|MISS TEEN CANADA PETITE 2014 WINNER:
Azra Sjlivar, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2014/ 2015
(Miss Teen York Region- Globe 2014)
Azra is a well rounded 14 years old who has graduated from Adrienne Clarkson PS, French immersion 2014. She has been enrolled in Langstaff Secondary School in Richmond Hill, ON. Azra is bilingual because she speaks 3 languages fluently such as: English, French and Bosnian. She was born on July 28, 2000 in Richmond Hill, ON.
Her goals are to finish Secondary School with pride and big achievements. After high school, Azra would like to get her degree in music and become a piano professor at University. One day, Azra would like to share her passion for music to other kids, especially the ones who are unfortunate and don’t have that privilege. Her hobbies include modeling, tennis, piano, singing, dancing, reading, hanging out with friends and family, shopping, photography, violin and painting.
Azra has been a performer from early age. She’s been trained and performed in musical theaters, jazz, hip hop and ballroom dancing. Azra plays several instruments, such as, piano and violin. She has been to recitals and got a few awards. She also attended C.M.T.C (Canadian Model & Talent Convention) in 2008.Also, Azra modelled for Persona Jewellery in 2012. She’s a very hard working and passionate girl. When she sets her goals, she works hard towards achieving them. As a result, Azra got first place in York Region Poetry Contest in 2013.
Azra strongly believes that if you want to achieve something in life, you must work hard, stay strong, be positive and reach for the stars. That’s her motto for becoming Miss Teen Canada. Since early age, Azra has always been generous and the person who would put others before herself. She loves to share with whatever she can offer and hoping one day to help around the world, especially kids, in places such as Bosnia.
Royal Court 2014:
1st Princess: Dakota Stallard
(Miss Teen Greater Victoria Region- Globe 2014)
Dakota was born and raised in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. She is currently enrolled in Grade 11 at Mount Douglas Secondary School. Her goal is to major in Psychiatry with a second major in Dance. Dakota is bilingual, speaking English and Cantonese.
Community involvement and charity work are things that Dakota enjoys. She has worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital, multiple Vibestreet fundraisers, and Fuzzies for Philippines. Dakota shares her passion for dance by performing at fundraisers and charity events. By entering this pageant, Dakota hopes to have the privilege to work with charities around the world.
She is a student who has been on the honour roll for all of her high school years. She has earned the Grade 10 Achievement Award Scholarship with the Aboriginal Nation Education. Dakota enjoys dancing, acting, playing soccer, travelling, surfing, and photography. Driven by her passion for fashion, she spends her time designing and making clothes for her clothing line. In her first year dancing, she received the ‘Dancer of the Year’ award. She also has modeling experience with multiple clothing brands.
2nd Princess: Kassidy Upton
(Miss Teen Kawartha Lakes Region- Globe 2014)
Kassidy was born in rural Ontario in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes region and has grown up in an active and close knit family with 4 siblings. She graduated from grade 8 with honours, her school letter and an award for overall contribution to school life. She has carried that zest and passion into her high school career and continues to be an honours student in the academic stream. She is an avid skier and has volunteered her time to help teach children to ski at Lakeridge Ski resort through their apprenticeship program. Last season she was a member of the Blue Mountain team as an assistant Pro. She has been a member of the local youth group, has a passion for helping people and volunteers her time with the local food bank. The thought of so many people in this country, especially children going to bed hungry is incomprehensible to this multiple generation farmer. She can often be found pitching in on the family dairy operation with a definite love of caring for the calves. She is as comfortable in a pair of work boots as she is in high heels. Her upbeat “can do” attitude shines through in everything she does. In her spare time she loves to paint and draw. She intends to become an electrician.
3rd Princess: Crystal De Medeiros
(Miss Teen Southern Ontario- Globe 2014)
Crystal was born in Mississauga, and raised by a loving family in Oakville ON. She currently is going into her 3rd year of high school at St Ignatius of Loyola. After high school she is planning to get a bachelors degree in forensic science to pursue her dream of being a Crime Scene Investigator. Until then she is currently working part time at a family business, McDonald Renovations.
Crystal has a passion for volunteering and charities. In her past years of charity work and volunteering, Crystal has worked with The Inside Ride, HOPE, and The Colour Run. She hopes to gain more opportunities to work with many more charities such as Sick Kids. Her family donates but she wishes to volunteer because the Sick Kids Organization is so close to her heart.
Besides school and volunteering, Crystal enjoys a variety of activities. She loves painting, sports, traveling, dance and anything to do with the outdoors such as fishing, hiking and so much more. Crystal is also interested in modeling and hopes that entering this pageant gives her an opportunity to pursue that interest further.
4th Princess: Rachelle Callan
(Miss Teen Greater Calgary Region- Globe 2014)
Rachelle is 16 years old and was born and raised in Calgary, where she lives with her parents and younger brother. She has just finished grade 11 at John G. Diefenbaker High School, where she has been a member of the Chamber and Girls Choirs and the field hockey team, and the photographer for the school play. After high school, she plans to go to Bible College for a year and then pursue her dream to work in Psychology.
When she is not at school striving to be her best, you will find Rachelle practicing along with many others her own age singing, dancing and acting. As a member of the Youth Singers of Calgary for the past 10 years, Rachelle has performed in 17 main-stage productions and at many local schools and venues. She has gone on tour with her division to California in 2010, Costa Rica in 2013 and next year will be going to China. Highlights include singing a duet in the most recent show and performing at Costa Rica’s National Auditorium to raise money for the local children’s orphanage. Rachelle has also sung with Kenny Rogers in his 2008 Christmas concert and was thrilled to be in StoryBook Theatre’s 2013 production of “Camp Rock the Musical”.
Rachelle is active in her church through singing with the praise team, helping out with the nursery, and volunteering her time with the youth group helping those in her neighbourhood and at local charities. For 4 years, Rachelle has babysat a special needs child with autism.
Rachelle’s favourite past-times include snowmobiling, camping with family, cross stitch, photography and reading.
Rachelle would like to give a special thank you to her parents for letting her be a part of Miss Teen Canada Globe Pageant 2014, and to her friends and family for all the love and support. She hopes that through this experience she will be able to grow in her public speaking and to show young girls that anyone can be beautiful just for being who they are.
Past Title Holders:
Kathy Harder, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2013/ 2014
(Miss Teen British Columbia- Globe 2013)
Natalie Zachary, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2012/ 2013
(Miss Teen British Columbia- Globe 2012)
Nicolle Laviolette, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2011/ 2012
(Miss Teen York Region- Globe 2011)
Chanel Lynn Halleran, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2010/ 2011
(Miss Teen Mississauga- Globe 2010)
Celeste Borghese, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2009/ 2010
(Miss Teen Vaughan- Globe 2009)
Selina Mendez, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2008/ 2009
(Miss Teen District of North Whitby- Globe 2008)
Rebecca Fenech, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2007/ 2008
(Miss Teen Port Perry- Globe 2007)
Priscilla Madil, Miss Teen Canada Petite 2006/ 2007
(Miss Teen Southern Ontario- Globe 2006)
* Winner, Miss Teen Petite International 2007