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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chelsey Smith

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Chelsey Smith

Chelsey Smith , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 23 | Height: 5’9″
Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Chelsey Smith is a student of Professional Communications at Royal Roads University where she also is the President of the Students Association, and Chair of the Social Committee. She has a background in journalism, and hopes to work in the communications and culture sector.  Chelsey is an advocate for natural beauty and self-esteem. She is also an active volunteer and engaged citizen who is dedicated to universal education, literacy, and equality.

She enjoys yoga, health, and fashion, in addition to spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and academics.  She loves adventure, meeting new people, and is passionate about lifestyle, learning, and travel. Chelsey strives to be a positive role model for women, and inspire others to embrace their inner beauty. 

Sponsored by: Pandora Jewelry, Benefit Strategies, Bikram Yoga Westshore, Lorenzo Lawrence Salon, Today’s Dental, Family and Friends.

Chelsea Bird

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Chelsea Bird

Chelsea Bird , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 23 | Height: 5’8″
Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Chelsea Bird is a motivated and driven young woman and a born communicator. She is studying radio and television broadcasting at NAIT in Edmonton and can’t wait to put the skills she has learned to use as a news anchor or possibly radio announcer. She was elected onto the NAIT Student Senate, and is seen as a leader for other students.

Chelsea sees the world with a unique perspective, which helps her tremendously when delivering her two radio shows that she hosts. Chelsea feeds off the energy of others, loves meeting new people, and will do anything to make someone laugh. Her light-hearted personality and sense of humor are her best qualities.

After moving to Edmonton from Saskatoon, Chelsea originally wanted to study drama and pursue a career in the arts. However, after travelling abroad on her own and discovering her true desires in life, she came to the realization that she would rather communicate with people via reporting. Chelsea is working towards using her love of theatre and drama to teach children how to command the stage, and reap the benefits that stage acting can give.

Chelsea is a very community-minded individual and is someone who always sets her goals bigger and bigger in order to achieve a rich and fulfilling life. She has travelled to Thailand, Europe and the United States and hopes to see much more of the world in order for her to see and help other cultures that are not as fortunate as Canadians.

Chelsea believes strongly that everyone is entitled to live a full life and has volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada by canvassing, has provided school supplies to children while in Thailand, and after going on a 3 month exchange to Germany, has spoken to students about the wonderful opportunities that students can gain by travelling.

Chelsea is a passionate individual that is continuously captivated by human nature. A rich and rewarding career as a respected broadcaster will complement her personality, and act as a platform to advocate for charities and causes closest to her heart. Chelsea feels that representing Canada at the international level would be a wonderful opportunity to work with communities less fortunate than ours that greatly need support and resources. The ability to represent Canada is a responsibility and a privilege and Chelsea feels remarkably fortunate to have such a wonderful opportunity.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

Casendre Paquet

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Casendre Paquet


Casendre Paquet , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 22 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Saint-Laurent, QC

Born and raised in Montreal, Casendre comes from a multicultural family with a lot of backgrounds, including Dominican, Haitian, Israeli, German, British and many various others.  But to simplify things, she’s half Haitian and English.

When she was a little girl, she used to dream about becoming a movie star. So to be able to fulfill her dream, Casendre’s parents enrolled her into an art school, where she learned how to express her feelings through acting and painting. Then, when she got a bit older, like many other girls, her dream changed.

At 15 years old, she moved to West Africa, Benin with her family, where they lived for a couple of years.  All the images that were shown on television about African countries were mostly about poverty and unlikely landscapes. Casendre, was terrified!  Not only because of that, but also because she was about to leave behind her all friends and family.

She thought that she was going to be living in a small house in the middle of nowhere and perhaps made of wood. Once she arrived and saw the enormous villa in which she was about to live in for the next 3 years, and the community surrounding her, she was speechless. Africa wasn’t like all theses awful images which were shown on television.

