I have always dreamed that one day I would be given an opportunity as amazing as this! I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and beyond, but never knew how I would achieve that goal. I am so honored to have been chosen as your new Miss Teen Southern Ontario World 2013. It has been so incredible already, being seen in the newspaper and people asking you questions. I feel like a celebrity. I am so excited for this upcoming year and for me to promote my platform and meet so many new people!
My name is Mackenzie Campbell and I was born on March 20th, 1998 in Brampton,ON but I have lived in Waterdown my whole life. I have been dancing since I was 3 and been doing competitive since I was 6. It has been a passion of mine and I want to continue doing it my whole life. When I was 11 I went to Canada’s National Ballet School for the summer and was accepted into their professional program, but with much thought declined. Which brings me to my platform of bullying and low self-esteem. I declined their offer because I had very low self-esteem and would not have been able to survive the competitive atmosphere.
Bullying and low self-esteem has affected my life greatly. I have been faced with both and it is very difficult. With the help of true friends and family, I have completely transformed and I can not wait to be an ambassador for this issue and help as many people as I can. I know how hard it is and I want to be the person that people know they can come to with anything and I will be their shoulder to lean on.
My family is something that means the world to me. Without them I would not have gotten to where I am today. They have loved and supported me with every step I have taken and have helped me through hard times. My mom and dad are the best people I know and I love them so much.
The day that I arrived at provincials, I was overwhelmed with all the amazing girls that were there. They are all so beautiful inside and out. I have made some great friends and can’t wait to make more at nationals in July!
Thank you so much for all the support so far and I am so excited to be representing the amazing Southern Ontario!
I will keep you updated….xoxo Mackenzie 🙂