The anticipation for the 2011 Miss Teen Canada World pageant has been intense.  I can’t believe I am finally here!  I am so excited to have this wonderful opportunity and spend one full week with all of these amazing women.

July 9th

Upon arrival we were greeted by Michelle W, our wonderful pageant director who directed us to a gorgeous ballroom where we practiced the basics of pageant performing and refreshed our memories.
After introducing ourselves to each other, we were lead upstairs by our energetic chaperone, Chris, and we were assigned roommates.  After unpacking our belongings in our hotel rooms we talked with Michelle W about any questions we had.  Believe me, I think every girl had about a thousand questions going through our minds; however, Michelle covered every aspect of the week and told us what to expect as well as refreshed our memories on what type of behavior is expected.

Emily Lao Contestant Number 50 and Myself Contestant Number 57

My favorite part of when I arrived was meeting each and almost every girl.  I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself to every girl but by the next morning I had learned many names and introduced myself to every girl in the pageant.

July 10th

Sunday went by quicker than ever because I had so much fun and so many things to do!  I was selected to attend a talent convention called ITP Event (International Talent and Performers Event) where each participant has an opportunity to receive a modeling scholarship.  Only 15 girls from the pageant were selected, I was very lucky to be one of them.

Basically, we arrived at the school where they held the competition and after registering we were showed what your audition should look like.  We then received numbers and waited in line to walk for the 3 judges.
Although I was not nervous, I was very exited!  I love walking on the runway and it was great practice for the pageant.

Right After My Video Shoot

When I arrived back from the ITP event, I began to prepare for my official Miss Teen Canada-World photo shoot, as well as our video shoot and our interview.
I had my hair done as well as my makeup, I loved the way both were done.  My hair was voluminous with big loose curls and a bouffant puff at the top, and my makeup was what I like to call, daytime dramatic!
I enjoyed my time with the official Miss Teen Canada-World photographer, ZIMAGES.  I really enjoy his work.  He is a laid back photographer who is professional and friendly.  I really like how he always points out if a piece of hair is out of place or a strap is showing, these are all things that can ruin a photo and he is very conscious of every aspect of the photo.
One component of the Final Night show will be a video played of the Top 20 girls.  It will feature the girls answering questions such as, “What does beauty mean to you?” and “What is your platform”.  This is the video shoot.  I had so much fun, although I needed to re-do a few takes I was proud of myself.  I felt confident in front of the camera and I felt great about the answers I gave.

Thank You for Reading!  Stay Tuned for More Updates.

Love Always,
Alexandra Goedecke

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