Indeed, it was a beautiful and interesting country! It may not have been similar to Montreal, but it was sure better than what she’d expected it to be.   She attended two of the best schools in Benin with different educational systems in which she obtained her BAC and IGCSE diplomas. Meanwhile, even thought she was living “the life”, it didn’t keep her from noticing how most of the local people were living in property!  What really saddened her was when she saw a little girl, approximatively 8 years old, carrying a huge and heavy basket of fruits on her head at the market. She was probably working for her family’s sake, instead of being a child and attending school. This made Casendre realize how unfair life was - no child deserves to be forbidden of having a childhood or even attending school.

What she will always remember and cherish in her heart from this experience are the people, coming from all the different countries that she met during her stay. Furthermore, what she enjoyed was also taking the time to visit and explore what Africa had to offer. This involved going on a lifetime trip to Pendjari (safari park in the North of Benin), being able to visit Togo and also some of Ghana’s history.

Beneath all this, the impact of living in Africa not only made her grow up and see life from a different angle, but it also got her into realizing what she really wanted to do with hers: become a journalist. This experience gave Casendre the passion of wanting to learn more by traveling, discovering places and writing my experiences through writing.  She believes Africa is where her life actually started!

Sponsored by: Sandals and Beaches, Marcel Bergeron: criminologist/security expert (M.S.C/C.S.M), Éric Cyr: personal trainer/ yoga teacher, Robert Paquet photograph, Alain Trudeau photograph, Tea & Mate, Family and Friends.

Casar Jacobson

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Casar Jacobson

Casar Jacobson , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 26 | Height: 5’10″
Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Cäsar Jacobson works in the field of biotechnology within the horticultural sector, however, aspires to one day become a medical doctor. Having lived in Austria, Norway, Germany and Canada, she is accustomed to interacting with a diverse range of people and cultures.    

She has a solid belief that philanthropy and travel helps an individual grow, and dynamically undertakes efforts within her community and abroad.  She is devoted to universal education and self-esteem.  Her objective is to utilize the pageant as a platform to further her humanitarian work. 

Her goal is to help create opportunities for children to become responsible, contributing members of society by helping to provide villages and community support where stable, nurturing homes exist to meet family, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of children.

She enjoys singing, kite boarding, zip lining, kickboxing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sponsored by: Terra Dental Care, Reciprocal Innervations, Bellissima Fashions Ltd., Serena Fashions Ltd., Dubble Wide Ltd., Scrapbookers Paradise, Esau JordaN, The Calgary Sun, The Vancouver Sun, Weisshaus Media Inc., Breakfast Television, Oxygen Fitness, Family and Friends. 

Carla Bradstock

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Carla Bradstock

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 26 | Height: 5’10″
Hometown: Richmond, BC

Carla Bradstock was raised primarily in Richmond, BC and is the second oldest of four children. She is very close to her family and attributes a great deal of her success to the support and confidence instilled in her by her family members.

Carla graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors in Philosophy and is currently completing an Event Marketing Certificate at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

At an early age the importance of a balanced and active lifestyle was promoted by her parents and so, academics and athletics became focal points for her life path. Leading up to University, Carla was a top recruited volleyball player and had many options for where to pursue her education.

During her years at UBC she received several awards, some of the most notable being the Canada West Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player at Nationals where, as captain, she led her team to a gold medal.

After University Carla played volleyball professionally in Sweden, Austria and Azerbaijan, and was named to represent Canada internationally on the National Volleyball Team. Living and playing abroad allowed Carla to learn about different cultures and cultivated a passion for travel.

Carla also believes strongly in giving back to the community. Carla currently volunteers in several different sports environments to promote healthy living, confidence, and personal development. In the future, Carla plans on owning her own sports marketing company so that she can continue to give back to organizations that have positively influenced her and helped to shape the person she is today.

