My name is Sabrina and I am the current Miss Vancouver Island World! I’m so excited to have this opportunity and be representing not only Vancouver Island for the year of 2017, but also the whole province at the Miss World Canada pageant! I cannot wait for all the new experiences and wonderful opportunities this year will bring.
Three quick facts about me:
- I was born in Calgary, AB but was raised throughout British Columbia before returning to Alberta for my high school years
- My middle name is Rainbow
- So far I have three tattoos… and counting!
I am an only child with an amazing family and support system behind me.
I am a total Daddy’s Girl, since day one. We can often be seen cheering on the Victoria Royals and the Westshore Rebels at home games, yelling in the stands, and discussing games plays. My Dad has taught me so much, from how to drywall, to fixing my car, sports, and the odd advice about boys; but hey, at least he’s trying! My parents are most definitely “pageant parents”, they love the thrill of the week leading up and of course competition days. They are truly the backbone to my successes in everything in life and I couldn’t thank them enough.
My pageant journey began at the ripe age of 14 at Miss Teenage British Columbia 2012. Although I did not place, I learned an abundance of new skills and gained great friends, thank you Mikaela for putting up with me as your best friend and coach, and thank you Bailey and Amanda for always being my adopted supermoms. I took a year off and moved back to Alberta where I decided to compete again. Here I placed 2nd runner up and held the title of Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014. I then went on to place Top 20 at Miss Teenage Canada.
For the next 3 years I coached, mentored, judged and hosted. Until I saw an advertisement for Miss World Canada. I signed up immediately. I competed in Miss British Columbia World and placed 2nd runner up, I was so honoured to be crowned by one of my best friends and pageant sister who I began this journey with, Mikaela. This is a moment I will never forget and thank you again for putting up with my diva antics.
Some of my hobbies are traveling and camping, and there’s honestly no better place to camp than your own back yard when you live on Vancouver Island!
Everyone asks me what an Alberta girl is doing on the island, well, I applied to the University of Victoria to be closer to my Grandpa. The eldest of my grandparents and the one I have the closest bond with (also being his only biological grandchild), I felt it was my duty to look after him. 4 months into my first semester he became gravely ill. I made the decision to leave school to look after my Grandpa; family over everything. Today my Grandpa is in and all-care facility where he gets the full and proper and attention he needs and deserves. This year he turned 80.
I am so humbled to represent a part of British Columbia, the part where my family began. Thank you to all of my friends and family, sponsors, and pageant family.
Until next time,
Sabrina, Miss Vancouver Island World 2017