Hi everyone!

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I am your new Miss Teen Southwestern Ontario 2015! I am honored to have received this title and I cant wait to experience all the adventures over the next year. Being crowned was truly an amazing moment for me. With Miss Teen Ontario 2015 being my first pageant I never expected to have gotten this far and I am so glad that I did.

Now I will tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Jerica, Im 19 years old and I am from London Ontario. I received my OSSD in 2012-2013 at H.B Beal Secondary School and have been working full time ever since. I am now a supervisor at Aeropostale and really enjoy what I do. Every day I am challenged whether it be by trying to help my staff with style/dress code or simply just teaching them the ropes of the job. This job has made a huge impact on my life as it has taught me patience, independence, team leadership and more! This job is truly what I love to do and I hope to keep working my way up in the fashion/retail industry.
My newest passion began in June 2013 when I made the decision to purchase my first car. Never had I thought at 18 years old I would own a brand new vehicle that I worked so hard for. I own a Mitsubishi Lancer that I completely “decked out” in black and pink and will be participating in quarter mile races at Sparta this summer.

As I said above I can’t wait to experience all the new adventures this opportunity will provide.  The memories I make and people I meet will be life changing.  This new life adventure actually started back in September 2014 when on a whim I entered the Ontario provincial pageant for the search of the next Miss Teen Canada 2015.   In the months leading up to the pageant all the girls communicated in a group chat and it was so great to officially meet each other at the pageant.  My new friends are not only beautiful inside and out but they are down to earth, funny and smart young ladies who have a clear vision for their future.  It is my privilege to call them friends.

The weekend of the pageant was awe inspiring. Each step was an experience that I enjoyed immensely.  On the final night I was a bunch of jumbled nerves -obviously in a good way. I had hoped that I would be sent on to nationals and was surprised when they called my name.  I knew that I did my best but I was up against major competition.  What a wonderful moment.  To have my name called and be crowned in front of my loved ones will be a memory that I will forever cherish. I’m not sure what other adventures this journey will take me on, but I can’t wait.  My family is already brainstorming some fundraising ideas and I have some people of interest out there for events. I  also look forward to learning more about my platform and getting involved with women and young teens about relationships and domestic abuse.

 Don’t forget to follow me on social media as I am always blogging, and posting updates daily about my journey!



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