Hello! My name is Megan, I am your Miss Teenage Halton Region 2016.
I was born on July 10th, 1999 in Oakville, Ontario. I currently attend Iroquois Ridge High School, as a grade 11 honours student. I am enrolled in the French Immersion program, making me completely bilingual, and I am also studying Spanish!
My Ball Gown Walk
At home, I live with my wonderful mom who has taught me everything I know to this day, my 2 cats- Daisy and Duke, and my fluffy dog- Winston. I have one beautiful sister- Avery, who left home this year to study in London at the University of Western Ontario as a Medical Science student. As this is my first year being an only child, I have to keep myself busy. In my spare time, I like to play guitar, piano and trumpet. My favourite genre of music is 60s, 70s and country. One of my main hobbies include creating art; whether it be painting, drawing, henna and even just doodling- I have won several awards for my art. In June of 2014, after completing a written exam and an 8 hour physical exam, I was awarded my 1st Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-Do! My love for this martial art started at age 9 when I began practicing, I love the feeling it gives me of power and adrenaline. And yes, of course I also love social media and my cell phone just as much as every other teen! My favourite apps are definitely Snapchat and Instagram :).
Other Black Belts who graduated with me!
As Miss Teenage Halton Region, my goal is to educate teens on how external factors such as bullying and self esteem can affect mental health. I believe that it is important teens no longer hesitate in speaking up about their suffering from different mental health issues. I find gravity in reducing the factors and removing the stigmas attached to it. I embrace and feel very strongly about this platform. As a teen who constantly finds struggle and rejection in high school, I can relate to many who are afflicted with their mental health due to elements that you cannot even control! My overall focal point is to remove the stigmas in order to allow comfort for teens to speak about their problems and seek help. From my own experience, I know it is challenging to open up about certain things, especially when there are many layers contributing to it. Sometimes, you can’t even find the words to try and explain how or why you’re feeling a certain way. It can be very scary, feeling invisible or alone. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone but, you can only be helped as much as you allow yourself to be. My goal is to merit every individual teen the right to speak up about themselves and to strip the fear of judgement. I have began to share my own personal story to many people and on social media. For my story, follow my personal Instagram account : https://www.instagram.com/missteenhaltonregion/
From July 17th-24th this year, I will be spending a week in Toronto, where I will be able to meet ALL of the Canadian finalists. I will be rooming with a young lady I have never met before, from another province!
July 17th… I know that sounds like it’s ways away, but taking into consideration of how quickly the provincial pageant came and went… I know it’s sooner than I think it is! I am soo excited to have been granted this AMAZING opportunity, and to be able to make special appearances with so many other beautiful girls. I am so proud of myself for getting this far in my very first pageant, and I am confident that I will continue to surprise myself everyday in uncovering my many abilities.
The Crowning of the beautiful new Miss Teenage Ontario 2016, Hanna Begovic 🙂
As the provincial pageants continue to take place leading up to July, I wish all the delegates across Canada the best of luck and a reminder to keep on smiling! I can’t wait to meet all of the finalists and make some new friends this summer.
Being Crowned by the beautiful Hayley Bowdery!