Patricia Celan Mrs. Universe Canada 2022-2023
Updated: Sep 1
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Patricia Celan Mrs. Universe Canada 2022-2023
Full name: Patricia Celan
Title/Year: Mrs. Universe Canada 2022-2023, Mrs. Canada International 2020-2021, Mrs. International People's Choice 2021
Pageant System: Mrs. International, Mrs. Universe
Education Level: Bachelor of Arts focused in psychology, M.D., and current postgraduate training in psychiatry
Zodiac sign: Libra
Hobbies: Yoga, singing, dancing, running, travelling
Platform: My platform is empowering adults and children to educate themselves about abuse and to overcome abuse, by escaping abusive situations and becoming survivors rather than victims.
Years competed: I started competing in pageants in 2008, with a break from 2014-2020 to focus on my medical education.
Countries visited: 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia
Likes: Animals, music, beautiful scenery, good music, chocolate, and making friends
Dislikes: People who prey on the vulnerable
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I was born in Eastern Europe and moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was a toddler. I became a stereotypical Vancouverite, with a love for yoga, environmentalism, yoga, hiking the mountains, and enjoying the glamour of the city. My surroundings also shaped me into a progressive person who has always cared about making a difference and helping anyone who is suffering. Even outside of my job and outside of pageantry, compassion is important to me, so I try to embody kindness as much as possible. World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education.
I was lucky to be born with natural intelligence, while also being a hard worker. I loved psychology, so psychology courses were my preferences in high school and university. Because I was often top of my classes, I was accepted into UBC Medical School on my first application. I graduated with my MD in 2018 and am now in postgraduate training in psychiatry.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women empowerment means to you?
Empowering women means encouraging and enabling them to succeed in their goals, from career goals to family goals to any other dreams they may have.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I started pageantry as a teenager in my hometown of New Westminster, BC, Canada. I worked my way up through the years and was blessed with winning my first national title in late 2020 and then I won the Mrs. International People’s Choice Award in 2021.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
One of my closest friends was in a pageant in our hometown, and she told me about everything she was learning through the many workshops. I was intrigued, so I signed up as well. I’ve learned so much from pageants and I’m very grateful I got involved.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
After taking a 6-year break from pageants, I missed the sisterhood, the community involvement, and feeling a sense of purpose. I started competing in pageants again to regain what I was missing!
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The Mrs. International system is a platform-based, family-focused pageant that empowers women to make changes in their community. The Mrs. Universe system is focused on uniting women against violence in its many forms.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Interviews and on-stage speeches are a big part of the judging process. The other areas of competition are fitness and evening gown.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My experience was amazing, because the other women felt more like a family rather than competition. I am so inspired by all the good that these women are doing through their public service, and by their kind hearts toward each other.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is empowering adults and children to educate themselves about abuse and to overcome abuse, by escaping abusive situations and becoming survivors rather than victims. I made the website IsThatAbuse.com to help further my platform.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
So far I have made many online appearances, giving presentations about abuse and resources. I have also made appearances at public events when they were available amid pandemic restrictions.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
I have won several modest community service and talent awards over the years. My greatest achievement has been obtaining my MD in 2018!
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I always try to stay genuine and true to myself, and my unique qualities and values make me shine in my own way. Every beautiful woman stands out in her own way and I’m proud to stand by all those other ladies!
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
In that moment, I heard my name but I partially didn’t recognize it as my own. It took a second for it to sink in that it was me who had won, and I felt a mix of relief, gratitude, and joy.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
To many people, pageants are about modelling; to me, being a beauty queen means having inner beauty that shines through. The most beautiful queens are the ones who have hearts of gold when it comes to other people.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life?
I have learned a lot from pageants - from the workshops, community service, or social interactions and sisterhood involved in pageantry. I have become a wiser person, a more empathetic person, and a stronger person as a result of pageants.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants help your self-esteem and body image?
I had low self-esteem before pageants, but the endless support and love I experienced from pageants taught me how to love myself and carry myself with pride.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
I am honoured to inspire others. It is truly a privilege. I hope people who are inspired will have the motivation to make positive changes in their lives and achieve their goals.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on-stage strategy to win the judges over?
By genuinely enjoying myself and speaking my truth, the judges can see me for who I really am!
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
I prepared by running through practice pageant interview questions and practicing my walks and poses.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Practice, practice, practice! Work with a pageant coach, watch training videos, record yourself, and practice again.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Choose a colour that is flattering on you, find a dress style that accentuates your best features, and make sure you buy a dress that is originally your size or custom-made so that minimal alterations are needed.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
There is no shortcut to winning an interview: Practicing is key. You need to become comfortable answering questions both thoroughly and concisely, while maintaining a good attitude and being genuine.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I wish I had walked more slowly on stage; when I watch videos of myself, I can see that I was walking faster than needed and I could have relaxed in the spotlight more.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
The most common mistake is being too competitive. While I’m seeing less and less of it these days, I find that delegates who are too competitive don’t end up making friends from the pageant – and the judges can pick up on that side of their personality.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have done very sporadic, modest modeling here and there, not in any consistent fashion or with any goals of being a model. I have had some acting training and a few small on-stage and on-camera performances, but I wouldn’t call myself an actress.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2021 as a Queen?
I plan to continue expanding my platform, further developing IsThatAbuse.com. I also plan to continue getting involved in my community, as well as working on my personal growth as I prepare for my next pageant – Mrs. Universe 2022.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I want to be remembered as someone who cared about others to the point of self-sacrifice, who made a real difference in people’s lives, and who brought some progressive ideas in places that needed to see change.
Mrs. Universe Director: Megi Savova and Mr. Sava Tzekov
Mrs. International Director: Mary Richardson
National Pageant Website: MrsCanada.org
Photography by: Dean Loveseth
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine
Patricia Celan Mrs. Universe Canada 2022-2023, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photography by: Dean Loveseth
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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