Welcome to my first post!

Me, myself and I

I am 19 years old from a small territory Kanehsatake, Quebec. My nationality is of German/Mohawk. I graduated from an Aboriginal High School in 2013 and I am currently a Hotel Management student.

Graduation

I live on a ranch with 4 horses (Sam, Rip, Heidi and Diamond), a dog (Brandy) and two Siamese cats (Ludwig and Sophie). I am the oldest of three sisters who are (17,11,4) who they all look up to me.

My hobbies include photography, fashion and travelling. I travel every year and cruises is what I love doing most. You can visit so many different islands in just a course of a few days. Ever since I was a little girl my dream is to become a model and become very successful.

Picture I took on my camera. The view from my apartment

My biggest influence in my life besides my parents is Tatiana Londono. She is a very successful realtor. She owns her own real estate company “Londono Reality Group” based in Westmount. I had the pleasure of meeting her on career day at my college. I defiantly want to study Real Estate when I finish my degree in Hotel Management!

Tatiana and I

After my birthday, I had the idea to apply to Miss Teenage Canada. I sent my application through email and got a reply for a phone interview! Michelle W (Miss World Canada 1996) interviewed me and asked questions regarding the title of Miss Teen Quebec. I received another email from Michelle asking for one last interview. I got into the top 3! A few days after I got the results. I AM MISS TEENAGE QUEBEC 2015! I later got all the information about what I have to do before and during the pageant for Miss Teenage Canada.

That’s me wearing my tiara

So much work and dedication to having this title but I absolutely love it!

Until Next Time,

– Melynda xoo

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Hello dear readers,

If you follow my blog. Last week, I posted pictures of my photoshoot with Oscar Mendoza. The designer who will make my dress for the finale night on the 26 of July! So here’s the pictures:

Outfit – Oscar Mendoza – Pants and top
Photo – Pedro Alfaro Campos
MUA – Shiuner Victoria
at DM STUDIO

The other model is Sabrina Koussaye(the other model is Sabrina Koussaye)

It was really a great experience. Second time in studio 🙂
I can’t wait for y’all to see my final dress !!!

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I am so excited. Nationals are in only 3 days ! Time goes so fast. I can’t wait to meet all my pageant sisters. I just wanted to share with everyone some pictures of me, practicing my song for the Gala Night. I love dancing and singing. But I choosed to only sing. The song I will sing is a surprise. It’ s a song very known, a classic, but I will sing it in my own way. I am sure you will like it. I can only say it’s a soul song in memory of a woman who opened the door to female of her type.

 

 

 

 

 

It will be my first time I sing on a stage and even, infront of people! I am nervous, but singing is what I love the most to do. I am really excited.

On the picture, it’s the friend of my mom. I know her since always. I remember, 2 years ago I could’nt sing at all. I was really the worst singer! And with puberty, my voice changed by ”miracle” 😉

See you at the Gala Night everybody xoxo

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We all have dreams. Dreams are part of our life. Dreams motivate many of us to wake up the morning and push our limits every day. A lot of girls have the dream to be on the runway, be the girl with the wedding dress at the fashion week, be on the first page of Vogue Italia, saw their face for the new Chanel perfume… Well, for getting contract you need experience and majority of the girls of have this dream doesn’t know where and how to start. Something has been created for that it’s called: TOP MODEL SEARCH CANADA (http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/).

 

What is TOP MODEL SEARCH CANADA (http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/) ?

It’s a new thing created by Michelle Weswaldi, who is also the director of the beauty pageant Miss Teen Canada World (www.missteenagecanada.com) that I am part. It’s a mix of a beauty pageant and a workshop (a workshop is like America’s Next Top Model is to help girl to be a model). During a week in Toronto, the finalists will have the chance to meet agents, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists,… They will have the chance to learn about how to walk on the runway, talk in public (If you didn’t know, many of the publicities at the television are not actors, but modelsJ), how to pose, take care of your body, how to act during an interview for agency. Plus, Top Model Search Canada (http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/) give you the opportunity to build with you your portfolio (very good when you go meet an agents, they have to see how you work in front of the camera) with different photographers. For the pageant side, the top 3 will have the chance to represent Canada at international pageant like: Miss Supranational, Miss Supermodel international and Top Model of the world. To be part of TMSC (http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/) you have to:

–          17 to 27 years old.

–          At least 5ft7in (they accept 5’6 if you are exceptional)

–          Willing to travel out of Canada

–          You reside in Canada

–          Love to be on stage

It’s a great competition to build confidence and relations. We all have dreams, everything starts one step by step and Top Model Search Canada (http://topmodelsearchcanada.com/) is your first step to your journey as a model.

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Time goes so fast. I can’t believe in less than 3 weeks, I will be in Toronto for a week to compete for Miss Teenage Canada (www.missteenagecanada.com). I remember looking at beauty queens in the newspapers when I was young and wished one day to be part of a beauty pageant. Now I have my chance. It’s really a life chance to be part of this pageant, because Miss Teen Canada World (www.missteenagecanada.com) is the biggest beauty pageant for teens in Canada. But first, here’s the history of the amazing beauty pageant Miss Teen Canada World (www.missteenagecanada.com):

I did my little search with people I know personally. My mom told me she used to watch Miss Teen Canada religiously with my grandma. They never missed the show. She also told me she had the same dream as me; to be part of this beauty pageant, but it was hardly accessible compare to now because now we have the internet. It was really popular at the television, but less publicity as now. For more details, Miss Teen Canada or Miss Teenage Canada (it changed name by time) was create in 1969 and it still there. Now there’s not only one Teen Canada pageant, there is so many, but Miss Teenage Canada (www.missteenagecanada.com) is the biggest of all. It all started in 2008 by Michelle Weswaldi (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/about-mtcw/meet-the-team); who won many titles such as Miss World Canada 1996.  It really is the best and the biggest, for all the advantages and how far can it bring the finalists to many international pageants around the world. Miss Teen Canada World (www.missteenagecanada.com) doesn’t just help teens to make change in their community, but also all over the world from Canada to Kenya.