Sponsored by: Action Bridal & Formal Liquidators, Family and Friends

Brianne Kidner

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Brianne Kidner

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 19 | Height: 5’8″
Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Brianne is in her second year at the University of Alberta pursuing her degree in the Collaborative Nursing Program. Her biggest ambition is to become a Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Stollery Hospital. She is passionate about helping others and is determined to improve the quality of life for individuals in her community. She has volunteered with Edmonton’s Mustard Seed and Hope Mission to help those less fortunate, and has helped fundraise and create awareness for the MS Society, among others.

Currently, she is in the process of developing a non-profit organization for sexually abused youth in Canada. Her goal is to create a safe, positive, caring and stable environment to help youth heal their emotional, physical, and spiritual scars.

Brianne wants to represent Canada on the international level because her objective is to utilize the pageant as a platform to further the awareness and prevention of child abuse.  She believes that this will provide her with an opportunity to make a significant difference by increasing her skills and experience with charitable organizations.

Her major hobbies include modeling, baking, travelling and writing poetry.  Brianne loves the outdoors, is an avid snowboarder, enjoys football and looks forward to camping in the summer. She can often be found at the local gym participating in strength training, spinning or yoga. Brianne currently models for the International Agency Nouveau Riche doing runway and editorial.

Brianne’s outgoing personality, quirky sense of humor, positive attitude and dedication inspire those around her. She has a strong sense of traditional family values and surrounds herself with a loving and supportive family. She is very close with her younger sisters and mother.

Brianne’s personal motto is: “Every experience in life is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, an opportunity to grow and an opportunity to become the person you want to be”.Brianne is committed to helping others, acting as a role model and is determined to achieve success in all areas of her life.

Sponsors: Family and Friends

Anna Piatrovich

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Anna Piatrovich

Age: 24 | Height: 5’10″
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

Anna Piatrovich graduated in 2009 from Glendon College at York University with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French. Anna is multilingual. She is fluent in Russian, Belorussian, English and French, and has a good command of Spanish language. Currently, Anna is in her last year of finishing her second degree in Paralegal Studies.

Anna has developed a successful professional career. She is currently working in the medical field as an Operational Executive of a medical center. Her biggest professional ambition is to become a successful lawyer, and to achieve this goal, next year Hanna is planning to apply to law school.

Her major hobbies include modeling, dancing, and fitness. Anna loves sport because she believes that it breeds quality due to its competitive nature and positive impact on the mind and body. Anna is also a professional model that is currently represented by a prestigious modeling agency in Toronto.

Anna’s personal motto is: “In school you get a lesson and then you take the test. In life, you take the test and then you get the lesson”.

Anna wants to represent Canada on the international level because she believes that this will bring her the remarkable opportunity to make a significant difference globally and nationally by promoting and implementing positive changes in societies that require economic, social and cultural development.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

Amanda Morie

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Amanda Morie


Amanda Morie , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 24 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Amanda Morie is a person who strives to be the best each and every day. Today is an opportunity for something new and great, an opportunity to give back and achieve the best for you and others. Life is a luxury and all the simple little things are what keep Amanda smiling, appreciative and adventurous. She sees the beauty in everyone’s characteristics and cherishes them to the fullest.

Amanda is always happy, positive, committed and driven by the world and its cultures, people, traditions around her. She has a strong sense of self, confidence, fulfillment and purpose but is continuously working on her personal growth to achieve the best quality of life and balance of life. She loves to stay active and by doing so she likes to work out as much as she can to keep the body and mind clear and healthy.

Amanda is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta 2010 in Elementary Education and Fine Arts (Music, Art, Dance, Drama). She also holds a designation as a wedding and event planner through Wedding Planner Institute of Canada which she received in April 2011.

In April 2011, Amanda entered a competition to be an Ambassador for Groupe Dynamite (www.dynamite.ca) in which she had to submit a fashion video, questionnaire about why she loves fashion and Dynamite, and a resume. As a result, her and five others won the competition from hundreds of applicants across Canada and are now the official Ambassadors’ for Dynamite.

