World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Angela Manalang Ansay Little Miss Edmonton Filipinas 2023.
Full name: Angela Manalang Ansay
Title: Little Miss Edmonton Filipinas 2023
Pageant System: Little Mister and Miss Edmonton Filipinas
Age: 8 years old
Education Level: 3rd Grade
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Hobbies: playing online games, making artworks and playing sports
Years Competed: 2023
Likes: Flowers, Pizza, Boba Milk Tea and Takis!
Status: Happy and excited
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Angela Ansay. I was born on December 26, 2015 in Red Deer, Alberta. I am the youngest in her family with three older siblings. I can describe myself as creative, curious, determined, gifted and lovely. I love to create art, taking the time out of my day to design piles of wonderful artwork with the best of my efforts. I also enjoy putting on makeup and styling my hair, as well as singing all of my favourite songs.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about your education.
I am now in 3rd grade and currently going to in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I love going to school to learn, see my friends and play in the gym. My favorite subjects are Arts, Physical Education, Mathematics and Social Studies.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does Women’s Empowerment mean to you?
For me, Women’s Empowerment means to celebrate and acknowledge women of their own abilities, rights and to make their own choices and decisions freely. It gives the women a chance to become stronger and more confident in their own way.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
I started joining pageants when I was 7 years old and got interested because I wanted to show my talents to everyone and make more friends at the same time. I joined my first pageant competition Little Miss UFEA Red Deer 2023 and won the title of first runner-up. In the same year, I decided to join the Little Miss and Mister Edmonton Filipinas Pageant hosted by Harlijk Productions, where I won the grand title of Little Miss Edmonton Filipinas 2023.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I got inspired to join my first pageant because it is one of my dreams to join one. I dream of being a beauty queen or a fashion model someday. I know that I have the confidence and pride to present myself to the crowd.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
After my first pageant, I decided to join my next pageant because I had a good experience doing the first one. I know that I will be meeting new people and kids who will eventually be my friends. I did not really think of winning the title when I joined as I just like to have fun and enjoy the experience that I will have in the competition.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Pageant competition requires a lot of learning and preparation. Before the actual day of the pageant, the candidates undergo trainings and practices on how to walk properly on stage, prepare for the talent portion and learn how to present ourselves in front of the crowd.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes your director different from others?
I have met a lot of people who gave their time and effort to help her in her journey. I am very grateful because I learned a lot from all the guidance that was given to me by my directors and mentors. Special thanks to Mr. Maharlika Mirasol of Harlijk Productions and Ms. Malou Esparagoza of Multicutural Productions.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
During the competition, judges will follow a criteria for judging. They will based on our confidence, stage presence, posture and personalities. We are also judged on how we showcase our talents and ability to answer the questions being asked to us.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
Overall, it was great! I love how I was able to wear make-up and fancy clothes for the show. I also had fun doing some guesting at different events, meeting people and making new friends. Most importantly, I have learned a lot from this experience that I can surely use in the future when I join more pageants and competitions.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Who would you recommend your system to?
I will recommend it to anyone who is interested in joining beauty pageants, enjoys making new friends, and has the confidence and courage to present themselves in the crowd.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
I do not have any platform or any volunteering done yet however, I really want to contribute to activities that involve nature and help our planet to be a better place.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
I had the opportunity to meet the Philippine Ambassador and Mayor of Edmonton. I got the chance to perform at the Miss and Miss Teen Multicultural Beauty 2023. I was also invited to the following events; Inauguration of the Mabuhay Park which the first Filipino Park in Edmonton, Westerner Days Parade 2023 in Red Deer to represent the Filipino Community, “Aliwan sa Riverhawks” with Edmonton Riverhawks Baseball Team and Fiesta Filipino Edmonton 2023. I, together with my co-candidates, was also featured in Omni News and Global News Edmonton.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
Aside from all the pageant wins, I was recently given an award of a Certificate of Recognition by the Bahay Kubo Awards in Red Deer that was held on December 2023.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I believe that every girl is amazing and beautiful in their own way but what makes me unique from others is I have a positive attitude towards everything that I do. I always make sure to be kind to others and grateful for all the good things in my life. With God’s guidance, I know that I can do anything!
