Welcome to my blog! My name is Monika, and I am honored to be this year’s Miss Teenage Brampton 2020. I’m very thrilled to share my exciting journey leading up to Miss Teenage Canada with you. 

To begin, I am very family orientated. I come from an all-Italian family who is crazy and loud, but also very supportive and loving. I have two older sisters who I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with. They constantly push me to be the best version of myself and have helped shape me into the person I am today. My dad is very hardworking and has taught me that dreams don’t work unless you do. My mom is my biggest supporter and has always encouraged me to follow my dreams.  She and my nonna are the strongest women I know; they taught me to always believe in myself, have faith, and laugh for at least 20 minutes a day. Lastly, my three dogs Chanel, Millie and Teddy are very important members of my family. They love playing with their toys, eating and sleeping. 

Now a little bit about me: 

I am 17 years old and grew up in the city of Brampton, I’m very outgoing, athletic, energetic, loud and a fun person to be around. I love fashion, sports, journaling, making everyone laugh and working with children. I hope to inspire younger girls to try new things, be confident and support one another.

I am currently going into grade 12, so far I’ve received honor roll throughout every year of high school. At my high school, I am in the regional arts program for dance. Dance is something I’m very passionate about as it has always been apart of my life and apart of who I am. I was a competitive dancer for 10 years, I competed in many genres such as jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip-hop, acro, musical theatre, and even ballroom. Dance has allowed me to open up and has pushed me to break out of my comfort zone. I am forever grateful for dance as it has shaped me into the confident, strong, and outgoing person I am today.

I am a very athletic person and have always been passionate about sports and trying new things. Throughout elementary school, I was apart of almost every sports team and I couldn’t wait to continue sports in highschool. In grade nine, I decided to try out for the rugby team not knowing what it was and fell in love with it. So many people would say to me that rugby was too aggressive for me to play. But I continued playing Rugby and the following year I was asked to try out for the Ontario Rugby Team. I made the team and was very proud of myself, throughout this experience I learned a very valuable lesson which was that you should never let others’ opinions and beliefs interfere with your passions. You can do whatever you put your mind too and you should never let anyone tell you otherwise.

 

Overall, I really enjoy learning new things and I am constantly seeking out new learning opportunities. I think it is important to be who you are and accept your differences so that you’re able to love yourself. I am very excited to be representing my city of Brampton and my platform of Special Olympics at the 2020 Miss Teenage Canada Pageant. 

I am Miss Teenage Brampton and my older sister is Miss Golden Horseshoe World!

Always remember,

If you stay positive in a negative situation. 

You win!

-Monika 

 

Written by: Monika