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Miss Teenage Canada 2014 ~ Results

10590430_10152550877835295_1938879889005098387_nJuly 26th, 2014, Toronto Ontario, Francesca McFadden, 17, was crowned Miss Teenage Canada, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Francesca is passionate about education and received the Academic Brilliance award at her high school with a 96% average. This September, she will be studying Medical Sciences at McGill University in Montreal and plans to become a surgeon. Francesca volunteered at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Reconstructive Surgery Department for a year and also raised over $2,200 dollars for Free the Children

Other titles awarded at the event were:

Miss Congeniality – Vanessa Prasad

Social media Queen – Nicole Johnston

Miss Photogenic – Naomi Banks

Highest Fundraiser – Brianne Helfrich

Peoples Choice Award – Darian Lonechild 

Best in Swimwear – Franchesca McFadden

Bells & Bows Best in Runway – Chrystalle Omaga

Best in Talent – Kylie Stewart

Academic Achievement – Odeta Kasa

TORONTO HOSTS THE 6TH ANNUAL SEARCH FOR Miss Teenage Canada

Eighty contestants from across the country will compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada in Toronto TORONTO, ON – Eighty of Canada’s best and brightest teenaged women will take over Toronto July 13th -20th as they compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2013. The girls-donned in their crowns and sashes-will take in the sights and attractions of the city, engage in fundraising and leadership challenges and prepare for the big competition on Saturday, July 20th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm. Now in its sixth year, this years contest is the biggest yet. The girls face rigorous competition as they step up to the stage in hopes of becoming Canada’s next beauty and goodwill ambassadors. Last years Miss Teenage Canada 2012 Winner, Megha Sandhu, is a Health Sciences student at Marianapolis College. She is enthusiastic about the performing arts and has a desire to promote awareness for special needs children in school environments. This past year, she traveled to Guatemala to represent Canada on an international level. She also had the opportunity to speak to over 20,000 youth at ‘We Day’ spreading a positive message. This summer, Megha will travel to Kenya for three weeks on a Me To We service trip where she will continue to spread a message of positivity through building a school and engaging with the local community. The reigning Miss Teen Canada – World, Megha Sandhu of Montreal will crown her successor at The 6th annual Miss Teenage Canada Competition on July 20th 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Hosted by Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk “Our motto is to ‘be your own kind of beautiful’ and that is reflected in every sense of the word,” Says Michelle Weswaldi, Director of Miss Teenage Canada. “It takes a lot more than a pretty smile to win the contest. It takes, brains, confidence and leadership.” Weswaldi prides the pageant on its resonating core values like charitable involvement, personal growth and leadership, all mixed with a healthy dose of competition. Recognizing the sometimes-warranted negative stigma attached to pageants, Miss Teenage Canada is committed to setting the highest standards of competition compared to other pageant systems. As a result, Miss Teenage Canada is Canada’s most recognized competition of its kind. “These are not your typical beauty queens, ” says Weswaldi. Ninety-five per cent of the contestants have never entered a pageant before. Miss Teenage Canada 2008 winner, Katie Starke, was a hockey-playing tomboy who had never walked in high heels before entering the competition. With a strong social responsibility component to the contest, each Miss Teenage Canada contestant is required to fundraise individually for the international children’s charity, Free The Children ( www.freethechildren.com) through local sponsors in their communities. Each winner of Miss Teenage Canada has the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world to visit the projects they have supported and to see first-hand the impacts of their fundraising with Free The Children. To date, the Miss Teen Canada- World organization has raised over $190,000 for Free The Children. Providing an opportunity for self-promotion and expression, each contestant has her own blog as a requirement and is judged on her social media activity. Thanks to this strong social media element- including a daily MTC-W blog and video blogs- friends, family and hometown fans can follow the girls’ adventures as they dazzle Toronto from the inside out. THE MAIN EVENT The 6th annual Miss Teenage Canada Competition takes place on July 20th 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada at 8:00pm EST. The reigning Miss Teenage Canada 2012 Megha of Montreal will crown her successor. Canada’s top finalist from across the country aged 13-19 come together for a night of Glamour and Excitement. They will compete for over $30,000 in cash and prizes and one will walk away with the Crown. Hosted by Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk, a surprise guest performance and a celebrity-judging panel it promises to be a night to remember. Tickets are $55.00 + HST and can be purchased at http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1537 Delegates will also be presenting a cheque for a surprise amount to benefit Free The Children www.freethechildren.com This year the money will go to their new development in Kenya. A free live webcast of the event will be shown online at www.missteenagecanada.com to allow fans and family from a cross the country to tune in. ABOUT Miss Teenage Canada Now in its sixth year, Miss Teenage Canada is the Official Preliminary to 10 international pageants including the Miss Teen Universe Pageant. More than a pageant, the quest of Miss Teenage Canada is to find Canada’s brightest and best teen women from across the country. The competition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn, grow, challenge oneself, participate in community-building initiatives and fight for an important cause. It provides a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people both at home and around the world. Miss Teenage Canada is the only truly National competition with finalists representing all 10 provinces across Canada. Delegates are handpicked from thousands of applicants from all across the country. MEDIA CONTACT To request images or interviews with Miss Teenage Canada contestants during contest week or media passes to the July 2th contest at the Queen Elizabeth Theater please contact: Sarah Fukumoto MacIntyre Communications alison.stephens@depictpr.com sarah@macintyrecommunications.com 647-801-3665