Amanda started taking private flute lessons when she was seven years old. She then joined the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band and learned how to play in a band setting. As a result she travelled a lot with the band for field shows, concerts, parades, performances and tours across the country and the United States. At ten years of age and won her first personal award for Best Woodwind Player across Alberta under the age of 18. She then moved on to play in the Edmonton All City Band where she played solo flute, lead flute, and piccolo while still taking private lessons and playing as well in the Symphonic Band at her high school.

Amanda loved to draw when she was young and started taking art classes in junior high. At the age of twelve, she won the Artist of the Year award, beating out all the other students in her school. She continued to follow her passion and completed her first group exhibition at the age of fourteen. Her first painting ever, won a juried show and travelled across galleries in Alberta.

She started her art business under her name Amanda Morie in late 2010 (www.amorie.ca). Since then she has done five gallery showings,  has two due for this year, been featured internationally four times in Aesthetica Magazine based out of the United Kingdom which sells internationally and signed on a huge solo exhibition for September to October 2013 at New Art Centre in New York, NY. She will also be represented at Artexpo 2012 New York, which is the worlds largest and oldest art fair. Amanda also recently published her first art book through the Brooklyn Art Library and will have the original book tour the entire year across North America to different galleries. The book is dedicated to young people who feel at a lost with themselves.

Amanda has a huge passion for animals’ especially homeless dogs in countries and cities where they are disregarded. If Amanda were to become Miss Universe Canada she would love to help organizations who work in rescuing animals and shed light on people of the big situation thousands of animals are facing in our country and others around the world today.

Another reason why Amanda wants to be Miss Universe Canada is because she wants to create lasting change for herself and for others by doing everything in her capabilities and to follow through with all the best that she can. She wants youth to have a role model they can relate to and be inspired by and know that they too can have the achievement of making a difference. She would also love to share her passion of art and education with the youth of our generation.

Sponsored by: Avison Young Real Estate Alberta Inc., LUX Steakhouse & Bar / Century Hospitality Group, Courder Holdings Ltd- Terry Kilburn, Heritage Dental Centre- Dr. Wong, Barlar Realty Group Ltd.- Roy Rolheiser, Darma Realty Services Inc.- Darren Snider, Family and Friends.

Amanda-Lee Bordun

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Amanda-Lee Bordun

Amanda-Lee Bordun , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 20 | Height: 5’9″
Hometown: Steinbach, MB

Amanda-Lee Diane was raised in the small country town of Sundown, Manitoba. Her parents, Gary and Brigitte, brought up Amanda-Lee and her older sister Kimberly-Ann in a Christian loving household. Throughout the years, Amanda-Lee has developed a strong faith in the Lord.

Amanda-Lee is currently employed and works in the area of Copy Point, for Goldenwest Radio, in Steinbach Manitoba. She is also responsible for various other tasks such as music scheduling and voicing commercials.

Amanda-Lee enjoys keeping active, and often can be found working out at the gym in her spare time. She also loves dance and is currently attending hip-hop classes. Amanda-Lee loves to participate in all sports including everything from snowboarding, water skiing, soccer and basketball to badminton and dragon boat. She also has a passion for music and is currently learning to play guitar.

Amanda-Lee’s goal in life is to inspire others and is passionate about displaying the change she wishes to see in the world. She believes that when one volunteers their time, the benefits received by those in need are immense, but also recognizes that those who give the time are also affected, if not more.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

Amanda Kazmierczak

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Amanda Kazmierczak


Age: 21 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Toronto, ON

Amanda is a caring, goal-oriented and ambitious individual. She is currently in her 4th year at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology studying Criminology with further hopes of attending law school. Amanda comes from a European background, and as a young child was brought up with core values of acceptance for everyone and helping those in need. Living in Canada, where multiculturalism is vibrantly evident, she feels that it is important to accept every individual person as a unique being.

