A trio of women from Pitt Meadows will vie for the Miss World Canada title next month.
Jessica Ferreira, Angie Medina Montoya and Katie Charyna are three of 14 candidates who will be competing to represent Canada on the world stage.
Montoya and Ferrera are students at Simon Fraser University.
“I feel that becoming a delegate for the Miss World Canada pageant is a great honor, and gives me the chance to represent my country to the world,” says Montoya.
She’d like to let the world know “how Canada is a multicultural country that welcomes people from different backgrounds and unifies them.”
Charyna, 19, is competing in honour of her best friend Beckie Dyer, who was killed in a horrific car crash in Pitt Meadows last year.
The pageant and Variety Club of B.C. will hand out the Beckie Dyer Community Spirit Award for the first time this year to a contestant who emulates the late 19-year-old, who was a Miss Teen B.C. contestant.
The Miss World Canada pageant celebrates “Beauty with a Purpose” with delegates fundraising for Variety – The Children’s Charity as part of the competition.
“It’s all about inner beauty and being a good person,” says Charyna, who is nervous about the pageant but intends to muster up the courage by thinking of her friend once she hits the stage.
The Miss World Canada pageant take place on May 19 at the River Rock Casino.
Angie Montoya has organized a fundraising event for Variety – The Children’s Charity on May 5 at Roosters Country Cabaret in Pitt Meadows. Tickets are $10.
Angie Medina Montoya