Inspiration is the route we tend to use as our guide; we look up to those ordinary individuals who have dedicated their lives to extraordinary things, which we aspire to achieve someday. We take a step and may fall, but the only difference is between those who give up and those who strive.
Moving to Canada at a young age, leaving loved ones behind, it was difficult to adjust in new communities. My family and I started with nothing in our hands, and worked hard to gradually settle. Not knowing how to speak the official language, there were barriers all around, however, striving through the hardships and having faith in God allowed us to find our path. Being confident in ourselves and embracing those imperfections is the true essence of overcoming inner struggles. My vision is to be the ray of light that positively influences everyone.
I was extremely honored to be crowned as Miss British Columbia 2017-18, and had the opportunities to travel around British Columbia working with many charities and interacting with children, youth, adults, and seniors; bringing out my platform of unleashing our power to battle through hurdles and conquer fear.
I would be extremely humbled to be crowned as Miss Canada 2018 to be able to take my platform and extend it globally to conquer insecurities within societies. I aspire to help girls and women living in developing countries who are struggling through each day without being entitled to a full set of human rights that all humans deserve, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, and what the individual believes in.
As Anatole France once said, “I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.” parce que, ça en vaut la peine.
Miss British Columbia 2017-18