Port Elgin Teen Seeks Crown
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:52 PM by
16 year old Hannah Cassidy is a finalist for Miss Teen Canada World pageant.
(Port Elgin )
A Port Elgin teenager is going to have a chance to win the Miss Teen Canada World Crown.
16 year old Hannah Cassidy is one of 15 finalists from the Miss Teen Ontario World pageant held in Toronto on Sunday (Jan 20).
Cassidy says she is excited to compete for the Miss Teen Canada World crown in July.
The Port Elgin teenager tells Bayshore Broadcasting News she found out about the pageant on Facebook and thought she would try it.
Cassidy says her platform focused on encouraging teens to love themselves for who they are.
Cassidy -- who attends St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound -- says she also wants to raise awareness about inner beauty and not just physical beauty.
Cassidy notes the media and society places too much attention on the physical appearance of people.
Cassidy says the pageant just isn't about looks, walking, modeling -- but it's about making a difference, getting out in the community and the world.
This was Cassidy's first pageant -- but she use to model and quit because of the stereotypes of a girl in the media.
The Pageant raises money for the " Children helping children" network Free the Children.
Cassidy hopes to use the Pageant to get the opportunity to volunteer at the charities development project -- which will send her to a third world country.
Before the next pageant -- Cassidy says she is required to make public appearances in the community and hold fundraiser's for Free The children.
You can find out more about her work at www.facebook.com/hannahcassidymissteenontarioworldfinalist