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Jennifer Grudić

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Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Jennifer Grudić

Age: 21 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, NL

Jennifer Grudić is a 4th year student at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador where she is majoring in Communications and Political Science and was also accepted into the Performance and Communications Media Diploma Program.

As a French Immersion graduate, she is fluent in both English and French and values the ability to converse in our nation’s two official languages. Jennifer hopes to further her education by enrolling in a MBA Journalism program and eventually attending law school.

She is the eldest of three children and values the quality time she is able to spend with her friends and family. She is also a self-professed animal lover with several pets of her own.

Jennifer can recall being a young girl and having lemonade stands at the end of her driveway with the hopes of earning enough money to sponsor a child in an impoverished country. This generous spirit is still very much alive in her today as a young woman as she continues to pursue every opportunity to help others.

She is a dedicated volunteer and hopes to continue using her creativity and experience in marketing and event planning to help promote worthwhile charitable organizations.

She would like to use this opportunity to better the lives of Canadians by promoting healthy living, empowerment, compassion and respect while speaking out against hatred, discrimination and bullying. As a woman who embodies multiple ethnicities –Mi’kmaq, Croatian, Irish and English – she has a first-hand understanding of the importance of acceptance and tolerance especially in a nation as diverse as Canada.

Jennifer has had a passion for the arts and performance since a very young age. She took voice lessons for 10 years, was member of her school’s concert band, and often competed in various music festivals. Her interests have expanded to include writing, filmmaking, and acting.

She is also very interested in fitness and nutrition and enjoys spending her time at the gym, practising yoga, running and engaging in outdoor adventure sports. After suffering a sports-related injury in 2010, Jennifer realized just how important it is to stay active and to take care of your body. This inspired her to become a certified personal trainer in order to help others achieve their fitness and well-being goals in a safe and effective way.

Jennifer lives by the quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and hopes that this experience will allow her the opportunity to become a positive role model in the lives of others. She would love to represent not only her country at the Miss Universe Pageant, but also her home province as the first woman to hold the title of Miss Universe Canada from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

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