Miss Teenage Canada 2012 COMPETITION TAKES THE STAGE THIS SATURDAY AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER HOSTED BY LUKE BILYK OF DEGRASSI WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY CANADIAN MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST KARL WOLF

The 5th annual Miss Teenage Canada Competition takes place on July 21st 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada at 8:00pm EST. Watch an exciting procession of events lead to a grande finale in which the reigning Miss Teenage Canada 2011 Lauren Howe of Toronto will crown her successor.

Canada’s top 64 Regional Finalists from across the country come together for a night of unprecedented glamour and excitement. The delegates will compete for over $30,000 in cash and prizes and one will walk away with The Crown!

Hosted by Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk, and with special performances by Canadian Multi-Platinum Artist, Karl Wolf, the 2012 MTC-W pageant promises to be a night to remember.

From left to right Miss Teenage Canada 2011, Lauren Howe;
Canadian Multi-Platinum Artist, Karl Wolf;
and Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk

Tickets are $55.00 and can be purchased at
http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventcategory.asp?c=93
$1.00 for every Ticket sold will go to www.cardiackids.ca.

Delegates will also be presenting a cheque for a surprise amount to benefit Free The Children. This year the money will go to their new development in Nicaragua.

Stars For the first time ever, a free live webcast of the event will be shown online at missteenagecanada.com to allow fans and family from across the country to share the excitement and follow along at home!

Lauren Howe, Samantha King and Chelsae Durocher

Now in its fifth year, this years contest is the biggest yet. The girls face rigorous competition as they step up to the stage in hopes of becoming Canada’s next beauty and goodwill ambassador. Click Here to meet the finalists.

The contest is judged based on beauty, poise and leadership qualities. The top 20 girls will be pre-selected and the final vote goes to a pannel of judges.

Who are the Judges of Miss Teen Canada?

This year, the MTC-W judges include,

CityTV Fitness Personality, Stephanie Joanne;

Woody Michleb Award-Winning Hair Artist, Amy Michleb

Canadian Actress, Kristin Fairlie,

Sherrida Personal Management Model and Scout, Corey Ceccarelli

Career Expert, Maureen Fenn

Owner of Bells and Bows Bridal Center, Angeline McDonald

Susan J. Talent Model & Talent Management Founder, Susan J. Burych

Canadian Olympian, Okiki Akinremi

Canadian Idol Judge, Zack Werner

Modelling Veteran, Marg Brown

Toronto Dentist, Dr. Natalie Archer

Canadian Actress, Natalie Grace

and Soya Boutique owner, Melani Chong.

