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Friday, April 29, 2011

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Maya Boisjoli

Name: Maya Boisjoli

Age: 18 | Height: 5’6″ | Drummond Ville, QC

Maya is an ambitious young woman. She spent the last year exploring her different interests in order to find more about herself and to be able to choose the right career.

Fashion has always been Maya’s passion; she enjoys reading Vogue magazines and books about Coco Chanel. She also had some runway experiences and she did an internship at Ema Model Management.

She applied at ITHQ (Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec) in Hotel Management, and she looks forward to study public relations at Université Laval. In the future, she would like to have an event planning company.

She enjoys reading, dancing and socializing with her friends and family, but her strongest desire is to travel. She hopes that someday, she will have the opportunity to participate to a volunteer project abroad to help the less fortunate.

She likes having changes in her life, she always welcome new challenges. She believes that someone accomplished is someone that always tries new ventures and pushes himself to his limits.

Sponsored by: Elviva, SGT, Pierre Grondin Arpenteur-Géomètre, Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

French

Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Maxime Mastrojoseph

Name: Maxime Mastrojoseph

Age: 21 | Height: 5’6″ | Saint-Bruno, QC

Maxime Mastrojoseph is a true product of the Montreal culture; juggling from French to English, city to nature, travelling abroad and enjoying the quietness of her hometown, Saint-Bruno. She is currently attending her second year in Economics at Concordia University.

In her spare time, guided by a spontaneous and adventurous spirit, Maxime escapes to the mountains and snowboards down the slopes with her family and friends.

The true character of an entrepreneur, passionate and ambitious, Maxime aspires to create her own company encouraging physical activity, travels and education for the curious youth seeking social and worldly experiences.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

French and English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Mariah Dixon

Name: Mariah Dixon

Age: 18 | Height: 5’5″ | Nelson, BC

Mariah comes from an artistic and musical family of six children. Second oldest and the only girl, she loves to read and sew. She knows many hands make light work, and participates actively in her busy household. She has strong family values, a ‘hands on’ approach to life and a special gift with children.

She graduated in June 2010. During her grad year, she took extra courses, and completed her Level 1 Chef Training at Selkirk College. A 6th generation Canadian, Mariah is a real B.C. girl who enjoys a healthy lifestyle.

Mariah is thrilled to be in the Miss Universe Canada Pageant, and regards this as an amazing opportunity as she steps out into the world!

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Mannu Sandhu

Name: Mannu Sandhu

Age: 24 | Height: 5’7″ | Surrey, BC

Mannu Sandhu, professional actress, model, dancer, event organizer and community activist born in India and raised in Vancouver, B.C. After highschool, Mannu, worked as an executive assistant for MP–Nina Grewal. Mannu then pursued a career as a correctional officer. At her current job she is exposed to young men and women who were brought into the facility for drug and alcohol abuse, gang affiliation and assault.

Feeling disappointed as to where the youth was heading, she often felt like there was something missing. She believed her life had a stronger purpose—and motivate the lives of those around her and the community.

Mannu devotes her time to various charities and non-profit organizations as: BC Children’s Hospital, Sikh Blood Donation and Pakistan Flood Relief. She also joined Operation Rainbow Canada and MannKind Charitable Society where she travelled to Baru Sahib, India in March 2011, to help children with cleft palates and burn injuries. She wants to change the way women in her community and around the world are mistreated.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Linsay Willier

Name: Linsay Willier

Age: 24 | Height: 5’9″ | Sucker Creek, AB

Originally from Sucker Creek First Nation, Linsay grew up immersed in her Aboriginal Culture. This Traditional upbringing is where she learned the importance of respect and honour.

She also maintained a well-balanced life through athletics. Linsay was captain of her high school hockey team and is a traditional Fancy Dancer.

Linsay completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care at Grant MacEwan University. During her fourth year of school she was chosen as a finalist for the show “Canada’s Next Top Model”.

Not wanting to drop out of school, Linsay completed her final semester in two weeks. Linsay won the coveted first runner up prize on Canada’s Next Top Model and made it home in time to attend her graduation.

Upon completion of University she started her own business Dreams In Motion Inc., a full service youth empowerment company designed to provide them with the tools needed to achieve their dreams. Linsay believes that we are all role models and therefore it is our duty to be the best that we can be.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Linda Wang

Name: Linda Wang

Age: 19 | Height: 5’10″ | Vancouver, BC

Linda is an Asian garden growing on Canadian soil. As an ensemble of oriental specimens known for their hybrid beauty and their innate strength, no one fail to see the wonders she offer. Strong yet feminine, exciting yet consistent, she is a paradox that never ceases to inspire those around her.

In this country, she has transposed herself into something even worthier than she was before; always leaving visitors gasping with delight and amaze. She anticipates that her roots will push strong and deep into the magnificent soil in which they now find themselves and continue to enhance the place she passby.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

Fluent: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Semi-fluent: Spanish, French


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Krystal Bedard

Name: Krystal Bedard

Age: 26 | Height: 5’10″ | Pointe Claire, QC

Krystal, of South American and French Canadian parentage, was born and raised in Québec. Not only is she a holder of an MBA and a B.S. in Biochemistry, but she is also an accomplished ballroom dancer, a runner, and an award-winning model.

