Alicia Holly Enns Miss Manitoba World 2019
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Alicia Holly Enns Miss Manitoba World 2019.
Full name: Alicia Holly Enns
Title/Year: Miss Manitoba World 2019
Pageant System: Miss World/ Miss World Canada
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Hobbies: Drawing/Painting, Reading, Writing, Watching Movies, Riding Horses, Photography, Modelling, Singing, Makeup Art
Platform: Promoting Hippotherapy/ Equine-Assisted Therapy
Years competed: 2 (Provincial pageant in 2018 and National pageant in 2019)
Countries visited: United States, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand
Likes: Animals, Performing Arts, Poetry, Oceans
Dislikes: Walking Behind Slow People, Pineapple, Having My Heels Stepped On, Human-Trafficking, Dishonesty
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised just outside of Winnipeg near a small town called Oakbank. I grew up as a farm girl surrounded by nature and animals, and I couldn’t have been happier. I attended a private school from kindergarten all the way to grade 12 and I maintained straight ‘A’s each year. I was, and still am, a bit of a perfectionist and I always did my very best in every thing I did, pouring everything I had into the task at hand. After graduating, I attended a one year college program for leadership and management. Upon graduating from that, I worked several retail jobs and worked as an entertainer for kids birthday parties until I left in January, 2017, for Bible School in New Zealand for 3 months. After completing my courses there, I began working for what is now my current job at Hay Decorating. My family owns a boarding facility for horses and at a very young age, I began riding horses competitively. I rode horses nonstop from age 4 up until I was 21. In October, 2017, we sadly had to put my horse down and since then I have not ridden much. Some of our boarders at the stable were gracious enough to let me ride their horses for a time, but my time on horseback has definitely become less and less over the years. I hope to one day get back in the saddle and rekindle my passion for the equestrian sport. In the meantime, I have kept myself busy working for a commercial painting company: working in the office and doing manual labor on the job sites. When I’m not working, I can be found forming creative projects with a friend of mine, where we combine our artistic talents and put together creative photoshoots. Between the two of us,we are both the hair stylists, makeup artists, costume designers, photographers, models, and editors. I love expressing myself through art, whether it’s painting and drawing, creative writing, modelling, photography, music…you name it! I find beauty everywhere I go, especially outdoors in nature, and it inspires my artistic side to create something that accurately reflects my perspective of it. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
To me, woman empowerment means taking charge of the talents, abilities and passions each woman has been gifted with and using them to make a difference and create a positive influence in the world. Women have such strength and passion placed in them and it’s important for us as women to come alongside each other and encourage one another to overcome our fears of failure and rejection and to let that strength and passion drive us to do extraordinary things.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
My first pageant was actually just one year ago in April of 2018. I had never previously considered myself to be a pageant girl and, frankly, wasn’t even aware that pageants really existed in Canada, let alone in Manitoba. I discovered the Miss World Canada pageant through a friend who saw an ad for it on Facebook. She encouraged me to give it a try and that’s exactly what I did. The pageant was at the provincial level for the title of Miss Manitoba World and it was one of the most amazing two days I had ever experience. At the end of the competition, the winner was announced, and though I was not crowned Miss Manitoba World, I was offered another crown and a smaller title. Unfortunately, I had to turn down the incredible offer due to already being committed to going on a missions trip the same week as the national competition. I was disappointed,but felt that my pageant experienced had not yet come to an end. A year later, I expressed my interest in competing for Miss Manitoba World once again and was given the title! This year, from July 21-27, I had the privilege of representing Manitoba at the national level in Miss World Canada! Although I did not make the top 20, I had an absolutely incredible experience and made many lasting friendships! I will be unable to continue competing in Miss pageants as I am getting married next summer, but I hope to compete in Mrs. pageants following the wedding!Although I did not make the top 20, I had an absolutely incredible experience and made many lasting friendships! I will be unable to continue competing in Miss pageants as I am getting married next summer, but I hope to compete in Mrs. pageants following the wedding!Although I did not make the top 20, I had an absolutely incredible experience and made many lasting friendships! I will be unable to continue competing in Miss pageants as I am getting married next summer, but I hope to compete in Mrs. pageants following the wedding! World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Originally, I was just really intrigued by the concept and wanted to try something new. I had no real previous knowledge of pageants and was just really curious to see what the pageant world was really all about! I was genuinely and pleasant surprised by my experience, and that has led me to pursuing my dreams of being more involved in both the pageant community, and within my own community. I’ve discovered the impact and difference that I can make in people’s lives, and I hope to do that to the full extent that I can during my year as Miss Manitoba World. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for my current title within the Miss World Canada pageant because of their ethics, morale, and Beauty With A Purpose project. I love how they value the powerful impacts and differences one can make in the world, and I have adopted these values to be my own as well. World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The Miss World/ Miss World Canada pageants are based on community involvement, as well as empowering the women of today to make a difference, and body positivity/healthy living.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
During the competition, you are being judged on swimwear (body positivity/comfort, physical fitness, modelling abilities, your connection to the audience, grooming, beauty, professionalism), interview (communication skills, confidence, personality, fashion sense, grooming, beauty, interview skills, professionalism), evening gown (grooming, stage presence, connection to the audience, beauty, confidence, modelling abilities, grace, poise, fashion sense, overall presentation), and your overall behaviour/attitude during the week. There are also other select categories of judging that include Top Model and Most Photogenic, Multimedia Connection - Blogging and Marketing, Fundraising Ability, and the Beauty With A Purpose Project. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