Last years Miss Teenage Canada 2011 Winner was Toronto native, Lauren Howe.

Lauren Howe, 2011 Miss Teenage Canada, blog, Distillery DistrictLauren is currently in her first year of University pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree. She graduated from high school with 95% average and is an avid philanthropist. She has traveled to Peru, where she helped re-build a fallen community building as a result of the aftermath of a devastating Earthquake. She has also been to Ghana to help build a high school and teach English to children. This summer, she will be traveling to India for another project with Free The Children.

Our motto is to ‘be your own kind of beautiful and that is reflected in every sense of the word,” Says Michelle Weswaldi, Director of Miss Teenage Canada. “It takes a lot more than a pretty smile to win the contest. It takes, brains, confidence and leadership.”

Weswaldi prides the pageant on its resonating core values like charitable involvement, personal growth and leadership, all mixed with a healthy dose of competition. Recognizing the sometimes-warranted negative stigma attached to pageants, Miss Teenage Canada is committed to setting the highest standards of competition compared to other pageant systems. As a result, Miss Teenage Canada is Canada’s most recognized competition of its kind.

“These are not your typical beauty queens, ” says Weswaldi. Ninety-five per cent of the contestants have never entered a pageant before. Miss Teenage Canada 2008 winner, Katie Starke, was a hockey-playing tomboy who had never walked in high heels before entering the competition. The Miss Teen Canada Blog Network is another unusual component;  10% of each delegate’s score is derivative of their blogging skills.

With a strong social responsibility component to the contest, each Miss Teenage Canada contestant is required to fundraiser individually for the international children’s charity, Free The Children through local sponsors in their communities. Each winner of Miss Teenage Canada has the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world to visit the projects they have supported and to see first-hand the impacts of their fundraising with Free The Children. To date, the Miss Teen Canada- World organization has raised over $190,000 for Free The Children.

Providing an opportunity for self-promotion and expression, each contestant has her own blog as a requirement and is judged on her social media activity. Thanks to this strong social media element- including a daily MTC-W blog and video blogs- friends, family and hometown fans can follow the girls’ adventures as they dazzle Toronto from the inside out.


2012 Finalist with MTC-W 2012 Judge Stephanie Joanne

ABOUT Miss Teenage Canada
Now in its fifth year, Miss Teenage Canada is the Official Preliminary to the Miss Teen World Pageant. The 2012 Search for Miss Teenage Canada is a quest to discover Canada’s brightest and best teen women from across the country. The competition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn, grow, challenge oneself, and participate in community-building initiatives in a fight for important causes. It provides a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people both at home and around the world. Miss Teenage Canada is the only truly National competition with finalists representing all 10 provinces across Canada. Delegates are handpicked from thousands of applicants from all across the country.

THANK YOU TO THE 2012 SPONSORS
Woody Michleb Hair Salon, Toronto Eaton Center, Extreme Fitness, Fuel Foods, Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics, Sallazo Slippers, Post-it Notes, S-Trip, Stephanie Joanne, Zack Werner Idol School, Aveda, Christina Swimwear, Bells and Bows Bridal,Richard Sibbald, Me To We Style, Jergans, Aqua Funky, Goody, B.Spoke, Toronto Academy of Acting, Glow Academy, Jeanne Lottie, Biore, Gourmet Burger Co.