Krystal is a Senior Consultant specializing in Health Care, IT Auditing, and Data Analytics. In addition to this, Krystal uses her love for dancing to raise funds by performing on behalf of charitable organizations and schools. She also actively participates in fundraising campaigns for United Way and Relay for Life, organizes events to raise awareness of health and wellness-related issues, and gives motivational speeches.

Krystal’s endeavors stem from her living by the principle that, when we extend ourselves to help others feel valued, they become more confident in making the kinds of choices that enhance their lives.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

Native Languages: French & English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Kim Savard

Name: Kim Savard

Age: 18 | Height: 5’10″ | Chicoutimi, QC

Kim was born and raised in Chicoutimi, QC. After the death of her father, she decided to take a year off to be close to her family, travelling, working and taking time for her before pursuing her studies and becoming a pediatrician.

With her very big heart and her need to do whatever she can to improve the lives of those around, Kim enjoys giving her time in many cause.

She is so much proud to say that she comes from a multicultural, accepting, peaceful and helpful country that truly joined her values like Canada.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

French (native language), English and a little bit of Spanish


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Jocelyn Lernout

Name: Jocelyn Lernout

Age: 25 | Height: 5’8″ | Vancouver, BC

Raised in historic Chatham-Kent, Ontario; Jocelyn Anna is an innovative film maker and ambassador of culture with the eye and heart of an explorer.

She has a degree in Psychology with minors in English and World Religions and continually enjoys developing new skills through a variety of arts and leadership courses.

After graduating from university and finding her sense of purpose, Jocelyn pursued her ambition for filmmaking by moving to Vancouver, British Columbia to find stories that could be found in the city that was welcoming the world.

Through her travels and experiences, Jocelyn has endured a personal journey which has brought purpose and passion to her life, and she anticipates affecting other people’s lives in a similar way. She believes in the good and is in pursuit of sharing films and art that inspires remembrance of heritage and appreciation for our multicultural world.

Through it all, she holds the vision of using tools such as filmmaking and cultural awareness for motivating, especially children and youth, to understand and believe in our ability to achieve and become.

Jocelyn values her family, friendship and always meeting new people. Among her creative endeavours she loves playing tennis and ping-pong, attending concerts and events and appreciating nature or time spent on the water.

Sponsored by: Visionary Leaders of Canada, Psychology of Vision Team, Brazilian GLOW, Kalev Fitness, Smile City Square, Black 2 Blonde, JL Concrete Designs, Sasso Moda, Spa Boutique Vancouver, Disc Imaging, Chatham Richmond Motors, Mom & Chuck, Dad & Rita, Jeffrey, Janette, Jessica, Jaynee, Family and Friends.

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Jessie-May Broadhurst

Name: Jessie-May Broadhurst

Age: 25 | Height: 5’6″ | New Westminster, BC

Jessie May Broadhurst was born in New Westminster, Canada. ‘Momo’ has five siblings. Jessie May was asked to speak for an M.C.F.D. Conference, to help better understand the realities of being a foster child. Shortly after the laws were changed in her home province of B.C.

Jessie May was in a traumatic car accident 04/04/02. She awoke from a coma with a broken body and severe temporal brain injury. Through persistence of a supportive team this Aries regained her health.

Her travels have taken her throughout the globe exploring with different workshops, seminars and groups. Jessie May continues to speak. Powered by the passion for sharing, Jessie May is now writing her first book.

Sponsored by: Trinity Salons & Day Spa Ltd., Max Barber Shop, Elizabeth Michaels, Bikram’s Yoga College of India, Artégo Canada, Foxy Fitness Center, Luft Kenneth M Dr, Larry Niven, Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

I speak English fluently, although I am attempting to learn French and Spanish as well as sign language. Through my travels and cultural exchanges I do try to the best of my ability to communicate with all who travel my path. It is amazing what barriers can be overcome when there is a will of the mind and spirit.


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

Photos of Catherine Elizabeth Middleton's Childhood

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (Kate Middleton) from the time she was a kid until the Royal Wedding with Prince William. Kate Middleton was born on 9 January 1982. She grew up in Chapel Row at Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, and studied in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001. They started a romantic relationship that continued until a break-up lasting for several months in 2007. However, they continued to be friends and rekindled their relationship later that year.





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More Photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William

The royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William is just several hours ahead. Let’s check the moments of memory of the couple.




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MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT -Jennifer King

Name: Jennifer King

Age: 23 | Height: 5’7″ | Fort McMurray, AB

Jennifer, 23, was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta and hopes to become the first woman from Alberta to become Miss Universe Canada. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Alberta in 2009 and currently works as a ‘Labour and Delivery’ Nurse.

