Canada's Perfect Pageant's 2012 Queens: Farewell Speeches
I am a unique, bubbly and inspiring 15 year old who was brought up in the beautiful town of Sointula, British Columbia. I believe that belief, confidence, and positivity is key to accomplishing any goals, aspirations or challenges in life and belief triggers the power to do. I think imperfections make people beautiful. Beauty is skin deep, it comes from the heart, within ones self and beauty cannot be defined be defined by age, gender, color, shape or size. I think it’s important to have personality and to express this on the outside by enhancing those traits that make you a unique individual. People who are confident and secure in their own skin imperfections and all, who have pride, will, a true understanding of themselves and who have not sacrificed who they are to what society wants them to be are beautiful. I am truly honored to be chosen to represent Canada’s Perfect Jr. Teen 2012. I hope to be an inspiration to young woman.
August 6-12, 2012, I arrived at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, in Orlando, Florida to compete for the title America's Perfect Junior Teen with the help of my very talented and beautiful coach Jacenta Barel. Receiving help from her was the best thing that I have ever done. The first time I had spoken with her she was the sweetest person and she made me feel comfortable right away. She made me realize I had true potential, I feel truly blessed to have received help from Jacenta, I couldn't have succeeded without her help.
America's Perfect Pageant referred to as a "fageant" now, directed and owned by the one and only, TV star Michael Galanes was different from any other pageant that I had ever heard of. He created a fabulous, over the top event just like fashion week in New York City with a twist of runway, fashion, pageantry, glamor and rhinestones. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget and it was truly a pleasure to have been the first to have represented my Country, Canada at the America's Perfect Pageant and to have met and worked with such beautiful, amazing and oh so talented people such as Jacenta Barel, Michael Galanes, Frank Arcidiacono, Liz Everett, Mitzy Mcghee. Thank you too everyone of you and to all my friends and family for all the help and support you've given me through my journey. Because of all of you, you encouraged me through my struggle and inspired me to be the best I can be, you made my dreams a reality and because of you, you made me realize my full potential. I will never forget my Perfect Pageant family you'll always be in my heart, I will never forget your beautiful souls.
My name is Shirley Brule. I am a 17 year old student at Saint Patrick's High School, where I am in the French immersion program. I am a very friendly girl and love to spend time with others. I am a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and I am involved in Theatre around Ottawa, my dream is to be a professional actress. I am a supporter of childhood cancer research and programs such as Camp Trillium. I love to read, dance, sing, watch football, do public spaeaking, and listen to music.
When I was first given the Title of Canada's Perfect Teen I had no clue what to expect but it has been a dream year. I got to volunteer at great events such as the Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Teddy Bear Picnic. I was able to be a guest queen at the Beauties of Asia pageant and the last thing I got to do with my reign was represent my country at the INternational pageant which was a wonderful, fun experience with all my sister queens. It has been a PERFECT year!
|As Canada's first Perfect Miss I greatly enjoyed the time and opportunity I was given and felt so honored to represent Canada at America's Perfect Miss. I was able to volunteer with a number of charities and local community organizations that hold a special place in my heart. I learned a lot about myself this year and faced some challenges with my health but with the support of Jacenta I felt very prepared to compete in Florida. Perfect was a life changing experience as I was signed by Ab Fab Management which is a modeling agency in Orlando. I cannot thank the Canada's Perfect family enough for all their support and encouragement and I have made life long friends which I cannot trade for anything!|
I first became involved in pageantry at the age of 7. It was nothing fancy, just a local mall pageant, but I was hooked. Pageantry opened the door for me to the world of modeling when I signed with an agency and began modeling professionally at the age of 13. Although, in my family, education was the primary goal, modeling and pageantry allowed me to enter a world of "dress up" that I otherwise would not have been exposed to. It provided me the opportunity to travel, to meet new people and have deep friendships that I still cherish today. The PERFECT Pageant System gave me the biggest gift, and that was to meet my new family - Caitlind, Shirley, Courtnee, Alexandria, and Chelsea, whom I had the most amazing time with at Internationals, and whom I absolutely adore. Getting to know you girls, was the best part of all! ox
I still can’t believe that I was selected so many months ago to represent our country as Canada’s Perfect Supermodel. It has been an honour to be one of the inaugural queens of this fashion-forward competition.
To each of you competing tonight, have fun! We are only limited by the limitations we place on ourselves - each of you defines your own perfection.
To our newest queens, your reign is what you make it so take the crown and run with it. Internationals will come quickly, enjoy your time as a Perfect Queen, the people you meet and the fun you will have.
Jacenta, thank you for all the help, support, guidance, and all the last minute fashion crisis advice! We couldn’t ask for a better director :)
My sister queens – Caitlin, Shirley, Chelsea, Courtnee, and Jacenta – you are amazing! I can’t believe how easily we came together, as if knowing each other for years. The competition would have been so boring without you! But I sure hope our ‘music video’ isn’t seen by the public! LOL
My biggest supporters have been my family – even though they think I’m crazy! I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Hugs and kisses.
There’s so much more I wish to say, but I promised to keep it short and sweet. I can’t wait for Team Canada to take Orlando by storm in August! Best of luck to each of you, and we will be here to support you, to encourage you, and to stand by your side.
Canada’s Perfect Supermodel 2012.