Hello there, I am Francesca McFadden. I am honored to be representing Southern Ontario in the Miss Teen Canada pageant in July! Becoming a finalist for the pageant is truly a life changing experience for me. I have an opportunity to get involved in my community and be a role model for the teens of Canada. The journey of Miss Teen Canada is an extraordinary challenge, that I am grateful to take on.
I am a very outgoing person and I love to meet new people. I admire positivity and am open minded to new experiences and opportunities. I want to inspire teens to be themselves and not let others influence the person they are. To me, honesty is the most important quality to possess.
I myself, am a nerd at heart, I am extremely passionate about education. I believe that devoting yourself to education, will open doors to many opportunities later in life. I aspire, one day, to be a plastic surgeon, that way I can work in hospitals with patients who have been in accidents and need reconstructive surgery. As a member of the Super Council I am committed to representing and advocating for my school to the TDSB (Toronto District School Board).
I also love cinematography and directing, for the past two summers, I have enrolled in film school in Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to film on the sets of Universal Studio’s and meet people from across the world. This experience has made me appreciate the diverse world we live in, full of many wonderful cultures.
In my roles as Miss Teen Southern Ontario, I will be working with various community organizations to raise awareness of their importance and impact. For the past two days I have volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society. An organization whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
My platform and an issue that I will be immediately raising awareness about is the harmful effects of smoking and will work to encourage the school board and my peers to take action to educate and inspire students to quit smoking. According to the Canadian Lung Association currently 20% of Canadian teens smoke daily or occasionally and 45,000 Canadians die a year from lung cancer. I believe through raising awareness of smoking`s harmful effects and implementing policies we can inspire my peers to quit smoking.
I will be posting weekly to keep you updated on my journey of Miss Teen Canada. Thank you for reading!