Miss Teenage Canada strongly believes that each finalist in the competition deserves fair and equal consideration. Therefore, we select those individuals who are the best in their field and they are chosen from a variety of fields such as Modeling, Television, Magazines, Pageantry and more. There will be up to six judges scoring in a compulsory categories and each one will be looking for specific qualities that reflect the individual’s leadership, poise, commitment, presence and behavior.
Meet Our Judges
Maureen Fenn (Moe)
Maureen is a seasoned expert in the art of guiding people from all walks of life. She shines when it comes to helping them to find their place in the world through counseling, motivating, and coaching.
Maureen had great success as a founder and co owner of a prominent Toronto based recruitment firm for many years. After 16 years, Moe’s next career had her matching people once again; only this time in the role of the Executive director of the largest modeling and acting academy in North America. Not one to give up on enhancing peoples’ lives, she became the leader of a successful team of relationship consultants – (who matched romance seekers and life partners) across the GTA.
Moe joined the team of career matchmakers at DWP in 2008, bringing with her a colourful persona, joie d’vivre, and contagious enthusiasm.
Aside from her obvious flair for style and fashion, Moe has enjoyed time as a baseball player, drag racing competitor, an active volunteer counselor with the breast cancer society, and a motivational speaker to college students!
In addition to this busy schedule – Maureen is often found on the side lines!!! Still motivating, still coaching – supporting her young grandchildren’s hockey “careers’.
Angeline McDonald – Owner, Bells & Bows Bridal Centre.
Angeline McDonald is the owner of “Bells & Bows Bridal Centre”, an accomplished businesswoman and premier supplier of pageant, graduation and bridal gowns. She has been in the bridal industry for over 20 years. Angeline recognizes the contributions pageants make to women’s lives worldwide and that “Glamorous has no Limits” and therefore travels Internationally. Delegates look for the most fabulous gowns on the planet to take stage with. The gowns worn in pageants are trendier and more stunning for 2013 and 2014 than ever before. “Bells & Bows Bridal Centre” has become a leader in providing cutting edge fashion with unbeatable service and has been setting the standard in the bridal industry since 1985. Special highlights for Angeline include being the official wedding planner for Wedding Wish 2008-09 (Global TV), astounding stage shows across provinces and the winner of “Best of the Best 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Bridal Centre” for Southern Alberta. Angeline’s Hallmark is providing brides and young women who are graduating as well as pageant delegates a gown of their dreams. As the Regional Director for Canada in the Association of Bridal and Formal Attire Retailers (ABFAR), Angeline works with manufacturers and retailers to implement ethical and responsible standards for the operation of full service bridal and social occasion boutiques. In addition, this organization works to educate clients on the benefits of patronizing full service bridal and occasion stores. Serving on local entrepreneurial organizations, Angeline has shared her vast experience on compliance committees as well as with strategic planning committees. Numerous awards have been given to “Bells & Bows Bridal Centre” for their participation and support of the Off-Campus Education Program and work experience programs within the store and a proud sponsor of Leaders of Tomorrow as well as featured in a special edition magazine “Profiles of Excellence”. Angeline believes that true success is driven by the passion for a dream that cannot be denied. It is carried to its goal by a focus that is unrelenting. It is driven by actions that will not be contained, and driven by a force that knows no failure. Angeline believes that one should “Be your kind of Beautiful and let your Dreams take Flight.”
Please visit her website atwww.bellsandbowsbridalcentre.com
For Toronto born artist Matthew Collins, styling hair is a career comprised of strong passion met with exceptional talent and creativity, with more than 12 years of experience as a skilled stylist and colour technician.
An ID Artist for L’Oreal Professionel and a Canadian H3 Expert, Matthew’s dedication to the art of hairstyling led him to be awarded L’Oreal Professionel’s ‘Canadian Runway Stylist of the Year’. His impeccable work has been featured in glossy publications ZINK Magazine, Gasoline Magazine, Eye Candy Magazine, and TCHAD and he was most recently the stylist for all the hosts for the official MTV Canada Publicity photo shoot, in addition to being profiled on MTV Fora, MTV’s official beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog. Matthew has styled on-air hosts, artists, and musicians on national and international television broadcasts including Project Runway Canada, MuchMusic Video Awards and The JUNO Awards. He has strong, long-term working relationships with musicians including Universal Music recording artists Down With Webster and All Time Low, as well as Warner Music recording artist 3 OH! 3. In addition, his work is regularly seen at shows during Paris Fashion Week and Toronto Fashion Week.
