This is the most fun I’ve had in my life.

I’ll skip the greetings today and just jump right into today’s events because I am so excited!

All of us delegates woke up bright and early this morning and headed down to get a delicious breakfast. Then , we got our makeup and hair done by professionals here in Toronto! That was something I’ve never had done before and it was so fun!

Next, we got dressed to do our official MTC photoshoot and video shoot. This took a while but I cannot wait to see the outcome! After we all finished that, we had our one-on-one interview with the judges.

After an action-filled day, I was so hungry. 

This is when I learned that we would all be receiving a lunch and a dinner from Clean Meals ! I’d heard of them before so I was stoked to finally get to try their food!

A lot of places have a hard time providing nutritious and filling meals for vegans, so I was a little nervous. However, my mind was BLOWN by how delicious my food was!

I literally ate this so fast I barely got a picture of it!

Be sure to check out Clean Meals , I promise you will love it!



Angelique / Miss Teenage Rocky View County


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Hello everyone! Can you believe there are less than 10 days until the Miss Teenage Canada pageant starts? I’m so excited!

Lately, I have been receiving lots of questions regarding the specifics of my platform. When I competed in the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant a few months ago, my platform was aimed toward ending cosmetic testing on animals. Since then I have done many public speeches, appearances, helped out with petitioning, and communicated with many brands who share the same goal. I am so happy to announce that it is officially ILLEGAL for cosmetic brands to test on animals in Canada!

This does’t mean that all cosmetics you purchase here will be cruelty-free, but it does mean that any Canadian brands will be!

I was so overjoyed when this happened and I could not be more thankful for everyone who helped to make this happen.  After I heard news of the bill being passed, I decided to move my platform to another, broader cause: keeping our lakes/rivers/oceans clean and overall aquatic animal welfare.

I’ve lived beside rivers and lakes my whole life so I have seen firsthand the decline of our aquatic ecosystems.  One thing we don’t realize is how sensitive our earth’s aquatic environments really are. For example, did you know that 80 percent of ocean pollution comes from land-based sources – oil, pesticides, septic tanks, dirt, discharge of nutrients, untreated sewage, run-off, farms, motor vehicles, ranches, etc? And that for every one million tons of oil that are shipped, one ton is spilled into the waterways?

My goal for my new platform is to educate the public about these issues and to discuss ways (from small to big) that we can help our environment. For example, did you know that by not eating meat for one year you can save 76 gallons of fresh, drinkable water? (And thats 76 gallons per person!) 

A huge part of my platform is marine life. As a pageant titleholder, I have been given some amazing opportunities to communicate with a few very interesting organizations such as  Dolphin Project , Keiko Conservation ,and  Peta2 ! These amazing groups have taught me so much about marine life and the state of our world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes.

At the moment, my platform is pretty broad as I am aiming to educate about our world’s water and the life in it. In the near future I plan to organize some campaigns and fundraisers for more specific topics in this area! I have a few ideas so far, but until they are official I will leave you guys at this :).

Thank you all so much for supporting me through all my endeavours, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Until next time!


Angelique / Miss Teenage Rocky View County

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Hello lovelies! I’ve been laying low for a few days since I’ve gotten my wisdom teeth removed, so I thought I’d do a little Q&A type of post so my readers can get to know me! I got these questions here 🙂

Without further ado, let’s answer some questions!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

If I didn’t have to sleep, I would likely spend my time memorizing more songs on guitar!


What’s your favourite piece of clothing you own / owned?

My favourite piece of clothing I own has got to be my polar bear suit from when I was a toddler.


What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

I’ve always wanted to get into figure skating!


What would your perfect room look like?

My perfect room would definitely be full of luscious plants with a big, fluffy bed… and a huge aquarium for my fish!


How often do you play sports?

I used to play sports around 3 times a week, but since I’ve gotten busier with school it’s been less sports and more hiking on weekends.


What fictional place would you most like to go?

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t always dreamed of going to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory!


What job would you be terrible at?

I could never do anything that requires organization or talent at design! Haha!


When was the last time you climbed a tree?

I climbed a tree the other day actually!


If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

I could definitely kick some butt at competitive procrastination 😉 Or making a mess of any room the quickest!


What is the most annoying habit that other people have?

There isn’t much that really annoys me, but one thing that really does is when people don’t use their turn signals while driving.


What job do you think you’d be really good at?

I’m hoping to work in forensics or law of some sort, so I’d like to think I’d be decent at that!


What skill would you like to master?

I would love to become great at sewing or painting!


What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland and just camp out for a while!


