Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe beauty pageant, will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. Dayana Mendoza, from Venezuela, winner of Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor in the event.
AGE: 25 | HEIGHT: 6'2" | HOMETOWN: EDMONTON, AB
Paula was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, but currently lives in Edmonton. She is of Eastern Canadian and Aboriginal decent. Paula completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at the age of 22. Since then she has worked with First Nations communities as a Public Health Nurse, and additionally with elderly patients at a Rehabilitation hospital.
Paula values the importance of living a healthy lifestyle that encompasses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. She enjoys promoting confidence and positive choices in Aboriginal youth, particularly young women.
Some of Paula’s interests include reading, travel, exercise, music and modeling. She has participated in many fashion shows in support of local charities, and has volunteered at community events and gatherings. Paula is happy spending time with friends and family, but also appreciates the quietness of a hot bath, or baking in the kitchen.
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