Christine Jamieson Miss Canada 2019
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Christine Jamieson Miss Canada 2019.
Full name: Christine Jamieson
Title/Year: Miss Canada 2019
Pageant System: Miss Canada ™
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Hobbies: Volunteering, Yoga, Running, Spending Time With Animals
Platform: Epilepsy and Mental Health Advocacy, Female Empowerment
Years competed: 1
Countries visited: Canada, United States, Indonesia
Likes: Animals, Spending Time Outdoors, Tacos, White Wine, Helping Others
Status: In Committed Relationship
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I am a 27 year old Entrepreneur. I run a marketing company with a focus on helping to brand female led businesses and non-profits. In 2011, I found a non-profit organization that’s helped to create hundreds of programs for young adult mental health. I work with various organizations such as the BC Epilepsy Society to promote Epilepsy advocacy, funding, and education across Canada.
I am a multi-degree graduate with an associates degree in Creative Writing from Capilano University and a Double Bachelors Degree in Communications & English from Simon Fraser University. I was President of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority at SFU.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Women Empowerment means ‘Females supporting Females’; Encouraging, enlightening, empowering other woman globally. Inspiring women to use their ideas to change the world and helping them turn these ideas into reality.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I competed in my first pageant in 2011, the Miss British Columbia (Provincial title) Pageant. The Miss BC pageant offers a weekend full of workshops. While I didn’t walk away with the title in 2011, I walked away with skills that set me up for success in my life.
I returned to the Miss BC Pageant in 2018 with the purpose of experiencing the workshops again and gaining new skills- I never even thought I could win! I walked away with the Miss British Columbia title. From this provincial title I had the chance to compete for the National Miss Canada title- which I won in March 2019.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I joined my first pageant to gain confidence within myself. When I was 16 I started suffering with a rare form of Epilepsy. Because of this I developed severe anxiety. Joining my first pageant allowed me to tackle this fear head on.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
The Miss Canada Pageant is so much more than a Beauty Pageant. Not only is it the official National Title of Canada, but it is judged based on Personality and Poise. I feel honored to represent such a prestigious title that not only honours the history of pageantry but is a true representation of the modern-day woman.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The Miss Canada event has been around since 1946, and Miss Teen Canada since 1969. This title is the official national trademark. Miss Canada and Miss Teen Canada is a pageant that promotes authenticity, respect, confidence, and congeniality. What’s unique about our system is that our contestants build strong diverse friendships during the week. The activities allows them to show their genuine personalities.
Miss Canada and Miss Teen Canada is first and foremost a personality and attitude contest. During their year of reign, the winners will become ambassadors to causes that defines them. Becoming Miss Canada or Miss Teen Canada is being the official representative face of your country.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Miss Canada is a Personality based competition. 50% of the score is based on your attitude, participation, team-spirit and kindness during the pageant week. 15% is based on a public vote done prior to the finale. Finally, 35% of your score is determined by your public presentation, evening gown walk, charisma, and stage presence judged during the final gala.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My experience during the competition was a positive and unforgettable one. The Miss Canada Pageant is a week long competition. During the first few days we toured the city of Montreal and bonded with the other girls. The day before the finale we had our interview and the Gala was held Saturday night. When my name was called I was shocked!
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
I run a non-profit organization that’s helped to create hundreds of programs for young adult mental health across the globe. I work with various organizations such as the BC Epilepsy Society to promote Epilepsy advocacy, funding, and education across Canada. My goal is to one day help to find a cure for Epilepsy.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I’ve had the opportunity to travel across Canada and do hundreds of appearances. From meeting with political figures to parades, each appearance is a unique chance to learn more about our country and share my story. My favourite appearances are when I have the chance to speak about my Epilepsy and Mental Health journey.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
I’ve had a lot of big accomplishments over the past few year. To name a few: I launched my Marketing Company two years ago and have grown it to a global empire. This past year I was nominated for Ambassador of the Year with the International Bureau for Epilepsy. I was listed as one of Rogers Communications ‘young woman to watch’.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Be confident and authentic to yourself and let your beauty shine. When you smile from within instead of just on the outside it really comes across.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I believe that every girl is beautiful in her own way. I believe the thing that sets me apart is that I am just a small town girl looking to make the world a better place.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
It was an unforgettable moment! I was shocked and surprised. They had a top 6 then called out a 2ndand 1strunner up. With four of us still standing there I truly thought one of the other girls had won. I almost fell over when they called my name!
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
I am proud to be a beauty pageant queen. Not only to have the opportunity to make a positive difference for Epilepsy Education and Research, but also to have the opportunity to inspire others to make the world a better place.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life?
After winning Miss Canada I was able to quit my full time job and just run my own business. I also have been able to follow my dreams of modelling and acting.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image?
When I was younger I suffered with disordered eating and body image issues. Once I started competing in pageants I started to learn to love myself and my body. It’s also given me motivation to be healthier and more physically fit!
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Unreal! I love being able to inspire people to follow their dreams and go after their goals. I also want to make sure that the girls I inspire know that I am not perfect (and no one is)! The people we look up to are human too!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Video tape yourself. Watch and correct the mistakes you see. Never start your walk until you roll your shoulders back and straighten your posture- that is the key to starting off on the right foot!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Choose a dress you feel comfortable in and that you can imagine winning in! Knowing your colouring is also important. As someone with fair skin and red hair, I know colours such as pastels and yellows would wash me out on stage. I opt for bright colours like jewel tone blues, greens, and purples.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Know yourself inside and out- if you are confident in yourself and your beliefs then an interview is a breeze. Practice answering questions to yourself in the mirror however, be careful not to over practice or you’ll come across as fake and rehearsed.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
Preparing for a pageant is a long process. However, there are several major things to make sure you do prior to going. 1) Have your outfits set out and ready this includes jewelry and shoes. 2) Increase your exercise and eat healthy. This isn’t only so you look your best- but the endorphins you receive from exercise will help your confidence. Eating healthy will keep you skin clear. 3) Practice self-affirmations. Boost your confidence so you go in feeling your best.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
Honestly? Nothing. I was authentic to myself and presented my best self.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Trying to be what you think the judges want instead of who you are.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
Yes, I’ve been given the opportunity to model in campaigns and photoshoots for many different companies.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?
Keep making the world a better place!
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I want to encourage others to work to make the world better. With small actions we can change the injustices in the world.
National Director: Dominique Daoust
Pageant website: www.misscanada.org World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Christine Jamieson Miss Canada 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine
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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