If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?

I would honestly be more than okay with a smaller house, just as long as it had lots of land!


What’s your favourite drink?

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Starbuck’s iced matcha lattes with soy milk! Another all-time favourite has got to be my own iced coffee that I make, but the recipe is staying a secret for now 😉

What songs have you completely memorized?

I have just about every old Taylor Swift song permanently etched in my brain, along with a lot of songs by The Lumineers!

Are you usually early or late?

I’m usually early, unless we’re talking about school… oops!

What pets did you have while you were growing up?

I grew up with dogs (german shepherd, german shepherd wolf cross, and my current aussie shepherd) along with guinea pigs and fish!

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

For some reason people often come to me with relationship troubles, when I’m the last person who knows anything about relationships lol!

What do you wish you knew more about?

I wish I knew more about our oceans! Its crazy to me that we know more about space than we do about what covers 70% of our earth!


What are some small things that make your day better?

I can honestly say that I love getting texts from my friends, even just about how their day is going or what is going on in their minds.


Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

The Lumineers or Arctic Monkeys are always safe bets for me!


What shows are you into?

I’ve been really into Rupaul’s Drag Race and Prison Break lately.


What age do you wish you could permanently be?

As a 16 year old I can’t say I’ve experienced a lot in life, but I’ll guess that 21 is a pretty rad age to be!


What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?

Anything with zombies. I’m sorry Walking Dead fans but that’s one thing I CANNOT DO, haha! Unless someone is with me. Then it’s a maybe. 


What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Anything outdoors is always a great time!


What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?

The internet. No question about it.


What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I really like meeting up with friends over coffee to talk… which I guess is “old fashioned” in our generation ruled by snapchat and other media!


What’s your favourite genre of book or movie?

I’m a total nerd for mystery novels and movies 🙂


What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

I never used to have an opinion about spinning rides, but I recently decided that they’re a big no-no for me!


What’s the best single day on the calendar?

My birthdayyy!!!!! I’m (half) kidding, I’ve always loved the last day of school!


What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?

I have a never-ending fascination with astrogeolgy.


What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?

Michael Connely’s series “Bosch” is hands down the BEST series!!


What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?



What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?

I’ll always have a major soft spot for guys who love animals. The most heartwarming thing I saw was one day when I was volunteering at my local animal shelter, a big and tough looking man picked up the smallest puppy at the shelter and immediately decided her name was “Sweetie”.


What is the most annoying question that people ask you?

If being vegan means I’m going to die of a lack of protein…. -__-


What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I could talk for HOURS about random facts about animals!


What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

I think everyone should pack up and just travel for a little at least once!


Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?

I’m a little scared of water to be honest… so I’ll go with hang gliding!


What’s your dream car?

A vintage blue convertible!


What’s worth spending more on to get the best?

I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to get high quality cruelty-free makeup!


What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

I’ve never been able to get myself into shows like Riverdale or Grey’s Anatomy or anything like that…


What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

I’m definitely interested to see where my life takes me! I’m still in high school so the world is still a total mystery to me 🙂


Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

London, UK was definitely the most interesting and fun place I’ve been!


What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?

I’ve been meaning to try designing my own clothes, perhaps that’s something I could do while I recover!


What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?

I had my last final exam of grade 11!


What piece of entertainment do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience for the first time again?

Jaws! Call me weird, but I think it’s such a good and suspenseful movie (especially if you consider the timeframe in which it was made)


If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?

A detective.

What amazing thing did you do that no one was around to see?

I once finished a whole vegan pizza on my own…

How different was your life one year ago?

The difference in my life from one year ago until now is INSANE. I probably won’t go into much detail right now, but definitely let me know in the comments if you want to know more! A year ago, I didn’t even think I was going to finish high school. I was being bullied incredibly bad. So bad that I was hospitalized several times and had to transfer schools. . I’ve lost friends to suicide along the way. My mind has been through some of the darkest places, but there has been increasingly more light. I finished grade 11 on schedule and am set to graduate next year. I made the most amazing friends at my new school and I have never been stronger Being crowned Miss Teenage Rockyview has also done wonders for my confidence. I never would have thought a year ago that I’d be where I am today, and I definitely NEVER would have guessed that I’d be on my way to represent my province at Miss Teenage Canada!

What’s the best way to start the day?

The best way to start the day is with a nice stretch, your favourite music, and a delicious breakfast!

What fad or trend do you hope comes back?

Unpopular opinion but I loved the clear lipgloss and frosty eyes of the 2000’s!

What’s the most interesting piece of art you’ve seen?

