This past weekend I had the privilege to judge the Mr and Miss Global Asia Manitoba pageant, and kids talent show along side my friend Hanna (Miss World Canada 2018.) The weekend was full of amazing talent and wonderful performers.
The weekend started off with preliminary night. It was so much fun to meet and watch the delegates in action, as well as see all the kids talent performances. It was a very entertaining evening, and I was so excited to be reunited with Tanisha (Miss Manitoba World 2018.)
The following day the judges met to prepare for the final night. This included reviewing the judging sheets, including judging criteria. This was my first experience judging a pageant therefore I was focused on ensuring I understood the criteria, and the rules. I was so excited and honoured to be the youngest judge.
The finals evening arrived. All of the judges meet after getting hair and makeup. We are introduced on the stage, then go take our seats to view the show. The show starts, and you can feel the excitement surging throughout the audience. There are so many amazing performers like LIVE dance crew which is a Winnipeg Hip Hop Dance crew. There were many entertaining performances. The talent of delegates and the kids kept the audience on the edge of their seats. The delegates portrayed both confidence, and poise, making judging difficult. The night was a lot of fun.
The next night is the after party where the contestants, the judges and the organizers of the event enjoyed an evening of food and festivities. It was great to be on the judging panel with Hanna Begovic (Mss World Canada), and I was sad that she returned to Toronto early the next day. I very much look forward to returning to Toronto very soon for another adventure, and to once again connect with the very inspirational Miss World Canada 2018.
This was my first event with my title, and it was so much fun and a huge success. I can not wait to participate in more events, to meet more amazing people, and to help make a difference in any way that I can.