2012 Teen World Competition

Trucks in Texas – No Big Deal

I just got home from my fabulous trip from Houston, Texas for the 2012 Teen World Competition. It was an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful to have met so many girls from around the world. For five days, all the girls built relationships that I hope will last for a very long time. The week consisted of rehearsals which were thankfully indoors since Texas had been experiencing a heat wave while we were down there (near 40 degree Celsius)!


In combination to our rehearsals, we also had such a good time taking our official photos for our national costume, evening gown, interview outfit and swimsuit. Funny story about the swimsuit photo, we had to be ready for the shoot at 6am with hair and makeup done. I had had my hair in rollers for about an hour that morning so my hair was nice and curly and ready to go. The weather in Houston was so humid that by the time I had walked outside, taken the group photo and was ready for the individual photo, my hair had fallen down into loose waves from a Farrah Fawcett type of curl.

The Pageant


Preliminary Dress by Bells and Bows and England’s Costume

The competition worked like this; the 24 girls were judged in Evening Gown, Swimsuit and Interview during the preliminary competition to narrow it down to 10 girls. At finals, the 10 finalists were announced, scores were erased and they re compete in Swimsuit and Evening Gown to determine the top 5. From there, the girls participate in an on-stage question and answer to determine the final winner.

The Results

I am very proud and very thankful to announce that I had placed 4th Runner Up at the pageant andI had also won the Congeniality Award, voted by the participants!


The Top 5 – Brazil, India, USA, Guatemala and Canada

Congratulations to the absolutely stunning, inside and out, Gabriele Marinho from Brazil! Gabby, you are a truly amazing person and I wish you all the best in the future <3.





A Huge Thank You ;

Thank you so much to the entire team at the Teen World Competition that spent so much time and hard work putting it all together. A huge thank you to Michelle, Darlene and Hazel for the tremendous amount of help you have been, especially in regards to preparing for the pageant!Honestly without you guys, none of this would have been possible so once again, THANK YOU!! Thank you also to Bells and Bows for the stunning purple dress you provided with me for the pageant. It was wonderful!


All Girls!

I promise to post more pictures soon! xxoo

About Lauren Howe

Lauren is a gracious, outgoing eighteen year old with a 95% average who plans to study Biochemical Engineering at University. In addition to her High School Diploma, she has received her UCAPE Diploma, the Global Leadership Diploma and the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and she is fluent in French and English. Being passionate about athletics, she was captain of her Varsity field hockey team and played with Team Ontario. Lauren loves to spend time with those who have special needs. She has natural affinity for travel and exploration, where she strives to learn about different cultures throughout the world. Lauren has also participated in two service projects, taking her to Ghana and Peru. She loves to run, snowboard, kick-box, scuba dive and surf at every given opportunity. Lauren is currently working on a documentary to raise awareness that perfectly good wasted food can be donated to those in need.
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