In my first publication, I spoke about my motivation regarding Miss World Canada and my past struggles with an eating disorder. I thought that for my second blog entry, I could write about something a bit lighter! So, I decided to simply present myself, for you to know me better as we are embarking on this incredible journey that is Miss World Canada, for the next week!
Little about my family …
I’m the youngest sibling of three. On the picture below, from left to right there’s, Sophie-Ann, then me, Martine, and Elliott. This lovely picture was taken at La Ronde – a must-see attraction in Montréal – back in 2000. At that time, I was four, and yes, I’ve always been that curly!
My sisters and I are very different, but all very artistic. Elliott’s talent is drawing, Sophie’s music – she played saxophone for 5 years –, and mine the dramatic arts!
School and career
For the longest time, I thought that I was going to become an actress. I took drama class from the age of 11 to 18 and, after secondary school, I pursued a college degree in Theater, at the CÉGEP Lionel Groulx (CÉGEP in Québec is equivalent to high school and last 2 years). But then, during those two years, I got involved with the student radio and fell in love with this medium. I then, in 2015, started my bachelor’s degree in communication sciences at the University of Montréal. Nowadays, I’m pursuing my studies in the communication field, as a graduate student with a 4.2 GPA, planning on ending my master’s degree thesis in December 2020.
My career goals regarding that domain are either to become a radio or TV host or to teach this fascinating field of study at the CÉGEP level.
Here’s a silly picture of me while working at my university radio program: CISM. I know it’s not the best picture of me, but I was very concentrated! Does any of you guys have a weird focus-face?!
I am also working as a model. This past January, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to walk on the runway for the Salon Marions-Nous, one of the biggest marriage events! That weekend, I truly felt like a princess with all of those beautiful gowns!
Volunteering and community work
As I explained, I was going community work at my school radio back in CÉGEP but also during my first university degree. But I’ve always been very involved in my community and schools. My first experience was when I was around 10 years old. My family sheltered a Mira dog. Mira is a non-profit organization that train guide dogs for people living with a handicap or a TSA. For its first year and a half, the dogs join a family for its socialization before it can become an everyday hero! We had the immense privilege to shelter one of these amazing dogs! After that, giving back to others became a goal of mine, after seeing how amazing that felt to be a part of something much bigger than myself!
During secondary school, I got involved with Amnesty International and Oxfam Québec. I also volunteered at our school coffee shop and later joined the management committee. During the school year 2012-13, we transformed our little coffee in a cooperative, to better represent our values. My team and I even received the laureate for the 15th edition of the Concours regional Québécois d’entreprenariat, volet étudiant that year.
At present, I am a member of the executive committee of the LGBTQIA+ association of my university, l’Alternative.