ontario. It shows the different types of outfits these girls wear to bowl.

Leah, age 17 (left), Mackenzie, age 17 (middle), Matilda, age 17 (right)

Leah is wearing a very fun flirty off the shoulder shirt that she purchased at American Eagle for 40$ and denim shorts from Garage for 20$!

Mackenzie is rocking denim shorts from Garage for 20$ and a cute t-shirt from American Eagle for 31$.

Matilda is sporting a comfy but cute look! She’s wearing a t-shirt from Brandy Melville purchased for only 18$ and denim shorts from American Eagle for 50$.

Hannah, age 19

Hannah is rocking a very cute but casual outfit. Her shirt was bought at Winners for 18$ and her jeans are from Garage for 40$.

Sudbuey

Fashion isn’t always about who spends the most money, as long as you look confident you can rock anything!

Nothing is more beautiful than a confident person with a shining smile ready to take on the world.

This article is also featured on Street Chic make sure to check it out! http://streetchic.ca/2017/08/05/sibling-fashion-clash-in-lawn-newfoundland/

Love your Miss Teenage Greater Sudbury,

Marissa xox

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How lucky am I to live in such a beautiful country with ten Provinces and three Territories that extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Northward into the Arctic Ocean.  In Canada, everyone can find the lifestyle they desire. You like the city, there are all types and sizes. You like the country side, there are so many gorgeous places to live, it’s wonderful. You want a quiet suburb but still close to the city center, no problem. You want to be alone and have a house with no-one in a 5 km surroundings, no problem. It’s truly a beautiful country.

I am very fortunate to live in the beautiful city of Sudbury, Ontario. It is the largest city by population in Northern Ontario with a population of 161,531 and it is the largest city by land in Ontario. The population of Greater Sudbury either reside in the heart of the city or among many other smaller communities scattered around our 300 lakes and among hills of rocks blackened by the city’s mining history.

One of my favourite places in Sudbury is the Jim Gordon Boardwalk at Bell Park. It is named after Jim Gordon who is one of the three most influential and innovative mayors in Canada  according to the Canadian edition of  Reader’s Digest. The boardwalk was named after him because of his incredible work and dedication to the city of Sudbury. It’s a destination area which can be used for various activities such as hiking, biking and swimming. The Boardwalk mesures 2 kilometres long and follows the shore of Ramsey Lake. It runs all the way from moonlight beach in Minnow Lake and goes all the way up to the Laurentian area.

Here I am on the beautiful boardwalk looking out onto Ramsey Lake!

Located near the shores of Ramsey Lake at Bell Park, we have the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre. The capacity of the amphitheatre is 1,961 people. It features fixed seating for 561 people and grass seating for 1,400. A new sound and lighting system, covered stage and change rooms are available to take your event from functional to fantastic. The perfect place for your next special event, fundraiser or celebration.

Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

Thank you for reading! Talk to you soon,

Marissa xox

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Hi! My name is Marissa, your Miss Teenage Greater Sudbury 2017! I live in Sudbury, Ontario, a small city 4 hours north of Toronto. I am 16 years old, the youngest of 2 siblings. I have 2 older sisters, Mélodie (age 23) and Mireille (age 19). I am very grateful for my mother who raised us on her own. She is my biggest inspiration and I appreciate everything she has done for me. I also have 2 cats that I love very much. I adopted them at only 6 weeks old and they’ll be turning 1 at the beginning of July! There’s never a dull moment in the house with them!

My beautiful family

Bronx & Luna

My biggest passion is dance. I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and competing since I was 8. I spend most of my days rehearsing in the studio and when I’m not, I’m dancing in my kitchen. Dancing allows me to express my emotions, knowing I left my heart on the stage is such an amazing feeling. It’s the perfect getaway from a long day. The best part of dancing is the new family that I have made. My teammates are truly my 2nd family. We’re always there for each; through thick and think.

Backstage before our last competition of 2017

In my spare time, I like to spend my day in the beautiful outdoors of Greater Sudbury and trying new things; such as competing in this years’ Miss Teenage Canada Pageant! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m very excited to begin this journey.

Until next time,

Marissa

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I’m finally here! So excited to finally meet all the amazing delegate which I can now call my pageant sisters!

My amazing roommate!

Upon my arrival, I was thrilled when I found out that I am rooming with the beautiful Emilia N. from Peel! Not only do we have very similar personalities, but she is also a very passionate dancer! We are currently having a dance party in the room while writing our blogs! She is such a sweet genuine young woman and I am so excited to spend the next week with her!

