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Loveleen Kaur Sidhu Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019


Loveleen Kaur Sidhu Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photography: @foto_karma Make-up: @blacklabelartistry Stylist: @mileydicristancho @mileydicristancho0 Co-ordinator: @m.s.d.designs

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Loveleen Kaur Sidhu Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019.


Full name: Loveleen Kaur Sidhu

Title/Year: Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019, Miss. Alberta 1st Runner-up 2018

Pageant System: Miss. World Canada

Age: 20

Zodiac sign: Aries

Hobbies: Volunteering, reading feminist works, writing poetry

Platform: Women Empowerment

Years competed: 2 Years

Countries visited: India and U.S.A.

Likes: Volunteering, Writing poetry, Reading, Spending quality time with my family

Dislikes: Math

Status: Unmarried


World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I am majoring in Women’s and Gender studies and minoring in Political Science at the University of Alberta with the future goal of studying feminist legal studies and becoming a lawyer.

I am most excited about the law workshop that I have created and will be hosting at the Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum in Calgary in March 2020. My workshop addresses the mistreatment of Indigenous women in the Canadian legal system. There is a need to narrow the justice gap by understanding that legal cases are susceptible to judicial bias. I am honoured to present my findings at a national level to inform and educate law students, lawyers, and other legal professionals.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?

Women empowerment means giving women the agency to live freely. It means recognizing that every woman has a different meaning of success. One might find happiness in pursuing a teaching career, another might find joy in becoming a lawyer, while some women are content with being mothers. However, it is integral to recognize that not all women have the ability to choose their path in life. These are the women we must care for— women who are marginalized. Women of colour, Indigenous women, incarcerated women. They are the ones who need the resources to rise out of their oppression. As empowered women, we have the capacity to help other women. A Queen helps others fix their crown.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.

Initially, I competed at the Heart of Our Heritage’s Miss. Alberta pageant, a provincial level pageant. I placed 1st runner up at the pageant and I was very happy with this placement as it was my first time competing. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to present a spoken-word poem to the audience. It was my first time presenting my poetry to an audience and to this day I remember the audience’s applause when I was finished. My favourite part was the question and answer portion because I was able to eloquently express my knowledge of the essence of womanhood. This opportunity encouraged me to apply for Miss. World Canada, the official preliminary to Miss. World.

I competed at the provincial level at the Miss. Alberta World pageant in February 2019. I was pleased to be selected to represent Alberta at the Miss. World Canada pageant and I was awarded the title of Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?

I am a very big advocate of women empowerment and I saw pageants as an excellent platform to further my advocacy. I wanted a platform to express my creativity such as presenting my spoken word poetry and I also wanted to encourage women to pursue their ambitions and live a life of fulfillment.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?

It was an opportunity for me to become a more confident and eloquent woman.

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?

Miss. World Canada selects delegates from across Canada through a provincial competition. The judges of the provincial competition select national finalists that represent their province at the national level. The winner of Miss. World Canada represents Canada at Miss. World, the first runner-up represents Canada at Miss. Supranational and the second runner-up represents Canada at Miss. Intercontinental.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?

In Miss World Canada, delegates are judged on interview, their charity project, the director’s score, fitness, swimwear, top fashion model, and evening gown. During the competition, we are judged on posture, poise, grace, elegance, and confidence.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.

The best part was meeting my inspirations Diana Alli D’Souza and Andrew Lopez, who are both active members in the Toronto community. I was inspired by Diana and Andrew’s dedication to the community and their beautiful, kind souls. I was also grateful to make life-long friendships with the empowered women I met at Miss. World Canada 2019.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.

Community service is an integral part of my life as it allows me to positively change my life and the lives of those around me. Currently, I serve as Co-President of the Student Volunteer Campus Community (SVCC) at the University of Alberta. SVCC is a language facilitation club that allows all members of the community to learn languages free of charge. Previously, I served as Vice President of French and encouraged members of the community to learn French and also to apply to facilitate French sessions. I encouraged women to learn French, one of the official languages of Canada so they are able to acquire higher-level positions in politics, business, and medicine or any field of their choosing. I have also facilitated French sessions where I focused on students mastering the basics of written and spoken French.

I am Co-Chair of the New Democratic Youth of Alberta (NDYA), which represents the youth voice in regards to political issues such as environmental issues, educational issues, and issues impacting marginalized individuals. I also serve as mentor and advisory on the Stollery Youth Advisory Council which seeks to improve the lives of children at the Stollery Hospital. As an advisor, I founded the self-care kits initiative which seeks to provide patients with items such as weighted blankets, face masks, fidget spinners, journals and kind notes.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?

I have been appointed a judge for the Miss. All Canadian pageant three times. As a pageant judge, I appreciated the hard work pageant girls put into their routines, speeches, hair, and makeup. I also gained knowledge of the criteria that judges use to rank the girls, which helped me improve my own performance before competing. I also modeled clothing for Shabad Attire at a fashion show in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?

