It has been very early mornings for the past few days. It’s not too bad and I’m slowly getting used to them and the frantic schedule we are all keeping. Today was filled with video shoots, more lively girl talk and defiantly a little stress…just a little. We started our morning off at 5 a.m. and were off to Global Television. The segment aired, locally here in Toronto, as well as Nationally. With great anticipation we all held our breath as names were drawn randomly from a bowl to see which delegate would be asked a question. “What is the biggest problem facing teens in Canada today?” or “If you could change one thing in the world what would you change? ” (stay in touch for my answer).
Later on, the videographer had requested that Darien (a beauty from Saskatchewan) and I do a segment from “The Community” a comedy TV show. It was quick and didn’t take too long, hopefully I can show you guys! After this we headed to the CN Tower, somewhere I had never been before, I was really excited as I love to see new and interesting places. I have been to Toronto before and had seen the Tower in passing, however, we never were able to stop and explore. While we were waiting to go in, we did photo ops with the public. We talked with people about what the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant is all about. There are some incorrect beliefs attached to pageants and pageant girls and this was a great opportunity for use to shatter some of those stereotypes. I had a blast talking to people, introducing myself, my platform and representing the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant.
The videographer also pulled aside a few girls (myself included) to do a TON of simple moves for our sponsor Hi-Tec Shoes. We crossed our legs while balancing on a railing, ran through a pond of fake fish and posed on a wagon and a train (definitely my element). Quick fact for the day, the CN Tower is actually 535 feet off the ground and is much taller than the Eiffel Tower! I’ve never been afraid of heights, but experiencing a 58 second ‘flight’ up 500 feet in the air was exhilarating. Check that off the bucket list! Once we were at the top, the girls took pictures of the sky walk (a big window you walk on) and with the help of mirrors, and our very talented photographer, we managed to snap a few photos of the ground and our faces.
Following this we visited the Eaton Center (big mall in Toronto! When I say big I mean BIG!!). If anyone knows me, my favorite food is Yogen Fruz, something not available to me in Northern BC. So it was a special treat to be able to have a yogen fruz.
The rest of our time up there was spent mingling with the public and for me, handing out business cards.
Overall it was another amazing and fun-filled day with my fellow delegates. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Lastly, I want to say how much I appreciate all the support I can see that I’m getting from back home in Northern BC. Thank you again for all of your kind wishes and words of encouragement. I’ve been asked a few times why I am always put in the back row. The answer is because I’m 5’9 without my four inch heels and am taller than many of the other girls and if I were in the front they wouldn’t be showcased. As my mom always said “you gotta play fair”. Chat soon.