I saw a really, really cool painting in a small art store in Banff, I can’t remember exactly what it was since it was so complex but it was full of really neat shapes and contrasting colours!

What’s the best way a person can spend their time?

Doing what they love! So long as it doesn’t harm others, we should all follow our hearts and do what we love to do!

If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?

I’d build my parents the log cabin they’ve always wanted.

Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?

The deserts of Arizona!

What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?

My entry into the Miss Teenage Alberta pageant. Since receiving my title, a whole new world of opportunities have opened that I never thought possible! I am forever grateful for the wonderful MTC-W people and my fellow pageant sisters for bringing a whole new light to my life 🙂

Where would you rather be from?

There’s nowhere I’d rather be from than the beautiful Canada!

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

I am definitely looking forward to the Miss Teenage Canada pageant this summer!

What website do you visit most often?

I spend a lot of time on YouTube.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?

I spend a lot of time in Bragg Creek since most of my friends live there.

Where would you spend all your time if you could?

I would spend all of my time in the mountains.

What are you absolutely determined to do?

I am absolutely determined to represent my county and my province the best I possibly can this summer at Miss Teenage Canada. There’s nothing I want more than to do well in the pageant. I want to prove that I am someone. I don’t come from money, I was bullied, but I can be more than that. I can be Miss Teenage Canada!

Thank you for reading! Again, feel free to leave any additional questions in the comment section or even leave your own answers to some of the questions!


Angelique / Miss Teenage Rockyview County

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Hello to all! With school coming to a close, I thought I’d take advantage of this free hour I have in my schedule to tell you all about Calgary’s VegFest 2018.

The day started out as an average Alberta day always does- with crazy unpredictable weather. On this day, Mother Nature decided to mess with us all by alternating between buckets pouring down from the sky and a sunny summer’s day. When I arrived at the festival, the weather didn’t even seem to matter. I was immediately greeted by hundreds of warm smiles and the amazing smells surrounding the tents.

Being an outdoor festival in addition to being a vegan one, dogs were welcomed in all areas. This was amazing news for me because it gave my awkward and introverted self an excuse to just hang out with dogs all day!

The festival was not just limited to vegan food as I had expected. There were so many booths, all with their own thing going on. Some had vegan merchandise, henna tattoos, kombucha (which was AMAZING, by the way) and there were even smaller businesses like shelters and rescue organizations. I spent my day meeting all of the wonderful people who have dedicated all of their time and effort into their businesses, and boy did it sure pay off! There were so many determined, creative and ambitious minds around me that I couldn’t help but to feel inspired myself.

There were also several speakers who presented on the stage. I only had time to listen to a few, but I learned so many amazing facts and tips about veganism. There was a good mix of informational, comedic, and inspirational speeches.

My all time favourite moment had to be what I experienced not too long after my arrival. While I was making my way around and getting a feel for the different tents, I noticed a very large and muscular pitbull sitting by the adoption tent. Having grown up around big dogs my whole life, I nonchalantly knelt down and began petting the dog. That’s when I noticed the little girl standing behind me, staring in awe as I ran my hands over the muscular dog. She turned to her mom and said something along the lines of “mom, the princess is petting him! Why can’t I?” I took my crown off and smiled at the girl, reassuring her that the dog was perfectly fine. She broke off from her mother’s anxious grip and slowly reached out to the pitbull, eventually resting her hand on his head.

I always knew that there was a stigma around certain dogs. What warmed my heart was seeing how easy it can be to break that stigma, especially for our youth.

The same thing applies to the whole festival- for non vegans, it can seem like a hippie convention with “gross” food. It isn’t until you try it out that you really discover the event- or even the world of veganism.


I filmed the festival and interviewed some of the booths! To check it out, click on the link to my youtube channel or click on the video below:


Thank you for reading!


Angelique / Miss Teenage Rockyview County 2018

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Hello everyone!

My name is Angelique and I am the current Miss Teenage Rockyview County. If you don’t know where that is (which many people don’t!) it is a small district in southern Alberta.


I was born and raised in the small town of Cochrane. This meant that as a child, I was left to explore the prairies and mountains due to there being very little to occupy time in my town. I attend high school the lovely Springbank community and I am a volunteer at my local animal shelter. 

Growing up in a small cowboy town where everyone knows each other is what inspired me to create a community around my platform where everyone is welcome and part of a family! My platform currently revolves heavily around animal welfare. This is commonly accepted as a controversial topic, but without controversy, how is change supposed to happen?


I cannot wait to share my experiences as Miss Teenage Rockyview County will you all in the near future!




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