Growing up, Jennifer enjoyed playing soccer and was selected to play for Team Alberta in Greenland for the 2002 Arctic Winter Games where her team won the gold medal.

She enjoys being active and worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor since the age of sixteen (16). In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and leading an active lifestyle.

She loves children and enjoys being a positive role model to youth. Jen’s craziest life experience just occurred in South Africa where she experienced sky diving!

Jennifer plans to further her education with a Masters degree in nursing. As Miss Universe, Jennifer would use the title to empower young women around the world to live a healthy lifestyle and promote education, democracy and health care for all.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Jamie-Lynell Ellis

Name: Jamie-Lynell Ellis

Age: 27 | Height: 6’0″ | Scarborough, ON

Jamie-Lynell was born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. In 2007 she decided to make Toronto, Canada her home and pivot for personal and professional growth.

Currently an employee of Discount Car and Truck Rentals, Jamie enjoys interacting with others and meeting the challenges of a fast paced environment. In addition to meeting people, socializing, learning of different cultures and customs, Jamie welcomes any opportunity to lend a helping hand and take part in charitable events.

Her ultimate goal in life is to be in a position where she is able to give back to the community and those less fortunate. Jamie plans to further her education in the field of Public Relations which will serve as an asset in facilitating her dream. Her special love for children and admiration of their innocence is evident, and Jamie plans to adopt a child sometime in the future.

Jamie is a lover of life and embraces its joys and challenges equally: always looking at the glass half full as opposed to its emptiness.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

English


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Ivanna Tarnowecky

Name: Ivanna Tarnowecky

Age: 21 | Height: 5’5″ | Kingston, ON

Ivanna Tarnowecky was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. At a very young age, she fell in love with the performing arts and has been acting, singing, and dancing ever since. Her role model is her grandmother, who was a merited actress of Ukraine. She is her inspiration.

Ivanna recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Book & Media Studies with a Minor in both French and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. She looks forward to furthering her education in Communication and Advertising.

Ivanna has a passion for helping people and enjoys working with the elderly and children. She is an outgoing and enthusiastic person who loves to travel, meet new people, and experience new cultures. She believes that cultural diversity is one of Canada’s most admirable qualities.

Sponsored by: St. Vladimir Institute, Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

I speak Ukrainian, English, and French fluently and learned them in that order. My native language is Ukrainian.


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Ines Munyemana

Name: Ines Munyemana

Age: 21| Height: 5’9″ | Montreal, QC

Inès Simbi Munyemana was born In Rwanda in 1989 and left the country during 1994 war. After losing her father, she came to live in Canada with her mother and older brother. Left out really sensible from this experience, she began thinking that life wasn’t fair and passed some really hard time to end up with this revelation: Everything is possible.

Learning that new magical senses of life, through her passion of reading and mentors such as Anthony Robbins, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. She felt the strong desire to learn more on these subjects.

Studied in Neuro-linguistic programming, wrote her first book and helped her mother by working for her when she opened her own residence for people with an intellectual and physical disability.

Inès Munyemana dream is to see everyone happy in life, achieving their biggest ambitions in order to open their hearts and then help others achieving theirs too. Leading to the conclusion she could become everything desired, she began to see all that life has to offer and now really wants to give back.

Her objectives are to become a super model, motivational speaker and successful writer in order to help anyone else in anyway. Especially those who only want to have one normal meal a day.

Proud to be Canadian, she strongly believes that life is all about giving. That is why she doesn’t just want to be a ‘’model’’ but a model of love for the entire universe. Starting here, in Canada.

Sponsored by: Spa Dentaire Laurier, Grand Quebec, Family and Friends

Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)
French, English and Rwandese


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

MISS UNIVERSE CANADA CONTESTANT - Ewa Swiatko

Name: Ewa Swiatko

Age: 25 | Height: 5’7″ | Montreal, QC

Energetic, approachable and friendly are only a few words to describe the kind of person Ewa is. She is always looking to help others and cares about their wellbeing, sometimes even more than her own.

Her love for travel enabled her move to Eastern Europe as a teenager where she was then given the opportunity to experience a different culture and life.

She received her degree in Geography, then moved back to Canada and graduated in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing. She wishes to continue her studies at Concordia University pursuing Communication Studies to one day host her own travel television show.

She has an incredible amount of passion for extreme sports and loves to live life “on the edge”. One of her favourite’s is to skydive and is now planning on becoming a certified solo jumper this year to show others that we can achieve anything we want to.

Other hobbies of hers include, dancing, singing, reading and most importantly spending as much time as possible with her family.

Ewa feels she is truly blessed to be in the MUC pageant. She hopes it will give her the opportunity to be more involved in humanitarian organizations, through which she can then be of help to less fortunate people. Ewa believes that we all deserve a chance in pursuing our dreams.

Sponsored by:



Languages spoken Fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language)

I speak English, French and Polish and currently learning Spanish


Special thanks and credits to www.beautiesofcanada.com

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