Canada's Perfect Woman 2016:
Karelya Medialdea of Spanish roots and Canadian flourishing was born in historical Havana, Cuba and grew up in BC, Canada. Following high school she graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Criminal Justice Degree and successfully minored in both the Liberal Arts and French. Karelya is a very well rounded young woman and loves exploring different cultures. She’s fluent in 4 languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian and is learning Arabic. She studied Flamenco Dance since the age of 10; and would like to one day open her own Flamenco Studio. Currently working as a Youth Program Coordinator for Immigrant Services in BC she helps young immigrants integrate to a new life in Canada. She is also a front line crisis worker at the Elizabeth Fry society and helps women who are encountering hardships of life. Her previous experiences also include modeling, contestant at Miss Universe Canada 2008, Official Title Holder of Miss Canada America Latina 2008 and Official Title Holder of Queen of North America and the Caribbean 2008, nominated during the Miss America Latina del Mundo Pageant 2008 held in the Dominican Republic. Currently as the official title holder of Canada’s Perfect Woman 2016, Karelya hopes to inspire other women to never give up their dreams, and to assertively take any opportunity and challenges that life brings their way.