Throughout the past, Amanda has contributed her time to various charities like Free the Children, Variety the Children’s Charity, SOS Children’s Villages, and many others. She feels that every small act a person makes contributes greatly as a whole, but it does take the effort of many to really make a difference. Through the participation of other pageants in her past, Amanda feels that each one allows her for greater opportunities.

“Believing is Achieving” and “The best way to predict the future, is to create it” are two quotes that Amanda feels have a significant meaning to her and really have helped her through life. In her spare time she enjoys Latin dancing, working out, jogging, tennis and travelling.

With the title of Miss Universe Canada Amanda hopes to bring awareness to the importance of contributing and helping others within society, and hopes to become a role model for other young women, proving that anything can be accomplished.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

Alina Tsymbalarou

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Alina Tsymbalarou

Alina Tsymbalarou , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 25 | Height: 5’9
Hometown: London, ON

Alina Tsymbalarou was born in Moldova and immigrated to Canada when she was 13 years old.  She is fluent in Russian, Romanian and English. When she arrived she did not speak English and had to make a quick adjustment to her new home.

She embraced Canada and its entrepreneurial spirit, using it as motivation to better herself and embark on a successful career. She is grateful to be able to call herself Canadian and proud to live in a country that supports its people and provides every citizen with opportunity.

Her ambition in life is to never stop growing and developing herself as a person, constantly challenging herself physically, mentally and in her career. She recently travelled down to Lima, Peru to volunteer her time to help care for children at an orphanage.

She describes the experience as the most influential moment in her life, driving her continued desire to not only give her time, but to continue to work hard so she can support these causes financially. She quotes Margaret Thatcher, “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions.”

Alina currently is the manager of a Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, She puts in long hours and is passionate about providing the best possible care. Starting in the field at the young age of 17, she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the cosmetic beauty industry. Currently she is implementing a partnership between the Clinic and two charitable organizations that help support individuals and families that have been affected by cancer. She is empathetic to patient’s concerns and puts their wellbeing as her highest priority.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

Alicia George

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Alicia George

Alicia George , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 20 | Height: 5’10″
Hometown: Surrey, BC

Alicia is a very driven and compassionate woman who just entered into her third year as a full time student, towards a degree in economics as Kwantlen Polytechnic University and hopes to complete a joint Major in Economics and Business Administration at Simon Fraser University. At 20 years old, Alicia has always had a passion for being creative and has always been an artistic, intelligent, well-rounded and respected young woman.

She also has an amazing work ethic by working as a customer service representative at Future Shop, as well as an office assistant at Canusa Wood Products in downtown Vancouver.  Not only does she work two jobs, but she also attends Kwantlen Polytechnic University as a full-time student working towards her degree.

On Alicia’s list of priorities, her family is number one. Coming from a very large family, having 5 brothers and sisters including a twin sister, as well as her loving parents, Alicia has always kept her family close at heart.

Growing up and following the footsteps of her older brother, Alicia has always had a very active lifestyle outside of school. Always being interested in running and being a part of a team, she joined various sports throughout her school years. The sport which she recognizes with the most would have to be rugby, which she played for four years and later went back and refereed and coached. By being on the Senior Girls Rugby team and in her last year being a captain, Alicia made extra effort to be a role model for the younger girls on the team. Not only was she someone the girls could look up to on the field but also off it.

Early on in high school Alicia participated in many different leadership courses and volunteering opportunities that presented themselves. She was always told that it was not about the recognition of others when doing a good deed, but the feeling that you got when doing something nice for someone else. Alicia volunteered with Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit organization which created HIV and AIDS awareness in South Africa and Zimbabwe through sports and life skills camps.

Sponsored by: Grimm’s Fine Foods, Brenson Pacific Technologies, Pacific Everand Ventures Ltd., Cover Shot Photography, Cdnpages, Jocelyn Neufeld -Schaart Clothing Co., Family and Friends.

