World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Jonessa Ava Strawberry Miss Multicultural Beauty ICON 2023.
Full name: Jonessa Ava Strawberry
Title/Year: Miss Multicultural Beauty ICON 2023
Pageant System: Miss multicultural
Education Level: Grade 12
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Hobbies: building lego. Powwow group. Modelling. Spending time with family.
Platform: Anti-Bullying and Mental Health Awareness
Years competed: 2023
Countries visited: none
Likes: pushing myself to archive what I put my mind too.
Dislikes: poverty, racism, discrimination, stereotypes, the overwhelming drug abuse.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Jonessa Strawberry I’m 19 and proud cree and Saulteaux Indigenous women.
I enjoy modelling I got the opportunity to model at NYFW this year for 2 awesome designers. At my school I got voted on to be a Jr.Councillor with that I want to make the school a better place as I want to focus and bring many opportunities to the school and spread awareness on bullying and mental health. I recently joined a powwow club where we make regalia and learn to sew, bead and paint.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about your education. I’m currently enrolled into Ochiese First Nation school in Grade 12 too Graduate 2024. Upon graduation I would like to further my education and go to university to study being a psychologist.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Women Empowerment to me is strength and courage.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
Miss Multicultural Beauty Pageant is my first and I’m over the moon it’s my first. It was a good experience and an amazing start for my Pageant journey.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I was inspired to do this too showcase being indigenous for the Miss Multicultural Beauty Pageant and to bring myself a bigger platform for a I believe.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I was awarded with this title as I didn’t make the top 3.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
I think the pageant system gives women and men across the world a chance to be a bigger voice and to go further for what they believe in.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes your director different from others?
As this was my first pageant I’m unable to give a direct answer. In the near future If I come across this question again I will definitely have an answer as I will be competing in another pageant in February 2024.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
From what I got told is everything that we do. Too our walk and our attitude they wanted us girls to know that we are being watched on how we presented ourselves.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition. For my first Pageant I’m so proud of myself and glad I choose to do this pageant because the team and organizers were so welcoming and supportive as it being my first pageant. Also I was able to learn about the many different cultures in Canada. I was also proud and happy to show my culture to everyone and my pageant sisters.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Who would you recommend your system to?
Any women wanting to show their platform and looking for new friends and fantastic memories.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
As I’m a Jr. Councillor for my School I find many ways to make the school fun and a comfortable safe space. I’m hoping with the platform I have there to be an inspiration to the youth and show them to follow their dreams and encourage them they can do anything they put their minds too.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
First my Community school and I recently was invited to the 4Winds indigenous showcase as a model and got invited to a few shows in December. When the show was done I showcased my crown and sash to advertise the Multicultural Beauty Pageant.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
I like to talk about being a Jr. Councillor because that is a big role in my life. As I started modelling last year I got into NYFW and I have a few shows in November and December.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? As an Indigenous woman I believe in myself too be unique combination of confidence, intelligence, and genuine passion to what I believe in. Also using my voice to spread awareness about my Indigenous culture. I believe It's not just about outer beauty, but also about inner resilience and to be able to inspire others.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. Shock and excitement all in one wondering if I heard my name correctly haha I wasn’t sure if I should walk up if I didn’t hear correctly.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being Miss Multicultural Beauty ICON 2023 boost my confidence to another level. Also gives me a wider platform to make a positive change. While also representing beauty and intelligence.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
As this being my first pageant and winning the title I hold brought my confidence to a new level of I can’t do anything I put my mind too because my mother and father always told me to “reach for the stars”.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? I’ve always loved myself. My mother and father are both beautiful people inside and out so I’m also beauty. I truly believe beauty is what’s on the inside and what the mindset is and how u treat others.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Being indigenous it feels powerful and exciting to have many people recognize me and congratulate me and talk to me on how to get into what I do.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? Confidence is my number one key and a bright welcoming smile. I want judges and everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable around me.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
I watched pageant videos and I also talked to a few indigenous title holders. I worked on my skincare routine and also how to be more consistent with the practices.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? I think I need to have a more graceful walk and I also believe that confidence plays a big role into having a unique walk also and it makes the delegates stand out more.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Colours that go with skin tone and how the person feels into the dress. “Look good feel good” if you feel good about what your dress is you will also have the confidence to strut your stuff haha.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview?
For winning an interview I recommend you practice and know what you wanna say and how you wanna say it.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? My interview. As being my first pageant I was nervous. I wish I took more time with my answer and thought more on it. I truly believe in what I said but I could have worded it more differently.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? This being my first contest I didn’t see any mistakes. They all did an amazing job and they all deserve there titles. I don’t believe in mistakes I believe in lessened learned.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Any modeling or acting experience?
Yes I have done modelling a handful of times I gotten amazing opportunities for cat walks, photo shoots, and I also got to be an extra for Wind River chapter 2.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans for 2023 as a Queen? To showcase my title as much as I can.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
To let all youth know they can do anything they set their mind too. Reach for the stars is what I always say.
International Director: None
National Director: Multicultural Productions
Your Local Director: Multicultural Productions: Malou Esparagoza, Florence Haro, Lana Villanueva, Abegail Bermillo, May Derama
Pageant website: multiculturalproductions.ca
Name of the Photographer and other credits
Angela of Wild Child Photography for the magazine photoshoot, Evangeline Pastor of House of Fiori for the location shoot, Gil Froilan for the pageant photos, Jerwin Suratos for the media exposure, Florence Haro for the inspiration and opportunity to be featured in a prestigious World Class Beauty Queens Magazine and most of all my family and friends who supported me.
Thank your sponsors
Big Thank you to House of Fiori, Miss Kitty Cat Geri Spa, Levigate Group, Ameerah Courier for the choice awards and everyone who helped me win the Multimedia Star award with their votes.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.
Jonessa Ava Strawberry Miss Multicultural Beauty ICON 2023, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Angela of Wild Child Photography
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski
Owner/Editor in Chief
Mr WorldClass 2023
Mr United Nations 2018
Platform: Women Empowerment