MTC-W FINALISTS LEARN ABOUT FITNESS AND NUTRITION WITH STEPHANIE JOANNE AND FUEL FOODS

June 16th 2012 – There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes in to the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant and today was all about SWEAT.  Today the girls filmed a fitness segment at  Extreme Fitness (www.extremefitness.ca/)  for CityLine .  The 66 contestants arrived in colourful gym gear looking well rested, energetic and ready to take on the challenging workout known as the F-31.   This intense workout created by celebrity trainer and CityLine fitness personality Stephanie Joanne (http://stephaniejoanne.com/) is a form of maximum interval training incoporating various pylometric moves – all done to catchy music.  The girls were jumping around and singing along but needless to say Stephanie Joanne didn’t leave a dry brow in the room.

 

Following the F-31Workout the ladies toweled off and re-hydrated while Stephanie Joanne took the time to explain the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.  The girls hard work was then rewarded with a delicious lunch from one of the Miss Teenage Canada Sponsors Fuel Foods (www.fuelfoods.ca) No strangers to pageantry, Fuel Foods owners Nick McNaught and Phil Perez have both competed in Fitness Model competitions. They know firsthand the stress of competition, and the demanding regimen required to be in top shape. Most importantly, they understand that, too often, sacrifices are made in order to look your best. Their company Fuel Foods makes it possible to avoid sacrificing too much. “I want these girls — especially given their age — to understand that healthy eating does not have to be a tall order, or an unpleasant experience,” says McNaught. “It is all about balance. We designed a menu composed of quality ingredients, no sugars or preservatives, low sodium, and best of all, diverse menu options — so you still have choices. We strive to balance nutrition and taste, so eating healthy can taste good.  I want the Miss Teenage Canada contestants to know that looking good should still feel good.”  Fuel Foods wishes all the Miss Teenage Canada contestants good luck and good health.

Overall the girls had a fun and active morning and were now refueled and ready to start their long day of rehearsals.

 

Come show your support and help welcome the new Miss Teenage Canada on July 21st 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto.  You can purchase tickets at http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1376&c=93&pg.  It’s going to be a night of glitz and glam.

Miss Teenage Canada Delegates Visit the Eatons Centre

Bus loads full of Miss Teen Canada 2012 pageant girls – and last year’s gorgeous winner Lauren Howe – rolled up to the Toronto Eaton Centre for an afternoon of dining and shopping.  These girls were ready to shop until they dropped!  The Toronto Eaton Centre was so kind to provide each girl with her own $50 gift card that could be used in any of the malls 150+ stores including the  food court.   Of course , his had the girls smiling from ear to ear.  Many of the 66 contestant are from other provinces and small town’s that don’t have large shopping malls, so the opportunity to visit the famous Toronto Eaton Centre was a dream come true.

It’s hard to shop on an empty tummy so it was imperative to get the girls fueled up before the shopping extravaganza.   First stop on the adventure was, the Toronto Eaton centre’s Urban Eatery –  which has put a fresh new spin of food courts.  The Urban Eatery offers twenty-four self-service restaurants with a huge variety of menus — from Thai dishes, Pizza,  gourmet burgers, Indian cuisine and vegan meal options.  This modern contemporary food court is found on the concourse level closest to the Dundas Subway entrance.

Once their bellies were full it was time shop, but not before a few group photo ops.  The young ladies dressed to kill wearing crown and sashes don’t easily go unnoticed.  Crowds of people gathered around the  contestants hoping to catch a glimpse and/or snap a photo or two.  Once the media photos were complete the ladies broke off  into groups for a little retail therapy, ducking into store such as Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Aritzia, Roots, Forever 21 and Sephora, to name  a few.  All these stores under one roof is enough to make any teen girl feel like she’s died and gone to heaven.  Needless to say,  not a girl left the Eaton Centre without a purchase in hand.

 

Next stop…Much Music for NEW.MUSIC.LIVE…Stay tuned

 

 

Woody Michleb and his Team Glam-Up the girls for the 2012 Photoshoot


On Sunday July 15 all 64 finalists got pampered for their official photo-shoot with immaculate hair thanks to the stylists of Woody Michleb Salons. On behalf of all the MTC-W finalists, we would like to thank Woody and his team for making all the girls look and feel glamorous. We are looking forward to working with you again at the pageant.