The night of arriving here in Toronto, we got the chance to talk to some of our amazing sponsors! First I visited the Golden Glamour Goddesses! These 4 sisters offered their spray tanning and eyelash extension service at Miss Teenage Canada! Then I had a nice relaxing massage from the Wright Traveling Spa! These wonderful women gave me a much needed massage to eliminate all of my nerves! Over at the Hi-Tec station, I was fitted for a pair of super stylish Hi-Tec sandals! Not only did they have my favourite colour, pink, but I also got to get my groove on in my new kicks, I had a blast! Finally I visited the Motivescosmetic center where I got to learn more about their incredible skin care products, and I got to take my own nail polish, awesome!

Photo shoot!

Day one was a blast! After getting a great night sleep (which most people didn’t, I am so lucky I managed to sleep!) everyone gathered together in the holding room, the excitement in the room was crazy! This was because day one involved the MISS TEENAGE CANADA official photo-shoot, video introductions, and interview! After being pampered in hair and makeup (done by MOTIVES) I had a fast bite to eat then it began! The video shoot and photo-shoot was so much fun, the videographer and photographer really made being in front of the camera a piece of cake! Interviews was definitely the most stressful part of the day! Although the second I walked into the room the judges were so incredibly welcoming, all my nerves were left at the door! I found the interview more of a great conversation which I think is very important in any type of interview. After I met the judges, I went up to my room to catch up on some stretching and dancing for Fridays talent night!

Overall I am having a blast and I can’t wait for the rest of the week!

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I can’t believe I will be waking up tomorrow morning and boarding the plane for Toronto! I am so excited to meet the other delegates, I know I am going to have the time of my life!

I would just like to quickly take a second to thank my amazing sponsors; Mom, Dad, I love you! I am so lucky to have such amazing parents that support me in everything I do, I would not be able to do half of the things I am privileged enough to do without them! My mom can also be known as my personal manager, my backbone and my best friend. My dad? Well he’s my personal bodyguard 24/7 of course! I am so blessed to have both of my parents in my life, guiding me and helping me to constantly make the right decision. Because they never failed to support me with any of my endeavors, I never failed to achieve happiness in my life. I fall short of words when I try to express my thanks for everything my amazing parents have done for me. Yes I can’t live without my phone, computer, and dance, but I certainly cannot live without my parents! I love your both from the bottom of my heart!

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After competing in the provincial pageant of my area, Miss North Ontario Regional Canada pageant and being selected as one of the 7 girls chosen to compete in Miss Teenage Canada, I immediately confirmed my position. I did my research from the Miss Teenage Canada Facebook page, and knew that the professionalism and quality of this pageant was not like the rest. With so many marvelous prizes and opportunities, I couldn’t turn down a chance of a lifetime.

Michelle Weswaldi

Michelle Weswaldi

The title of Miss Teenage Canada has come and gone since 1969. Our parents may refer to this pageant as the original Miss Canada, under the sponsorship of CTV. As the pageant world flourished, many people attempted to recreate this legendary pageant title. Although in 2008, the largest and greatest teen beauty pageant was produced by Michelle Weswaldi, (Learn more about Michelle here) and owned by MTC-W.

Luke Bilyk

Luke Bilyk

Not only is Miss Teenage Canada the largest pageant I have ever entered, but also it is currently largest pageant in Canada! The most exciting part about participating in this pageant is that out of all the incredible delegates, few select girls are chosen to represent their own country at national/international pageants such as Miss Teen Universe or Miss Teen International! By holding regional pageants across Canada, MTC-W Inc. is able to bring extra attention, and media to the pageant industry, compared to other pageants. Not to mention the wonderful panel of celebrity judges and hosts that Michelle Weswaldi brings to us such as the Degrassi actor/heartthrob Luke Bilyk and Sara Fisher, celebrity weight-loss and lifestyle coach Belinda Kirikaou, and former Miss Universe Canada Chelsae Durocher, what’s not to love? With so many delegates from across the country, I hope to become the first from my province, Ontario, to obtain the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2014!

At a young age, I have always been the ‘different’ girl in school, with little or no friends. Dealing with bullies through my entire elementary school years, pageants have helped me to mature into the confident young women I am today. Simply being onstage under those vivid lights gives me so much self-assurance and makes me feel like I can conquer the world! Although, finals night is not the only time when I gain confidence, but the preparation and events I have experienced helped me to become a more sociable person. I am frequently speaking in front of my school at pep rally’s, and events, meeting new people and sharing my story to inspire youthful women in my community. I believe pageants have given me the strength to speak out and help in any way to positively impact our world. Hosting events to raise awareness for charities such as Free the Children makes me feel empowered.

I believe in Miss Teenage Canada since they are committed to giving back and raising awareness. In affiliation with Free the Children charity, delegates fundraise across Canada and bring attention to FTC charity to educate children around the world. ME-to-WE is an event held by Free the Children, and this gives people the opportunity to positively impact the world. Citizens gather and partake in volunteer trips and leadership training programs and it makes me especially proud to say that the Miss Teenage Canada pageant has raised over $190,000.00 for this amazing organization.