During the competition, my experience was quite different from what I was expecting. There is a certain stereotype that many people have regarding pageants, and so I half expected to run into several shallow, vain, and catty girls who were all just crown hungry. Instead, I met some of the most incredibly talented, intelligent, encouraging and supportive girls I had ever met in my life! Everyone had each others’ back and were willing to help other girls out in areas they might be lacking, such as tips for their walking patterns, or lending an outfit or hair curler if someone forgot theirs. It was such a supportive environment and I felt myself thriving alongside these passionate and driven women. Together we conquered the long, and sometimes difficult, days, and whenever someone was falling short,there was always an army of girls ready to swarm her lift her up with their encouragement. It was really incredible to witness and I felt immensely blessed to have been a part of something so special. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is Hippotherapy/Equine-Assisted Therapy. Hippotherapy is a form of therapy that uses horses for therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment for those who have a physical or mental impairment. Hippotherapy is not actually meant to replace traditional therapy; it’s something that’s meant to be used in addition to traditional clinic therapy. It is a strategy, a tool, and an intervention. The goals are to address medical needs, impairments, and functional limitations. It provides the opportunity of an intervention that cannot be replicated in a clinical setting, and I want to draw people’s attention to this unique method of healing. A horse moves through space using the same 3-dimensional movement that a human does. Therefore,if a human is sitting on top of the horse and the horse’s movement is being specifically managed and manipulated in a therapeutic way, that patient isn’t just sitting on top of the horse. The therapist manipulates the movement to achieve specific outcomes and balance reactions for the patient’s body. The results of equine-assisted therapy are absolutely incredible, and many of the stories that have been told are nothing short of miraculous. I want to bring hippotherapy to the attention of as many people as I can so that the spreading knowledge of it would help many who are in need of its effective and life-changing results.The results of equine-assisted therapy are absolutely incredible, and many of the stories that have been told are nothing short of miraculous. I want to bring hippotherapy to the attention of as many people as I can so that the spreading knowledge of it would help many who are in need of its effective and life-changing results.The results of equine-assisted therapy are absolutely incredible, and many of the stories that have been told are nothing short of miraculous. I want to bring hippotherapy to the attention of as many people as I can so that the spreading knowledge of it would help many who are in need of its effective and life-changing results. Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I have not yet had many opportunities to make appearances with my title, but I have been a part of my community’s annual 7-Eleven slurpee celebration, and have been constantly on the lookout for other events in my community that I could be of some help to!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Some of my achievements have been recieving the Principal's Honor Role, Honor Role, Scripture Memory Award, French Scripture Memorization Award, and Able Scholar award in school on several occasions. I also graduated with the Humanities Award in 2014. I have also achieved the Dressage High Point Award, Dressage Training, First, and Second Level Championship, Dressage Second Level Freestyle Champion, and Captain de Kenyers Scholarship through my years of riding horses competitively. And, of course, my most recent accomplishments were winning my title of Miss Manitoba World 2019 and being a Miss World Canada 2019 Finalist.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
As I have not done many pageants in my life, I must admit that I am not as experienced as some in knowing how to effectively work the stage and win over the judges. However, I do know that a genuine smile, eye contact, and confidence can go a long way!
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I believe that my faith in God makes me stand out from all the other girls. My heart attitude is different when going in to a pageant than many of the other girls. Yes my goal is to do my very best in everything I do, but I also have a goal to honour God in everything I do during that week, the way I treat people, the way I act when people are and aren’t watching. I want to strive to live a life that is selfless and pleasing to God, and that lifestyle shouldn’t change, no matter if I’m entering into a pageant or not. Yes, we’re all beautiful on the outside, but I believe that it’s what’s inside that truly defines our beauty. That is what sets me apart.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
Since Manitoba is small in terms of pageants, we didn’t have a provincial pageant this year. Instead, titles were distributed via Skype interview. However, last year we held a provincial pageant (it was my first pageant) and I was offered a title! Not Miss Manitoba, a smaller title, but I was thrilled and honoured just the same! I remember my heart jumping as I heard my name and number called and had to pinch myself to step forward and receive the crown as I just couldn’t believe I had been chosen! I remember going to bed that night with sore cheeks from having the biggest smile plastered to my face. I unfortunately had to turn down the title due to a previous commitment to go on a missions trip up north and I would be unable to attend nationals (if you accept a title, you have to compete in the national competition).Since I wanted to try for the title of Miss Manitoba World again, I sent in my application and within a couple weeks was notified that I had won the privilege of being this year’s Miss Manitoba World! I was so excited and beyond humbled to have been chosen for such and honour and to carry this responsibility! Though my name wasn’t physically called out on stage in front of a crowd, I felt even more happy and proud than I did when I was offered a title the year before.I felt even more happy and proud than I did when I was offered a title the year before.I felt even more happy and proud than I did when I was offered a title the year before.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
To me, being a Beauty Queen is an opportunity to set an example and to showcase just how important your inner beauty is. Yes, our outer beauty may make us as women feel confident for a time, but outward beauty is temporary. It’s your personality, your attitude, your outlook, your faith, and your passions that make you truly beautiful. That is where your identity lies, and therefore, stays with you forever. It’s important for me to model that in hopes to lead other girls to that same mindset.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants helped me in life by opening up my ‘line of vision’ to be more community focused; focusing on others rather than on myself. It’s easy to get caught up in my own life and successes, but my title has reminded me that I have the power to make a difference in this world. Even when my year is up and my reign has ended, I still have the ability to change people’s lives; receiving a title just made me aware of it.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?
