“I don’t do normal” is probably the best way to sum me up. And that works just fine for me. Most of the time. It sure has been the theme of 2018. In January, I started at Mount Royal University, all the while finishing up high school diplomas. It was a whirlwind, but the reward was an early university start and a quick trip to New York in February to celebrate my 18th birthday. Yes, New York was freezing, but hey New York is New York.
After I arrived back to YYC, I was excited to celebrate my little brother’s birthday. He is born on St Patrick’s Day, so needless to say, this kid is a lucky one. His birthday also fell on the day on the pageant for Miss Teen Alberta! The stars seem to be aligning, and leaving my comfort zone behind, I thought I would jump on the chance to participate.
To my delight, the experience was fantastic. The girls and organizers were an incredible bunch of ladies! I was honoured to be given the Title of Miss Teenage North Calgary. The experience was really special and humbling at the same time. Special, because I connected with some great people. And humbling, that there are people that are able to see past all your flaws and insecurities and see something positive in me.
In the short weeks that I have been Miss Teenage North Calgary, I have had some amazing experiences. I have been to be photographed by Olympic medallist Lascelles Brown and by Tino Photo. I was able to volunteer with the other winners at Gown Town, attend the Hope Charity event and help out in preparing for the upcoming UP Gala, which is happening on May 3rd at the BMO centre. (https://omny.fm/shows/calgary-today-with-angela-kokott/up-away-gala)
I hope y’all will stay to tune to my journey to Toronto, where I will compete in Nationals. And a big thank you for the support and well wishes.