With the title Miss Teenage Canada 2014, I would continue to positively impact the world, particularly how society sees the pageant industry. Many people are skeptical on the idea of beauty pageants, but by showing the public what we are really made of through our charity work, volunteer efforts, and community involvement, we can educate expand the group of supporters in the pageant industry. With my outgoing personality and experiences with pageants, I can encourage young women like myself to find inspiration in the little things and live your life!

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Hello everyone! Hope you all are enjoying your summer! Miss Teenage Canada is quickly approaching and I can’t wait! Before that, I think it’s very important to bring to your attention, a sister pageant of Miss Teenage Canada!

            Top Model Search Canada is the official sister pageant to Miss Teenage Canada! Founded and owned by the incredible Michelle Weswaldi, Top Model Search Canada gives teenage girls who have always dreamt of strutting the runway, a chance of a lifetime! Yes, This pageant is still a pageant, you still get crowned, and there is a winner, but that’s just the beginning!

Michelle Weswaldi

Michelle Weswaldi

Top Model Search Canada is different from other pageants because of the amazing team that is behind everything. Not only do you the delegates receive the full pageant experience but also perform in fashion shows, attend workshops and train hard to start a modeling career! With over 25 years of experience in the modeling industry, Michelle and the team are guaranteed to boost your knowledge in many ways. Top Model Search Canada is the best stepping stone in becoming the new generation of high-fashion and supermodels worldwide!

There are also many other pageant opportunities that branch from Top Model Search Canada as it is the official Preliminary to many different international pageants. This pageant allows girls to travel the world and have the time of their life! Travelling to international pageants allows young women to make lasting friendships, and gain a different perspective on how others see the world.

“We stand by our promise to deliver the best and the brightest program in the country and are confident that you will find that the Top Model Search Canada Competition is the ultimate modeling pageant competition in Canada.” (From official website)

Miss Supranational 2013

Miss Supermodel Canada 2013

Top Model of the World Canada 2013

Top Model Search Canada offers many great prizes for everyone! Flying in scouting agencies from across the world, this pageant gives you the best opportunity to kick start your modeling career! On August 12th-17th, 40 delegates spend 5 days in the beautiful city of Toronto, and have the chance to expand their education and train in runway skills, camera movement, make up application, first impression training, wardrobe coordination, public speaking and much more! Several girls leave the pageant with agencies, booking movies, commercial shoots and even music videos!! The most amazing part of this pageant is that you have a chance to travel overseas and represent your very own country in places such as Thailand, Europe, South America, Poland, Korea and Spain! Suzette Hernandez is currently Miss Supranational Canada 2013. With this title comes over $15000 in gifts and prizes including a series of photo-shoots with well-known photographers, features in magazine spreads, TV appearances, and red carpet events! Most importantly, the winner will have the opportunity to represent CANADA at the Miss Supranational an international pageant! Also, Runner-ups participate in international pageants such as Miss Top Model of the World Canada, and Miss Supermodel Canada International!

My most recent photo shoot

            Having many years of experience in the modeling industry, I have taken all the constructive criticism and applied it, to be the best person I can be! If there is one thing you girls take away from this all, is to live in the moment! One of my favourite quotes; “Live in the moment for the sheer joy of living it. When you do, each moment has a quality of bliss. Whatever the moment contains – joy, disappointment, sadness, excitement – welcome it. Don’t try to force it or change it; just allow it.” This quote is so important because when you try to control everything, you don’t enjoy it, therefore relax, smile, and go with the flow!

            Finally, I would like to wish all the beautiful girls competing in Top Model Search Canada the best of luck! Everyone has something unique to share; simply being onstage already makes you a winner. Remember, who you are is what makes you special, do not change for anyone. No matter what the outcome may be, always look back on the friendships you have made and you have learnt from the experience! GOODLUCK!

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Hello everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer weather!

Almost one month ago, I auditioned for a feature spot in a commercial, I was successful in getting the job, and you can spot me in a Logitech commercial recently aired!

“Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world” (source: www.logitech.com)

The most interesting part of the audition process was that it was all done virtually! I was successful in getting the job through a ‘direct booking’. This means thats the producers and directors saw my agency pictures, and choose me! After virtually connection with them via Skype, I filmed for 2 full days in Toronto.

The beautiful view from my shoot!

My favourite part of the whole experience was meeting so many new people, and forming great friendships with them over a short period of time. The entire team was beyond generous, the atmosphere was so relaxed and it made my first commercial shoot very exciting!

 

 

 

You can check out the commercial in the link below!

Logitech Commercial

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