Matthew’s work can be seen everyday across the country, as he is the official hairstylist to the hosts of New.Music.Live., MuchMusic’s daily, live flagship show. He is also the proud co-owner of Brennen Demelo Studios in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Celebrity weight-loss, yoga and lifestyle coach, Belinda Kiriakou is Canada’s number one fitness magazine – Inside Fitness Magazine’s Hot & Fit 100′s #4 two years consecutively. Belinda operates and trains clients in her own athletic and conditioning gym called Fight2BeFit in North York, Toronto, alongside husband and retired professional wrestler, George Kiriakou. Belinda is creator of fitness classes such as Yogacore Flow and Fight2BeFit Workouts, which fuse in yoga, high intense full body workouts and core exercises, all taught at her facilities. Belinda credentials include a B.A. in Psychology from York University as well as a joint program on Rehabilitation Services at Seneca at York U., ACE Weight-Loss & Lifestyle Coach and Level 2 Coaching at York University as well, and Power Yoga Flow. Also, Miss Universe Canada 2010′s Best Body and Audience Favourite, Belinda is Canada’s leading personal trainers and has been incredibly successful in transforming her clients, such as Miss Universe Canada top 5 winners, Kate Starke and 24-hr winner, Denise Garrido. She has also trained other pageant contestants, competitive athletes, and Fitness Models. This Professional Fitness Model is a three time champion and is hoping to gain yet another victory – this time for a IFBB Pro Bikini Model status in 4 weeks at the CBBF competition in Vancouver, BC
As one of Canada’s Top 20 Fashion Bloggers, Alexandra Nikolajev writes and edits the daily Canadian lifestyle blog I’m A Little, focusing on fashion, food, beauty and fitness. With a passion for pretty things, testing recipes & workouts and styling fresh looks, Alexandra is inspiring readers to curate their own little luxe life. She’s been featured in the pages of Fashion Magazine, Elle Canada and The Globe and Mail and has developed a reputation for effortless, everyday style as seen in her partnerships with global brands including Ann Taylor, P&G/Covergirl, and Swarovski.
Nicole Wilson is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Toronto. In addition to working full time as a Marketing Manager and managing DaintyGirl.ca, Nicole also contributes to various national publications, styles photo shoots and she’s a passionate Brand Ambassador for many fabulous brands.
Sandra Tipei’s enthusiasm for working with talented and creative individuals led her to a career in the Fashion Industry. A graduate of Ryerson University, she spent most of her school years traveling the world. After settling back into life in Toronto she found her calling working as an agent. Along with a fantastic team at Lang Models, Sandra represents many top Canadian talent. During her over 7 years of experience in the industry, she has had the opportunity to work with exceptional models and clients on both a national and international level. She has found success in the industry through maintaining a positive and enthusiastic attitude, hard work and dedication. Sandra is passionate about managing her model’s careers and celebrating their successes. She also lends her time whenever she can to volunteering for various Animal Rescue Organizations.
Born and raised in Southern California, Bree was surrounded by eclectic fashion, music, and street culture. As a young adult, she realized that her true passion was makeup and hair. With over 10 years of aesthetician experience, she has a thorough knowledge of skincare, as well. In her early twenties she moved to Canada and quickly worked on many TV shows including but not limited to Project Runway Canada. From that, the head makeup artist for Loreal Paris, Eddie Malter, invited her to work alongside him at Toronto Fashion week for seven seasons.
Bree is often described as down to earth and unpretentious, this combined with her impeccable skill of flawless skin is what her clients love about her. She has worked with many celebrities, bands, politicians and top models. She still continues to explore new ways to apply and use product and approaches her work with the same sense of wonderment that drew her to makeup as a child.
Hailing from Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of Degrassi in its eighth season as Alli Bhandari. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. In 2008, Melinda traveled to Ecuador with the organization “Free The Children”. In 2011 Melinda traveled again with FTC, this time to Haiti and then to Ghana in 2012. Documentaries of the trips were made for MTV and MuchMusic in Canada. In 2009, Melinda made her lead role debut as Indie Mehta in the YTV series How to Be Indie. For this work, she was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series. Melinda played the role of Janie Gibb in the Disney remake of the Nickelodeon classic Harriet the Spy and also starred with Aidan Quinn in the feature movie “The Festival of Lights”, for which she received Best Actress award at the Ibiza Film Festival in Spain. She has a black belt in Karate and has been studying martial arts for over 15 years. She also started taking ballet, pointe, and other forms of dance at only three years old. In February 2010, Melinda accepted an award for Actress of the Year at the Anokhi Magazine Gala. In early 2013, Melinda appeared as Kaitlyn in Shawn Desman’s dance infused movie for MuchMusic. In March 2013 Melinda nabbed a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for her role on How to be Indie. Most recently, Melinda hosted Free The Children’s first U.S. “We Day” event in Seattle, and as of this year Melinda launched “Miss Conception” an image consulting agency geared toward promoting confidence and self esteem through discovering inner and outer beauty. She continues to balance her love for charity, acting and business.