The last day- such a bittersweet feeling. I am so beyond grateful for this week, I met so many amazing girls and learned so much about each and every one of them. They are all so beautiful inside and out, which made this experience so incredibly amazing. The sad part is, that after tonight, some of us will never see one another again. The girl who gets crowned Miss Teenage Canada 2020 will be 100% deserving, and I can say it with confidence as everyone is unique and has a special gift to offer.
I’d like to thank everyone who supported me. From my sponsors, coaches, friends, pageant sisters and family. I am more grateful than you know.
Most importantly, I want to thank my parents. My mom has been my right and left arm since day one, and this would never be possible without her. My dad is also the biggest support and wants to make whatever I want to do possible… I am such a lucky girl! Thank you.

Lastly, I just wanted to show gratitude towards this whole experience. For the past 6 months my life has been insane. So many opportunities have arose recently, and it’s all thanks to MTC.

Being Miss Teenage Central Alberta has been such an honour, and being able to share my passion for improvement of teens mental health was my dream. I can’t wait to see what’s next in store!

lots of love,

Sophia Lia

Written by: Sophia L