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
To be honest, I did not really think of winning the title but when they called my name as a winner, I was shocked and did not believe it at first. My whole family was cheering and I was so thankful for all the support that they gave me throughout this journey. I just thought to myself “I did it!” and all my hard work paid off. The moment was so amazing!
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a beauty queen is not all about the looks or the crown or sashes. It is about being confident, kind, and humble at the same time. A beauty queen should always be ready to face any challenges in life with grace and joy.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants opened a lot of opportunities for me. It gave me a chance to meet a lot of people, make new friends and go to different places or events. It taught me that is not about winning or losing, it is about how you will enjoy every step of the way and to never stop dreaming to reach all your goals in life.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?
Joining pageants helped boost my confidence and self-esteem. I am not afraid to stand in front of a large crowd and present myself. Even without the glamorous make-up and fancy dresses, I know that I am beautiful and unique in my own way. Because of that, I know I am capable of achieving amazing things over and over again.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
I feel so honored that I get to inspire people even at my young age. I know that I still have a lot to learn as I grow older, but I feel so blessed because there are a lot people who believe in me, especially my family, and I promise that I will always do my best in everything that I will do.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
To be honest, I don’t really have any strategies to win the judges over. I just make sure that I am being myself at all times, and show my pretty smile to everyone.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
Aside from all the trainings that was provided to us, I made sure to practice my walk and posture daily before the day of the pageant. I also practiced singing the song I picked for the Talent Portion and tried all the clothes and dresses that I will wear as well as answering simple questions for the Q&A portion.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Your walk is one of the most important components that will help you win in a pageant. Make sure to have a good posture, make eye contact, be confident and SMILE! Watch some videos about pageant walks to get some tips and tricks and practice daily with your heels on until you get used to your walking routine. Practice makes perfect!
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
I can say that choosing the right pageant dress will help on how you present yourself in front of the crowd. It does not really matter if you wear a simple or an extravagant dress. It should always give you comfort, confidence and most importantly, you should feel beautiful when wearing it. That’s what matters most.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview?
For me, my biggest tips for winning an interview are being honest and always stay true to yourself. Always remember to have fun and don’t be scared to talk!
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it
I consider myself a beginner in the pageant industry and I know that I have made a lot of mistakes during the competition. I believe that I will learn from these mistakes and will eventually help me to grow to be a better person.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
All the girls I was competing with were all very beautiful and amazing. They all did their best and we were all there to have fun.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Any modeling or acting experience?
Being a model is also one of my dreams aside from being a beauty queen. I recently auditioned and earned a place of becoming an official model in the Calgary Kids and Teens Fashion Week 2024. I am very excited about it because I get to be in a fashion show and wear different and interesting clothes. It is a dream come true!
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans for 2024 as a Queen?
I am very interested in joining more beauty pageants for this year. I would also like to learn more about how to improve my skills as a beauty queen. I am hoping that someday I get to represent the country in an international competition.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
Being a beauty queen really taught me a lot. I want to show everyone that even at my young age, I am capable of achieving my goals and will continue to work hard to make all my dreams come true. I know that I still have a lot to learn as I get older, and I am very excited to share that knowledge and to inspire children, like me, to be better people in the future.
Mr. Maharlika Mirasol of Harlijk Productions and Ms. Malou Esparagoza of Multicultural Productions
Little Mister and Miss Edmonton Filipinas 2023 and Little Miss UFEA Red Deer 2023
Name of the Photographer and other credits
Wild Child Photography
House of Fiori
Thank your sponsors:
Ms. Florence Haro
Mr. John Repole of John Repole Salon
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.
Angela Manalang Ansay Little Miss Edmonton Filipinas 2023, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Wild Child Photography
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski
Owner/Editor in Chief
Mr WorldClass 2023
Mr United Nations 2018
Platform: Women Empowerment