I received the ManCap Foundation Award is a $4000 prize which is awarded to 6 students from Alberta who demonstrate exceptional talent in the realms of entrepreneurship and leadership. I was awarded the Kinsmen Youth Award, a $1000 scholarship and plaque. This student demonstrates an exceptional commitment to community service and leadership. I was awarded a pin of recognition from the Stollery in recognition of my volunteer work and I was awarded a pin of recognition for the city of Toronto for helping fundraise money for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

I planned and hosted a district-wide mental health conference. I wrote a blog about volunteerism which was published by my University’s blog, YouAlberta. Here is the link to my article: https://medium.com/youalberta/paving-the-way-for-selfless-service-2ec3fbc811f. In Summer 2020, I will be working at the University of Alberta in the Department of Writing Studies as a Bridging Program tutor helping students write with clarity and concision.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?

My ability to be grateful for the precious time I have on the stage. This helps me put on a strong performance and it instills a positive mindset because I know I am a winner no matter the outcome.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.

I imagined my 5-year-old self with her plastic crown on her head smiling. When I was younger, I always dreamt of being a princess and that night, my dream came true. I was immensely proud of myself for winning my title and securing the chance to represent my province at the national level. It was very satisfying to achieve a goal that I had set for myself months prior.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?

Outer beauty is temporary, but inner beauty lasts forever. A Beauty Queen dedicates their life to self-improvement and inspiring others to do the same. A Beauty Queen understands that money cannot buy character. Good character is obtained only through practice. In a world of glitz and glamour, it is important to not get carried away and forget the reason why one was crowned a Queen. A Queen wears her crown with pride, knowing that she obtained her victory through hard work, dedication, perseverance, and without sacrificing her moral values.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?

It helped me become a more assertive and confident person.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?

Pageants encouraged me to speak with grace, poise, and confidence. As women, we are often told that our voices are not enough. We are often told to occupy less space, to conform to ideals and standards set by others. However, I was inspired to present my body with confidence on stage, setting an example of self-love for young women and girls.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?

I feel proud because of the immense time and effort I dedicated to getting to this point. I am also humbled because I would not be here without my loving family, friends, and supporters. I also feel that being a titleholder is a great responsibility because one has to serve as a role model to girls locally, nationally, and with the addition of social media, internationally.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?

I perfect my onstage routine and I carry myself with confidence. I tell myself that I am a winner for making it this far. I remain proud of the person that I am and I repeat positive affirmations.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?

I prepared for my competition by perfecting my walk, working out, doing photoshoots to build my modeling portfolio, taking care of my skin and hair, and preparing for the interview portion by doing mock interviews.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?

I would suggest watching pageants and paying close attention to the winner’s walk as well as the walks of the top 5. Lu Sierra’s videos on Youtube are excellent for perfecting one’s walk while paying attention to subtle, yet important details, such as hand and finger placement. Watching pageants is helpful because one can customize their walk to complement their body. Furthermore, watching videos and developing a walk prevents one from having a cookie-cutter walk, allowing one to express their unique style and personality.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?

I recommend wearing something that you feel most confident in to make your personality shine during the competition. Confidence is the most important part of the pageant because once you believe in yourself, others will follow. Choosing a flattering dress and colour does wonders for your confidence!

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?

Being genuine and knowledgeable about your platform is very important. If you choose a platform that you are not passionate about, your lack of knowledge will show and it will leave a poor impression on the judges. Alongside your platform, you should be knowledgeable about your passion. Thinking of the interview as a conversation about your life goals and ambitions can help take off the pressure, resulting in a more genuine and confident delivery.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?

One mistake that I made was carefully surveilling my actions throughout the pageant. For example, I would repeat conversations in my head to make sure I had been polite. If I could fix it I would engage in self-surveillance less and be more mindful of my headspace.

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?

Some of the girls felt disappointed that they did not win which can be a natural response after dedicating an extensive amount of time preparing for one of the most important nights of their lives. However, I believe that it is integral to appreciate the journey more than the end result. Very few can make it this far, so it is important to be grateful and proud of your accomplishments!

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

Yes, I have modeled for Shabad attire, an Indian apparel brand, and Be Traditional, an Indian jewelry brand. I also showed off my runway skills at the exclusive Spoke Club in Toronto. In addition, I have modeled for @blacklabelartistry’s gorgeous lash collection.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?

I am excited to crown my successor at Miss. Alberta World 2020 in Calgary. I  recently donated to a local project that supports women who are victims of domestic violence. I plan on expanding this project in the summertime.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

I want women to know that they have the power to change the world by being confident in their identity. I want to inspire women to wake up every day and know that their existence is enough to plant a seed of change in this world; they do not need to look at the hands of another man. Women are self-sufficient and powerhouses of change. I truly believe that an empowered woman is an unstoppable woman.

International Director: Julia Morley (Chair of Miss. World)

National Director: Michelle Weswaldi

Your Local Director: Michelle Weswaldi

Pageant website: http://missalbertaworld.com/2019/hello-from-loveleen/

I wanted to give a special shout-out to the following individuals for their professional work, time, and dedication. Here are the Instagram handles:

Photography: @foto_karma

Make-up: @blacklabelartistry

Stylist: @mileydicristancho @mileydicristancho0

Co-ordinator: @m.s.d.designs World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Loveleen Kaur Sidhu Miss. SouthWest Edmonton World 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,

Photography: @foto_karma

Make-up: @blacklabelartistry

Stylist: @mileydicristancho @mileydicristancho0

Co-ordinator: @m.s.d.designs 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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