Pageants helped my self esteem and body image by creating an atmosphere where I could meet other incredible, like minded girls who were open about their strengths and weaknesses. Together we encouraged each other, built each other up with our words, and kindly offered tips for improvement to each other. I breezed through the week with confidence because we knew there was an army of girls that had my back, no matter the outcome of the scores.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Being an inspiration to other girls is both a huge honour and a weighted responsibility. Because I have a title, people will be watching me more closely, and that can add an element of stress. However, at the end of the day, I know all I can do is my very best to set an example as to how young women of today should be taking charge in their communities and to handle all situations with grace and confidence.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
My tips for learning a better pageant walk would be to just watch youtube videos of past pageants, watch how the winners walk, and practice mimicking that walk as best you can. It takes hours of diligent practice and dedication to perfect your walk and to feel comfortable in it, but once you do, you’ll find you are able to walk with grace and poise, even under the pressure of an audience. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
My tips for choosing the right pageant dress is looking for something that is going to make a statement; something you think will stand out from everybody else’s. You want to your dress to be set apart from the other gowns, just like you are unique from the other girls. Find something that has a colour that compliments your skin, eyes and hair well (as well as having a colour that you actually love). The dress should also reflect your personality in it’s style, whether it’s bold and striking, subtle, ‘princessy’, elegant, or flirty. Then, once you’ve found something that fits those categories, practice walking in it to make sure you would be comfortable modelling it on stage and are able to confidently display the features of the dress with ease.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
My tips for winning an interview would be to make sure you maintain eye contact with the judges as often as you can. They notice how you conduct yourself and even how you sit is very important. Sitting up straight, crossing your ankles, smiling, talking with your hands (although, not too much), and of course, answering their questions as efficiently as possible, all the while being relaxed, confident, and at ease under pressure. The judges are just looking for you to be yourself when answering their questions and not getting to uptight or tense; they want to get an insight as to the real you.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
Preparation for the competition consisted of finding sponsors to help me with the costs of pageant prep (whether it was financial support or offering free/discounted services for nails, hair, etc), raising money for the Children’s Wish Foundation (which is the charity Miss World Canada donates to), finding all the different types of outfits I would need throughout the week (both casual and dressy), finding the perfect gown, making appointments for hair, nails, tanning, body sugaring, and packing everything I could into one giant suitcase! In my spare time I would practice answering interview questions and practice my walk at my local performing arts studio.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
One mistake I made during my last competition that I wish I could redo and fix would’ve been my walk on stage during our preliminary night. My walk has always been my biggest challenge and I would love the chance to redo it and attempt it again with more grace, smoothness and poise.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Other mistakes girls can make during the contest are how they conduct themselves in their interviews: some will stumble over their words out of nerves, or say the same filler words too much such as ‘so’, ‘um’, ‘uh’, etc. Eye contact is also important and I feel many girls forget this. Another mistake is how they may walk the stage. Some rush through their walk, some walk too heavily, and some are not sure of their footing and end up tripping. It’s important that you have confidence and are comfortable in everything you do in the pageant, otherwise it can end up costing you.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have very minimal acting experience. I participated in a small school play in grade 12, and for two years, I was an entertainer for children’s parties and events where I showed up as a Disney princess or other character and I loved every minute of it. I hope to do more acting in the near future. As for modelling, I have always had a passion for it, but have never signed with an agency. I’ve been more of an independent, creative model, coming up with my own creative ideas for shoots and have a friend photograph it or collaborating with a professional photographer. I love being a part of the creative community in that way.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?
As a Queen in 2019, I plan to get more involved in my platform which is hippotherapy; to learn more about it, participate in sessions, and raise money for its cause. I also have a passion for other animals, especially ‘unique’ ones like reptiles and amphibians. Many people are scared and disgusted by them, and I want to break the prejudice that surrounds that part of the animal kingdom. I want to find a way to show people that all animals are unique, beautiful, intricate, and worth loving and respecting. If a pageant queen can snuggle up to a snake without fear, others can too!
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy I want to leave behind would be one of loving and caring for others. I want people to remember me as the one who touched people’s lives in real and tangible ways, and didn’t want the crown just for herself. I want to make the most of my year as a queen, and I want to do it by warming the hearts of people I come into contact with. I want to set an example to the girls that win this title after me, and to challenge them to go further and do more than I did.
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