Ali Sarchuk

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Ali Sarchuk

Ali Sarchuk , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 22 | Height: 5’10″
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK

Throughout Ali’s adolescent years, she had undertaken bullying nearly daily – whether that be from being overweight or taller than most of her peers.  As such, she struggled to even complete high school education.

Although Ali was a very unpretentious and intelligent girl, the trials and tribulations from high school seemed to put a damper on her emotional and physical mindset.  Fortunately, she had her family to always be behind her; pushing her through the state of enmity.

Upon graduation from high school, Ali set out to make a complete lifestyle change to transition herself into the successful, confident, and intelligent girl everyone knew she was.  Within a few months after high school graduation, Ali enrolled in her first year of university with the University of Saskatchewan.

Although she wasn’t entirely sure as to which career path she wanted to endure, she knew it was within law.  Consequently, she has now obtained two post-secondary diplomas with honours in the legal field (she has also obtained the highest typing speed within her college, typing an astonishing 120 words per minute).

She has worked in law firms within Saskatoon for nearly two years.  In the beginning, Ali was unsure if she was ready to undertake the challenges and educational advancements to become a lawyer.  However, she is now on the path to pursuing just that.  Ali will be writing her Law School Admission Test this fall in hopes of being accepted into law with the University of Saskatchewan in 2013.  Her focus within law will be on criminal law as she has had a strong passion for such throughout her entire life.

Aside from Ali’s educational background, Ali is a very talented piano player.  Piano playing is a skill that proved to help Ali “escape” from the tribulations of high school; therefore, she has been playing piano for many years.  She believes that the ability to augment the sound of a note with simply a touch is a subtle yet striking way to show passion within music.  Ali has received her Grade 8 certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and as such has received a silver medal for receiving the highest mark in Saskatchewan on one of her Royal Conservatory of Music’s exams.

Ali also has a very healthy lifestyle, which has turned her into a role model within her community.  Being overweight for many years, Ali has successfully lost 45 pounds and has immensely transformed her life.  Eating smarter, working out, and being active are the three main ingredients to a healthy lifestyle which Ali is proud to have conquered.  Ali is now following a strict fitness routine to keep up her physical health, and as such helps her friends and family with doing the same.  Everyone who knows Ali truly believes that she is an inspirational success story.  From facing bullying, which had nearly altered her entire life, Ali is a strong believer in helping to raise awareness for such a cause.  Ali has written an autobiography based solely on her mislead tribulations throughout her adolescent years.  This autobiography has been offered to be featured on the television shows Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Drew.

Ali strongly believes that victims of bullying are the best individuals to speak to the public about the same; therefore, Ali will be helping out with the Red Cross Pink Shirt (anti-bullying) campaign this spring and will be doing the same in the future annually.  Finally, Ali is extremely family oriented; her family has been her constant stable support group throughout her entire life.  Ali’s grandmother including other family members have been diagnosed with cancer and the majority are survivors.  Because of this, Ali was proud to have appeared in a published 2011 calendar (month of June and cover model) to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.  She will be volunteering her time to helping organize the same calendar for 2013.

Ali truly is an inspirational woman who believes that one person is able to make a difference within society.  Miss Universe Canada stands for intelligence, beauty, confidence, and a giving soul.  As such, Ali is striving to prove that these four outstanding qualities truly do make for an inspirational role model and she is pursuing the path to being just that.

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Alena Konovalova

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Alena Konovalova

Age: 24 | Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Maple, ON

As a driven and energetic woman, Alena likes to surround herself with positive, motivated people who support and motivate her towards achieving her goals and aspirations. She is a hard worker and has always dedicated herself entirely to the things that she is involved in.

In her spare time, Alena loves to spend time with friends and family, read, or enjoy sports such as soccer, hockey or basketball. She also loves to act and perform, and was fortunate enough to meet her majesty Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh after a performance she was a part of during the Queens visit to Canada in 2010.

Alena likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle by having a proper diet and exercise daily and encourage those around her to lead a healthier lifestyle. She also enjoys spending time and inspiring children and volunteering during the summer to help teach kids math and English.

