About Me…

Hello everyone! My name is Kimi Marie Rose Becker and I am the current reigning Miss Teen Calgary 2019. I am 16 years old and currently finishing my grade 11 year of high school as an AP and honours with the highest distinction student. I currently reside in Okotoks, Alberta and I am an Alberta girl born and raised! #AlbertaStrong

My Journey…

As a young, mixed-race woman (half-Filipino, half-Canadian), I always struggled with establishing where I belonged. The constant pressure from both sides of my cultures left me confused as to how I would define myself because of cultural differences. However, one thing that carried on from my Filipino culture is my love for pageantry. I began competing in pageants when I was 7 years old after years of begging my mom to allow me to compete. I ended up placing top 5 in my first pageant, Little Miss Calgary, and 1st Runner up in my second pageant. From there, my love for pageantry grew. My desire to compete carries on to this day and is the reason why I decided to compete in Miss Teen Calgary. After winning the title of Miss Teen Calgary 2019, I was presented with the opportunity to compete for Miss Teenage Canada and that has led me to where I am today!

My Platform…

As a teenager in high school, I have witnessed many of my classmates fall victim to peer pressure. I decided to promote Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) due to this peer pressure and the effects of it. My mission is to educate others about the destructive decisions they can potentially make while under the influence of drugs and alcohol or even the effects of merely driving distracted (e.i. on your phone). As someone who has witnessed these incidents first hand, I aspire to make a change in my community by hopefully teaching others about how to prevent these accidents from happening so that we may build a safer, stronger community. My passion for promoting Students Against Destructive Decisions has led me to become the president of the S.A.D.D. faculty at my school and has established me to be a progressive role model within my community.

Before May long weekend, S.A.D.D. encouraged others to sign a pledge to drive safe and sober!

I am also an advocate for women and girls to enter into STEM fields. As a student with an above 90% average and 4.0 GPA, I aspire to enter the field of Astrophysics in my future. My love for math and sciences has allowed me to encourage other young women and girls to follow their hearts, especially into STEM fields of employment despite them being male-dominated. I want to be able to teach young girls about entering STEM and defeating all stereotypes that may be put against them, many of which I have already faced or am yet to face. I aspire to be a role model for many of the young women who may not have one yet and want to follow in my footsteps.

My Interests…

Because my introduction post is fairly long already, I will keep this short and sweet! As previously mentioned, I have a passion for math and science. I spend most of my time, much to my friends dismay, studying and completing my homework (as boring as it sounds) as well as writing competitive math tests with my schools Mathletes club. Recently, my school placed 7th in the province for a competitive math test that was put on by the University of Waterloo. Along with my love for pageantry, I also love modeling and acting. Although I am petite, I have been modeling and acting since I was 7 years old! I have done a few small jobs in acting as well, starring in Heartland and Damnation, and I have competed nationally at Faces West twice!

This is me competing in a modeling contest in 2011!

That is all there is to me! Thanks for reading about me! – Kimi

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