Hi, my name is Alyssa and I am the current Miss Teen Southern Alberta 2019. I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity. I have already met so many fantastic people and I’m looking forward to meeting many more.
Participating in this pageant means so much to me because it allows me to showcase my new found confidence. Growing up I struggled to read and was diagnosed with Attention Deficit and a learning disability. By Grade 4, I was just learning to read and was way behind my classmates and friends. This struggle went on for years as I persisted to get my reading level up to my current grade. My self esteem was low and I always felt like I didn’t fit in. Eventually, after years of hard work and extra hours on essays that took my classmates half the time, I graduated Grade 12 and have been accepted to Lethbridge College for the fall. This pageant will allow me to grow even more as a person and allow me to be an example to other kids or teens struggling with their self esteem or coping with a learning disability.
I have chosen The Cancer Society as my platform. I chose this because I have lost many loved ones to the disease. Both my grandfathers and my Uncle all struggled with the disease and I had to watch them in pain, scared and deteriorate before my eyes. I hope I can at least make a small difference for this terrible disease.
One thing you should know about me is I’m very creative and can spend many hours painting, drawing or creating. When I was in Grade 4 I had some art work hung in the Lethbridge Art Gallery. I was very proud of this accomplishment and it became the stepping stone to my love of art. I recently painted a canvas and my mom loved it so much she hung it in our living room.
My other love is dance. I only started 4 years ago and intended to only take Hip Hop but after one year of dance, I was hooked. The last 3 years I have taken on other types of dance and loved to dance whenever I could. I have fond memories of all the girls I danced with and will always remember the fun times we had at competitions.
I am excited to represent Southern Alberta in Toronto and hope for all of your support.