I was so thrilled to be accepted as a delegate for Miss Teen Ontario in September of 2012 I believe. No one I knew personally has ever done a pageant before and I am so happy to be able to say that I got to represent my hometown and my Hispanic community and culture on the national stage. It is an honor, and I hope I still made you all proud. I worked really hard to do my very best at nationals and I am satisfied with my performance at the preliminary show, I don’t know what else I could have done. Though the outcome was not in my favor this time, I am happy that Jill Martin from Saskatchewan won the title of Miss Teen Canada World 2013 because she is a true role model with a sweet and kind heart. She truly is deserving and I know she will do an awesome job at representing Canada internationally.

I got to appear on Breakfast Television Live!

My journey has just begun and Miss Teen Canada World has helped me in so many ways and I have gained so many opportunities from being a title holder. As Miss Teen Wellington County-World 2013, I will still continue in pursuing my dreams, promoting my platform, and making appearances. There is so much more I want to accomplish in my life and be above average. I have gained knowledge, wisdom, confidence and responsibility throughout my journey to nationals. I will not stop trying to achieve my goals, I know I will be successful.

At Much Music Live with the host and Miss Teen Canada-World 2012

I will continue to do pageants, but not for a while. Miss Teen Canada World is more than a pageant, it is an achievement. Not just anyone is able to compete nationally, and I am honored to be able to say that I was amongst the 65 beautiful young ladies vying for the title of Miss Teen Canada World 2013.  I will continue in being an aspiring commercial model, and now I am even thinking about getting into acting. I have learned so much about myself, and I made so many new friendships in just one week. The girls were amazing and so talented! I wish I could take them back home with me, I am going to miss them everyday and they truly left an impression on my life. I can’t wait to share this story with my children one day. I truly feel accomplished because I did something extraordinary that takes real guts! It takes a lot of confidence and determination to do something as big of a deal as this competition.

The preliminary show, evening gown! My girl, Tatiana.

I have never put in so much hard work and effort into this. Think twice before you make judgments upon pageant girls because we were all there wanting the same thing and we all deserved to be there because of our hard work. Not everyone is cut out for this and it is not easy in any way. The week of nationals was jam packed and I enjoyed every second of it! It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Thank you to every single person who has supported me, believed in me, encouraged me, sponsored me, and voted for me. I love you all, this isn’t the last of me.

See you soon, Miss Teen Wellington County-World 2013. xoxo

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