If chosen to be Miss Universe Canada, Alena will dedicate her time to numerous charities with a focus on helping children and women in need. Over the past year, the SOS Children’s Villages charity has grown very dear to her heart and she would love to dedicate her time and passion into bringing more awareness and educating people about the importance of helping children in need through SOS Children’s Villages.

One of her biggest passions is the environment, she is always finding new ways to make her home greener and at the same time helping to educate those around her about making greener choices in life. She believes that to educate the children of today will make a change in the world tomorrow.

The motto which she lives by is, “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

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Adwoa Yamoah

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Adwoa Yamoah

Adwoa Yamoah , Miss Universe Canada 2012 - National Finalist

Age: 24 | Height: 5’9″
Hometown: Calgary, AB

Adwoa is currently working for Corus Radio, one of Canada’s largest media companies in the Calgary office.  Having graduated as a Marketing Manager the job has allowed her to gain practical experience and the ability to further her goal of opening her own Advertising Agency, focused on interactive media.

In addition to working full time with Corus radio, Adwoa also teaches hip hop dance at Prestige Dance Academy in Calgary. She is currently teaching three classes to youth ranging from age 6 –17 yrs old.  Adwoa’s teaching style is fun, interactive, and inclusive. Through dance she is able to create positive relationships with youth in her community, while also building a popular dance program. She is committed to fostering confidence in her students and promoting inner beauty.

Adwoa is outgoing and loves meeting new people and learning about their different cultures and experiences. Furthermore, Adwoa loves reading, music and spending time with her family and friends.

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Miss Universe Canada 2012 National Finalists

Beauty Pageant > Road to Miss Universe 2012 > Canada 

* Miss Universe Canada 2012 - Sahar Biniaz / National Finalists
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher / Contestants
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher photo gallery
* Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Watch Chelsae Durocher (video)
* Miss Universe Canada 2010 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2009 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2008 ( Winner / Contestants )
* Miss Universe Canada 2007 ( Winner )


Miss Universe Canada 2011 - Chelsae Durocher

The Universe Canada 2012 finals will held on May 19, 2012. The new Beauty Queen will represent the country at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant

Meet National Finalists of Miss Universe Canada 2012

  • Veronica Salcedo
  • Venessa Facciotti
  • Vaughan Marr
  • Vania Georgieva
  • Tara Patterson
  • Tara Davy
  • Suzette Hernandez
  • Stephanie Marinus
  • Sophie Mokbel
  • Signa Love
  • Sarah Harrison
  • Samantha Morris
  • Sahar Biniaz
  • Sacha Monger
  • Raman Basi
  • Nazanin Gheitasian
  • Natka Brestovanska
  • Mina Khtaria
  • Marta Jablonska
  • Mariangela Avila
  • Maria Nahri
  • Maria Cecilia Nicolas
  • Mandi Gale
  • Majd Soudi
  • Lisa Wong
  • Kyra Weston
  • Kylee Jean Apers
  • Kuyan Elliott
  • Kimealia Hercules
  • Kesiah Papasin
  • Katie Starke
  • Katerina Kiprich
  • Joyanna Mitchell
  • Jennifer Skroch
  • Jennifer Grudić
  • Jenna Talackova
  • Jasmine Pham
  • Isabella Romero
  • Ines Kipre
  • Haley Draper
  • Ellyse Lindley
  • Ella Law
  • Elana Wu
  • Ela Mino
  • Diana Schoutsen
  • Danielle Murphy
  • Dajana Radovanovic
  • Christine Adela White
  • Chelsi Mittelholzer
  • Chelsey Smith
  • Chelsea Bird
  • Casendre Paquet
  • Casar Jacobson
  • Carla Bradstock
  • Brianne Kidner
  • Anna Piatrovich
  • Amanda Morie
  • Amanda-Lee Bordun
  • Amanda Kazmierczak
  • Alina Tsymbalarou
  • Alicia George
  • Ali Sarchuk
  • Alena Konovalova
  • Adwoa Yamoah
  • Miss Liberia 2012 Contestants