 

 

To see the final outcome of the photoshoot and the stunning Woody Michleb hairstyles, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Woody Michleb Salon:  http://www.woodymichleb.com/ Salon Owners Woody and Amy Michleb are a fashion focused duo that have won awards in colour, cutting, styling, design and total look. Woody is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award and Amy was on season 3 of NBC Universals Shear Genius. Their collections have been published in magazines internationally, and their team of 30+ hairstylists are all highly qualified and have a passion for what they do.
Michleb Hair Salon’s have four high end locations across the GTA. Members of Intercoiffure North America, they hold a high standard of employment and education within their salons. With an enviable high end celebrity clientele, the salons, the products and their staff are always in the press, they have affiliations with Global TV, City TV TSN, NBC Universal, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Flare, Elle and Fashion magazines in Canada, Tiff, Fashion Weeks, Miss Latina Canada, Miss Universe Canada, Amore!, Glamor-Do, Annual Cultural Events and much more.

THIS JULY TORONTO HOSTS THE 2012 SEARCH FOR Miss Teenage Canada

Eighty contestants from across the country will compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada in Toronto

TORONTO, ON - Eighty of Canada’s best and brightest teenaged women will take over Toronto July 14th -21st as they compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2012. The girls-donned in their crowns and sashes-will take in the sights and attractions of the city, engage in fundraising and leadership challenges and prepare for the big competition on Saturday, July 21th at the Queen Elizabeth Theater at 8:00pm.

Now in its fifth year, this years contest is the biggest yet. The girls face rigorous competition as they step up to the stage in hopes of becoming Canada’s next beauty and goodwill ambassador. Click Here to meet the finalists.

Last years Miss Teenage Canada 2011 Winner, Toronto native, Lauren Howe is currently in her first year of University pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree. She graduated from high school with 95% average and is an avid philanthropist. She has traveled to Peru, where she helped re-build a fallen community building as a result of the aftermath of a devastating Earthquake. She has also been to Ghana to help build a high school and teach English to children. This summer, she will be traveling to India for another project with Free The Children.

The reigning Miss Teen Canada – World,  Lauren Howe of Toronto will crown her successor at The 5th annual Miss Teenage Canada Competition on July 21st 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre  Hosted by Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk

“Our motto is to ‘be your own kind of beautiful’ and that is reflected in every sense of the word,” Says Michelle Weswaldi, Director of  Miss Teenage Canada. “It takes a lot more than a pretty smile to win the contest. It takes, brains, confidence and leadership.”

Weswaldi prides the pageant on its resonating core values like charitable involvement, personal growth and leadership, all mixed with a healthy dose of competition. Recognizing the sometimes-warranted negative stigma attached to pageants, Miss Teenage Canada is committed to setting the highest standards of competition compared to other pageant systems. As a result, Miss Teenage Canada is Canada’s most recognized competition of its kind.

“These are not your typical beauty queens, ” says Weswaldi. Ninety-five per cent of the contestants have never entered a pageant before. Miss Teenage Canada 2008 winner, Katie Starke, was a hockey-playing tomboy who had never walked in high heels before entering the competition.

With a strong social responsibility component to the contest, each Miss Teenage Canada contestant is required to fundraise individually for the international children’s charity, Free The Childrenwww.freethechildren.com) through local sponsors in their communities. Each winner of Miss Teenage Canada has the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world to visit the projects they have supported and to see first-hand the impacts of their fundraising with Free The Children.  To date, the Miss Teen Canada- World organization has raised over $190,000 for Free The Children.

Providing an opportunity for self-promotion and expression, each contestant has her own blog as a requirement and is judged on her social media activity. Thanks to this strong social media element- including a daily MTC-W blog and video blogs- friends, family and hometown fans can follow the girls’ adventures as they dazzle Toronto from the inside out.

