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

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


August 16th, 2010– Miss Teen Canada- World (MTC-W) (www.missteenagecanada.com)Channing Smendzuik proved she has what it takes after being announced the first runner-up in the finals and won the most photogenic award at the Miss Teen World (www.MissTeenWorld.us) 2010 competition in Houston, Texas on Friday August 14th, 2010.

Miss Teen World brought 24 young girls from all over the world to compete for the coveted tile of Miss Teen World. After a week of rehearsals, social functions and the preliminary rounds, the three day competition began with Channing placing in the top 12 semi-finalists. With her charming smile, Channing took the completion by a storm and placed as one of the top five contestants and was the first runner up to Miss Teen World. This year’s winner of Miss Teen World was Miss Teen Greece-World Anastasia Sidiropoulou.

“I am proud that MTC-W has placed as the first runner-up in the Miss Teen World event. Channing was honoured with Most Photogenic by Elmer Olsen during her stay in Toronto for the MTC-W Competition and titled Miss Photogenic during the Miss Teen World Competition.” says Michelle Weswaldi, MTC-W’s Executive Director. “Channing has mastered the Be your own Beautiful moto, her confidence shines through which creates a great role-model to young girls.”

Channing is looking forward to participating in We day, 2010 this September which Miss Teen Canada- Worlds is actively involved with.  She is also trilled to set off on her travels to Africa with Me to We in the next coming year.

About Miss Teenage Canada: (www.missteenagecanada.com) MTC-W Competition is the only national search that conducts provincial competitions across the country to select over 70 finalists for 2010.  The staged show produced in each province is to showcase the girls’ talents and the overall winner becomes “Miss Teen” of their home province.  The remaining finalists are awarded city titles and invited to travel to Toronto with nine other provincial winners to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada.


This is the only competition that has the rights to send the winner to the International Miss Teen World Competition. Organizers have searched the country for the best of the best.  These Canadian teenage finalists are those who will compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada to represent Canada.  Miss Teenage Canada 2010 will go on to represent the country and compete for the coveted Miss Teen-World title

Miss Teen Canada-World provides the finalist with the opportunity to be an ambassador for Canada with the mandate to empower youth to take a leadership role in their communities and to create world-changing actions through Free the Children- this year MTC-W raised over $73,000 for Free the Children. The girls will also be judged on academic achievement, presentation and self-confidence and community contributions. All of these qualities will enable a young woman to become a leader of tomorrow.

About Free The Children
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards across North America.  Visit www.freethechildren.com to learn more.


About Miss Teen World
The Miss Teen World Organization is the fastest growing Teen Pageant in the world. We have national directors in over 30 countries and state directors all over the U.S.
We produce events that promote and educate teenagers all over the world!


For more information or media interview requests on the organization or individual contestants, please contact: Michelle Calvert, Lucid Communications, mcalvert@lucidcommunications.ca – 416.640.5675,

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