A little bit about me…
My name is Megan Jagersma, I am 20 years old and from Coaldale Alberta. I am the current reigning Miss Southern Alberta World 2020, and eagerly looking forward to meeting everyone at the Miss World Canada 2020 Pageant this November.
The past year has been a chapter of growth. Being awarded the title Miss Southern Alberta 2019 was an opportunity I will cherish and hold my standards to forever. I have now obtained the current Miss Southern Alberta World 2020 title and I could not be more excited. Having a title, working with different organizations, public speaking and overall just being a pageant girl has given me so many memorable learning experiences and opportunities. I have found more confidence and happiness within myself, and I am eager to showcase my improvements on a national level. Having the chance to compete at Miss World Canada, will allow me to strengthen my stage and public speaking skills while sharing information about a cause very important to me, Animal Rights. I believe some issues are not spoken about enough. My objective is to protect animals while fighting different injustices such as animal testing, dog fighting, and irresponsible animal breeding in North America.
Alongside pageantry, modelling has been a big part of my life for the past 4 years. I have graced many major Canadian Runways such as Vancouver Fashion Week, Western Canada Fashion Week and have competed in different modelling conventions such as Top Model Search Canada and Faces West Vancouver. I travelled to Istanbul Turkey in the summer of 2019, where I worked on my first modelling contract. Travelling to a country so different from my own, opened my eyes to different cultures and lifestyles. This expanded my global perspective of not only the fashion industry and modelling but also our roles as individuals on such a small shared planet.
At the end of July, I was trained online by Canadian Supermodel Coco Rocha, where I learned the art of pose. I look forward to a 3 day long camp with Coco in February of 2021.
Subsequently. I used my regional title to volunteer and help out at some local events. This includes working the Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast and leading ponies, serving farmers on UFA agriculture day, taking part in the judging panel at the Claresholm Highschool Prom, and I modelling for some local designers in the Spring Fling Fashion show, put on in support of the Special Olympics.
Oftentimes I am in a photoshoot or prepping for a pageant. When I do have spare time, I enjoy occupying it by riding my mule for both our physical and mental fitness. With over 7 years of competitive equestrian experience, I try to squeeze a ride into my busy schedule at least once a week.
I also enjoy hiking in the mountains, travelling, up-cycling old furniture, collecting plants, eating cookie dough ice-cream and taking my pet goat Lenny for walks.
I have recently upgraded some courses online and would like to pursue a career in animal sciences. Since helping animals is a strong passion of mine, I would like to further my career by completing a veterinarian assistant course 2020-2021.
I will be a voice for the voiceless, and by competing at Miss World Canada, I will be able to do so on a greater level. I look forward to my first National Pageant and I am determined to showcase myself to the best of my ability.