2011 Finalist on Breakfast Television

THE MAIN EVENT 

The 5th annual Miss Teenage Canada Competition takes place on July 21st 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada at 8:00pm EST. The reigning Miss Teenage Canada 2011 Lauren Howe of Toronto will crown her successor. Canada’s top finalist from across the country aged 13-19 come together for a night of Glamour and Excitement. They will compete for over $30,000 in cash and prizes and one will walk away with the Crown. Hosted by Degrassi’s Luke Bilyk, a surprise guest performance and a celebrity-judging panel it promises to be a night to remember.

 

Tickets are $55.00 and can be purchased at

 

http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1376&c=93&pg

 

$1.00 for every Ticket sold will go to  www.cardiackids.ca.

 

Delegates will also be presenting a cheque for a surprise amount to benefit Free The Children www.freethechildren.com This year the money will go to their new development in Nicaragua.

 

For the first time ever, a free live webcast of the event will be shown online at www.missteenagecanada.com to allow fans and family from a cross the country to tune in.

 

ABOUT Miss Teenage Canada 

 

Now in its fifth year, Miss Teenage Canada is the Official Preliminary to 10 international pageants including the Miss Teen Universe Pageant. More than a pageant, the quest of Miss Teenage Canada is to find Canada’s brightest and best teen women from across the country. The competition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn, grow, challenge oneself, participate in community-building initiatives and fight for an important cause. It provides a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people both at home and around the world. Miss Teenage Canada is the only truly National competition with finalists representing all 10 provinces across Canada. Delegates are handpicked from thousands of applicants from all across the country.

 

MEDIA CONTACT 

 

To request images or interviews with Miss Teenage Canada contestants during contest week or media passes to the July 21st contest at the Queen Elizabeth Theater please contact:

Alison Stephens Hall
Depict PR
alison.stephens@depictpr.com
416-303-0947

Miss Teenage Canada Announces its National Search for 50 Semi-Finalists

May 06, 2009 — National Search continues from March 28 – May 31, 2009 In Nine Cities from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, NFLD

Miss Teenage Canada Announces its Semi-Finalists from Manitoba, Saskatchewan & British Columbia

May 07, 2009 — Michelle Weswaldi, Executive Director of Miss Teenage Canada today announced the semi-finalists from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Major Sponsors Continue to Sign On for the 2009 Search for Miss Teenage Canada

June 16, 2009 — Corporate Canada Aligns Brands with the Important Youth Market through Authentic & Relevant Engagement

Marc Kielburger, Co-founder, Free The Children to accept $30,000 cheque from contestants of The Search for Miss Teenage Canada on July 25, 2009

July 15, 2009 — Girls surpass previous goal of $20,000 weeks before deadline

Degrassi: the Next Generation’s Paula Brancati and Adamo Ruggeiro to Host The Search for Miss Teenage Canada Event on July 25, 2009 at The John Bassett Theatre at 8 p.m.

July 15, 2009 — Canadian Singers Divine Brown and Gary Beals to perform

Miss Teenage Canada Crowned in Toronto!

July 28, 2009 — Michelle Weswaldi, Executive Director of Miss Teenage Canada, today announced the winner of the Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2009 held Saturday, July 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s John Bassett Theatre. The 2009 winner is SIERA BEA

The National Search is on for Canadas Miss Teen Queen Hero

July 05, 2010 — Miss Teenage Canada hosts a week long search for tomorrow’s leader playing host to 70 philanthropic teen girls

Toronto icons contribute to the Search of Canadas Miss Teen Queen Hero

July 09, 2010 — Miss Teenage Canada announces their notable judging panel

Miss Teenage Canada Crowned in Toronto

July 18, 2010 —

Miss Teen Canada- World announced as the first runner-up in Miss Teen World Competition in Houston Texas

August 16, 2010 — 17-year-old Canadian was titled first runner up and Miss Photogenic at the 2010 World Competition