Charlene Jones Mrs. Canada Continents 2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Charlene Jones Mrs. Canada Continents 2020.
Full name: Charlene Jones
Title/Year: Mrs. Canada Continents 2020
Pageant System: Mrs. Continents
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: I love collecting Barbies, traveling, and playing ice hockey.
Platform: Supporting our Canadian Armed Forces Veterans through raising money for True Patriot Love. True Patriot Love raises money and awareness to help our Canadian military Veterans who are suffering from various challenges the face upon returning from war.
Years competed: I have competed in pageantry for 5 fun years! In those 5 years, I have made some pretty amazing friendships and was able to raise money for my preferred charities. I have learned a great deal about myself. Pageantry has contributed to my interview skills, speaking skills and given me a new fun fashion sense that I absolutely love!
Countries visited: I have been to the US, Mexico and traveled throughout my home country of Canada. Someday, I would like to go to Armenia (home of my ancestry), Ireland and Scotland.
Likes: I love shoes! I have 117 pairs of high heel shoes, 24 pairs of boots, 19 pairs of running shoes.
Dislikes: I am not a fan of fast food. Also, garden gnomes and the Elf on the Shelf are kind of creepy.
Status: Married to one of the most amazing and supportive men ever!
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I am currently working on the research for my dissertation for my Doctoral Degree in Criminal Psychology. I am a wife, a proud mom, and a business owner with my husband. I work as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Supervisor in a Young offender facility. I was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. I come from a long line of strong and independent women. We are all cancer survivors. I love ice hockey. I have been a Toronto Maple Leafs fan for as long as I can remember.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? I believe that women are not limited to our traditional roles as wives, mothers, and community leaders. Women are more than the sum of historical roles. They can define who they are and the place that they belong in a world filled with technology, business savvy and political polarity. Empowerment for women means that we are a people that support, encourage and educate women to be equal partners.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. When I initially began my pageant journey, I started with a mother/daughter pageant with my daughter, Kimberlie. I was pleasantly surprised when I won Supreme Queen. I continued to compete for the next several years and learned a lot about myself throughout that time. This year I decided that I wanted to talk with Gaspar Cruz and learned that he is a very talented, honest and caring person. He is encouraging, enchanting and charismatic. I was convinced that this was the pageant I wanted to be in.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? My inspiration was my daughter, Kimberlie and conquering diabetes. When Kimberlie was just twelve years old, she struggled with self-confidence. She has a natural beauty but like so many other young girls, she felt like she didn’t measure up to what she saw on television as the “beautiful girl.” This broke my heart. I decided to put her in a natural pageant. I signed Kimberlie up for the pageant and showed her the pageant website. She became so excited. Then she asked if they had my age group, would you go into the pageant with her. Little did I know that they did have my age I was a little shocked but knew I was going to have to keep my word. I thought to myself, what better way to accomplish my health goals and support my daughter than to enter a pageant!
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I chose my current pageant system because I was looking for a pageant that was different. My dear friend, Lisa, told me about the pageant that she was competing in and said that she felt like I would really enjoy it.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? The Mrs. Continents Pageant is about a legacy of strong, confident and successful women. Gaspar Cruz and his team of amazing staff make every effort to provide each woman with an unforgettable experience. Women gain personal growth, lasting friendships and scholarships.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? Gaspar’s pageant has the interview, swimsuit and evening gown that are judged.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. My experience with Mrs. Continents has been awesome. I have made a multitude of friends, grow exponentially and am honored to be the voice for my charities. The next part of my journey is the journey to the Mrs. Continents 2020 title, and I know that it will be amazing.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. My platform is PTSD. PTSD affects our service members and their families. It is my objective to raise awareness for how PTSD affects the family unit as a whole and my hope is that by raising awareness, lives will be saved, and families will find healing.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? I had the opportunity to attend the Miss & Mr. Africa–Washington Pageant, and, while I am still early in my reign, I plan to go to the BC Lions games, represent the pageant at NHL ice hockey games, attend Remembrance Day events, and speaking engagements. I plan to travel throughout our Great White North, visiting and raising awareness for PTSD in our service members.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? My finest achievement is my marriage to my husband and the motherhood to my children. However, I am also in process of completing my Doctoral Degree in Criminal Psychology. Becoming Mrs. Canada Continents 2020 was the icing on my cake of achievements.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I believe that I stand out from all the other beautiful women because I am an energetic, confident and empowered woman who believes in the power of encouragement, understanding and equality.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. When Gaspar crowned me as his Mrs. Canada Continents 2020, I was incredibly excited. I felt like I could be a voice for my platform on an international level. Upon receiving my crown and sash, I was left with overwhelming joy. After realizing the responsibility that Gaspar was endowed upon me, I felt confident and passionate about my future with his organization.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? Being a beauty queen means that I have an amazing opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless and being the example of empowerment, compassion and encouragement.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Pageantry helped me learn about my strengths and limitations. I learned that I could be empowered and compassionate. I learned that I could benefit others through my charitable work and through my mentorship to others.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image? I learned that my health was attainable, and that diabetes didn’t have to take over my life. I learned that I can be happy with who I am and what I look like because beauty is seen in so many ways and can’t be contained in just one idealized body type or image.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? Wow! I want to be a positive role model who exemplifies a journey of strength, compassion and civic duty. I want to exemplify what a married mother of 3 can be in the educational realm and in working world. I want every girl to know that she can be her own kind of beautiful and that we are all a work in progress, always moving forward beyond the obstacles in front of us.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? My strategy is to let the judges know who I am and that through my grace, intelligence and beauty, I can be the best decision they ever made for Gaspar’s pageant.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? Pageant preparation starts with a lot of self-care. Having a strong mind, body and spirit are integral parts of self-care. I eat healthy, exercise regularly, continually educate myself on the world we live in and find the beauty in all of it. I connect with other strong women and I mentor other women who need a hand up.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? That is a great question! The one piece of advice that I can give to other women is this: wear shoes that are pretty and comfortable. Judges are looking for confidence and if you are struggling in your shoes, you are not going to look confident!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? Choose your evening gown by understanding what body shape you have and what colors compliment your skin tone. You can be any size and shape and if you have the right dress for your shape and the right color, you will feel beautiful. How you feel resonates to the judges when you walk out onto that stage in a dress you already feel beautiful in.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? My tips for interviewing are relax, be you and be confident in who you are. Confidence speaks volumes.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? My one mistake that sticks in my mind is when I competed in a pageant and only took one evening gown. For whatever reason, I had lost about one size during the week of competition and I had altered my dress a few months prior to pageant in hopes of being ready ahead of time. I had no backup gown in case of a situation like this. Since then, I take a backup to the backup for interview outfit, gown, swimsuit and shoes.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? I think that one other mistake that women in general make is they don’t recognize the camaraderie among their fellow pageant sisters. Empowering someone else can be a boost to ones own self and congregating for the purpose of encouragement and empowerment is so powerful.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? As a young woman, I participated in modeling here and there.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen? Well as 2019 comes to a close and 2020 approaches, I plan to seek out opportunities to represent the Mrs. Canada Continents pageant through speaking engagements, appearances and generating awareness for my platform, and the pageant the through networking and social media.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? The legacy I want to leave is to facilitate the knowledge of women across my homeland, across the border and around the world that they are enough. They are more than enough.
Director: Gaspar Cruz
Pageant website: https://www.misscontinents.com/ World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Charlene Jones Mrs. Canada Continents 2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Scratch Photography
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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