My interest for that started in 2013. I saw publicity on Facebook about this beauty pageant. I always wished to be in a beauty pageant, but I didn’t know a lot about that last year. I decided to look at it and it was all in my interest. I remember being so excited because it was THE type of thing I was looking for: new experience/challenge, make change, represent my province and country, push my limits and for sure, being a role model. I applied on the website (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/become-mtcw/apply-now), sadly I was choose 5 days before the provincial competition. I had to find a gown, heels, swimsuit, etc. So, I refused, but I had a plan in my head. During 1 year, I work and workout hard to get ready for 2014 to apply again. In april, I applied again (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/become-mtcw/apply-now) and I got chosen! I got the title: Miss Teen Québec 2014. I think ‘’Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.’’ I want to be Miss Teenage Canada (www.missteenagecanada.com) because I want to inspire people to reach their goal and never give up. You never know how close you are to your dream. I remember, I was so sad when I had to refuse to participate in 2013, I wanted to not apply again, but I told myself that I have to try again the year after. I want to represent the multi-ethnicity. I am a proud Canadian with a big ethnic background; I am mixed Jamaican, Syrian-Lebanese, Canadian and Black-American, but I am at first a proud Canadian. Now-a-day many Canadians are mixed and I think I am a great example of that. I don’t want to represent only my communities; I want every ethnicity to be referred to me. I think I would make a great Miss Teenage Canada (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/) because I am someone with good values and ambition. I am motivated, passionate, confidante and positive. I love to give back and I never let obstacles stop me. During my childhood, I have suffered of bullying because people used to say I was different because of my hair and skin color. Bullying is a big problem in the world society and I want help young to go through that like I did. I want to support the cause for children, because everything starts when you are young. Helping children by giving them clean water, food, education and a place to sleep will make a better future.

This is why Miss Teenage Canada (www.missteenagecanada.com) is the biggest and the best Teen Pageant in Canada and I think I would make a great Miss Teenage Canada (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/)

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I had the amazing chance to talk to Megha Sandhu, Miss Teen Canada World 2012. She is so nice. I don’t know the other 2012 finalists, but Megha deserve really well her title. 🙂 She answered all my questions and it’s helping me to be ready for the final.

I can’t wait to meet all the girls.

 

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Hello,

1 month ago, I haven’t did any photoshoot for Miss Teen Canada and never in a studio. I saw a lot of girl did one, so I looked on the Internet and I found this photographer (http://nadinegregoire.ca/). I really loved my experience! I was not shy and I didn’t feel like I had to do it fast. Plus, this is when I met Oscar Mendoza (http://www.oscarmendoza.ca/). I had the chance to wear 5 outfit of his collection and I had the amazing news he will be the one to do my final dress. I don’t know how it will look, I am so excited. I really love all his creations, I can’t wait to see my gown. 🙂 Anyway, I had the chance also to meet Gina a makeup artist and the owner of the makeup brand: NAGI Cosmetics (http://nagicosmeticonline.com/).

So the pictures now:

(this one was use for the newspaper)

I can’t show the others it’s say 🙁 Follow me on instagram to see the rest of the pictures : @iamnaomibanks or go on http://naomibanksworld.tumblr.com/

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Hello everyone,

A lot of people ask me: What do you to have a body like that?

You have to know 80% is food and 20% is workout. I am really busy with getting ready with the pageant, pratice my song, meet sponsors, the photoshoot, go shopping,… So, I make sure I eat good. I don’t prive myself. I talk to Miss US Virgin Islands and she really told me: DON’T PRIVE YOURSELF OF FOOD. When I am hungry, I eat. But I make good choice. Like I said, I am really busy. I live far from the city, so I am majority of the time in car. So, I eat 3 meals.

Morning (around 10-11AM):

I eat majority of the time cereals (any, but not those with chocolate) or a toast with peanut butter. I drink water and sometimes a fruit.

Lunch (around 1PM):

For this it’s always depend what it have in my fridge lol. On the road I eat most of the time: a wrap or plate of shishtaouk or rice and chicken. At home, I eat a lot of soup and vegetable.

Dinner (around 7PM):

Half of my plate is green vegetable. 1/4 is meat: I love chicken so most of the time it’s chicken. The other 1/4 is rice or none.

Drink ALWAYS water or 100% natural juice.
Try to not eat a lot of salt.
Try to drink soft drink 1 time a week. Soft drink make your stomach big. Before I used to drink 7up everyday and my stomach was really big and hard. Not cute at all.
Don’t eat after 9PM.
Eat healty Sunday to Thursday and eat ”bad things” Friday and Saturday.

 

For the workout:

I don’t do crazy workout like before. Last year I used to workout 2-3 hours everyday plus boxe 2 times per week. I really loved it, but when I stopped I gained weight (in fat) very easy and now I have less time, so I focus more on my food.

I do abs 5 times a week. I focus the most on the side abs (obliques). I do series of 35. Here’s a example of workout I do:

I know it’s hard. The best thing is to focus on the result: think about the abs you dream about and don’t focus on the pain. 😉

I train also by lower abs, it’s the most difficult part for me to train. Another example of video:

 

For finish, I do some squats and inner squats. I am at 50 everyday and every week I do 5 more :):

It’s pretty simple what I do. Just before building muscles, lose the fat. Or you will have your muscles under your fat.

 

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