    Beauty Pageant > Liberia

    * Miss Liberia 2012 - Leda Knowlden / Contestants
    * Miss Liberia 2011 - Meenakshi Monica SUBRAMANI
    * Miss Liberia 2009 - Rina Wiah-Shu / Candidates
    * Miss Liberia 2008 - Bendu Teta Parker

    Miss Liberia 2011 - Meenakshi Monica SUBRAMANI
    Miss Liberia 2011 - Meenakshi Monica SUBRAMANI

    The Liberia 2011-2012 finals will held on April 14, 2012. The new Beauty Queen will represent the country at the Miss World 2012 pageant in Ordos, China, next August.

    Meet Contestants of Miss Liberia 2012

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    National Pageant - Liberia Beauty Pageant

    Beauty Pageant > Liberia

    * Miss Liberia 2012 - Leda Knowlden / Contestants
    * Miss Liberia 2011 - Meenakshi Monica SUBRAMANI
    * Miss Liberia 2009 - Rina Wiah-Shu / Candidates
    * Miss Liberia 2008 - Bendu Teta Parker

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    Miss Mundo Chubut - Carla Ghiglioni

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Chubut - Carla Ghiglioni

    Miss Mundo Chubut - Carla Ghiglioni

    Miss Mundo Mendoza - Fernanda Quiros

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    Miss Mundo Mendoza - Fernanda Quiros

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    Miss Mundo Neuquen - Luciana Aranda

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Neuquen - Luciana Aranda

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    Miss Mundo Río Negro - Anael Porro Alberdi

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    Miss Mundo Río Negro - Anael Porro Alberdi

    Miss Mundo Río Negro - Anael Porro Alberdi

    Miss Mundo San Juan - Celina Guerci

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    Miss Mundo San Juan - Celina Guerci

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    Miss Mundo San Luis - Pilar Mares

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
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    Miss Mundo San Luis - Pilar Mares

    Miss Mundo San Luis - Pilar Mares

    Miss Mundo Sta Cruz - Silvina Diaz Bustamante

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Sta Cruz - Silvina Diaz Bustamante

    Miss Mundo Sta Cruz - Silvina Diaz Bustamante

    Miss Mundo Buenos Aires - Karina Cataldo

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2011 - Winner / Antonella Kruger Album
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Buenos Aires - Karina Cataldo

    Miss Mundo Capital F - Daiana Incandela

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2011 - Winner / Antonella Kruger Album
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Capital F - Daiana Incandela

    Miss Mundo Córdoba - Georgina Barale

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2011 - Winner / Antonella Kruger Album
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Córdoba - Georgina Barale

    Miss Mundo La Pampa - Yésica Caballero

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2011 - Winner / Antonella Kruger Album
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo La Pampa - Yésica Caballero

    Miss Mundo Catamarca - Sofia Quinteros

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2011 - Winner / Antonella Kruger Album
    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Catamarca - Sofia Quinteros

    Miss Mundo Catamarca - Sofia Quinteros

    Miss Mundo Chaco - Tatiana Bischof

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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2012 - Contestants
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    * Miss Mundo Argentina 2010 - Carla Conrradi

    Miss Mundo Chaco - Tatiana Bischof

    Miss Mundo Chaco - Tatiana Bischof

    Miss Mundo Chaco - Tatiana Bischof

    Miss Mundo Jujuy - Florencia Nogales

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    Miss Mundo Jujuy - Florencia Nogales

    Miss Mundo Jujuy - Florencia Nogales

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    Miss Mundo La Rioja - Micaela Bernero

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    Miss Mundo La Rioja - Micaela Bernero

    Miss Mundo La Rioja - Micaela Bernero

    Miss Mundo La Rioja - Micaela Bernero