Toronto teen to compete in Miss Teen Canada Pageant

Community News & Features May 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

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The Jane Mullet Theatre buzzed with youthful excitement last Dec. 10 as forty-two delegates competed at the Miss Teen Canada-World Ontario Finals, held in Toronto.

Sixteen were crowned to represent their Regions of Ontario at the National Miss Teen Canada-World Pageant on July 25 at the John Bassett Theatre at the Metro Convention Centre.

Among them is Joanna Marrie Mandap, an ambitious 17 year old, who competed in a criteria of evening gown, swim wear, personal interview and their commitment to their community as a positive role model. She emerged third overall; all new to her since this is her first pageant. As one of the top 16 she granted the title Miss Teen Toronto-World 2009.

Joanna Marrie Mandap was born and raised in Toronto. She is currently in her last year at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. She has received Academic Excellence, and is on the Honour Roll. She excels at sports and creative writing. Her community service includes, being a part of the Public Library Program “Leading To Reading”, organizing a fundraiser that raised $6,000 for tsunami victims, and serving meals to the homeless at the “Good Shepherd”.

On a trip to the Philippines to visit family, she created a documentary on Mount Pinotubo Disaster. She interviewed the villagers that were directly affected: it was there she learned that despite the circumstances one is in, you must always keep a positive outlook on life. Joanna is said to be excited on attending university in the fall, in her pursuit of a career in the medical field.

Miss Teen Canada – World Inc. celebrates bright young women who hold strong national pride and who position themselves as positive role models to their peers. Fifty finalists from all over Canada compete for $25,000 in cash and prizes. Once crowned, Miss Teen Canada-World represents the nation at the Miss Teen World Pageant.

Presently, Joanna is placing her efforts in fundraising for the pageant Miss Teen Canada – World Inc. Fifty finalists from all over Canada compete for $25,000 in cash and prizes. Once crowned, Miss Teen Canada-World represents the nation at the Miss Teen World Pageant.

Presently, Joanna is placing her efforts in fundraising for the pageant’s official charity Free the Children. Also, she is seeking sponsorship for her entrance fee for the Nationals. Sponsors will not only get publicity for their company, but also helps Joanna to prepare for the pageant with minimum of personal expense. Sponsors will contribute to a hopeful future by helping one individual develop and refine personal attributes such as self-esteem, public speaking ability and confidence that will assist her throughout her life.

If you have any questions pertaining to sponsorship, or the pageant please do not hesitate to contact Joanna personally. She can be contacted by e-mail at jmandap@live.ca or by phone at (647)831-9458. Don’t forget to show your support by joining her facebook group “Vote Joanna Mandap for MISS TEEN CANADA 2009” or check out the pageant’s official website at http://missteencanadaworld.com.

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