Hey everyone!

Yesterday I was just to tired to blog so I’ll just recap the last two days for you. Yesterday was filled with rehearsals from sunrise to sunset followed by the preliminary competition. That means the top 20 has been decided! We were judged on runway, bathing suite and evening gown. I felt really good about my showing so my fingers are crossed for tomorrow!

Today we had rehearsals again all day but this time a special visitor came to take part. Luke BilykPhoto: Like always my ability to capture a man's attention is parallel to none. Luke Bilyk, its evident we are soulmates. from Degrassi! Degrassi is actually my favorite show ever since I was twelve so meeting my screen crush was super cool. The numbers are looking good and I am excited for tomorrow! Tonight was the Talent Gala and it was hands down the best talent show I have ever to/in ever. It was like taking each girl that is the best in the country at her genre and craft and putting them all in a show together. Photo: On the red carpet today lookin like an A lister and what not, lol.Not one person duplicated a talent and it was an insane show. I felt so happy to be a part of it, I only wish my family could have been here. We have yet to know the winner but honestly how in the world do you pick a winner from all of that!?

The food tonight was an amazing buffet and we got  unlimited dessert. Needless to say I cheated a little (I am in my bathing suite for the world tomorrow night haha oops..) A girl only has so much will power. I am thrilled for what tomorrow has to bring and I can not believe the winner will be crowned tomorrow night!

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-Danyelle Dreger

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Hello!

Well today was a good one. I woke up and saw a panda exclusively at the Toronto Zoo! What an exciting wake up. I got to rock my new hiking boots from Hi-Tec Shoes which was a super awesome break from my high heels. Light 92 FM back home called me for an interview and it will air tomorrow morning so that was exciting, it’s nice to keep my home town informed and keep in touch on my journey.Photo Today at lunch I broke down from lack of sleep and physical and emotional exhaustion. Thank God for my brother because one call to him and a ten minute time out did the trick and I was back in the game better than ever.

The rest of the day was fun filled with rehearsal and a presentation by S-Trip! including free pink sunglasses (so cool.) After rehearsal we got all dressed up and went to Medieval Times in Toronto, it was hands down my favorite part of the week so far. How amazing! We each got practically a whole chicken to ourselves along with ribs, potatoes, soup and desert, SO good. Best of all…we ate with our hands while we watched live jousting and horse tricks! For two hours it felt like the pageant didn’t exist and I was out on a girls night with friends being care free and having fun, that was a well needed break. We even fit in for the first venue ever because everyone wore crowns and not just us!

Today was great and tomorrow is competition, after tomorrow the top 20 will be decided so I am very excited and nervous. The competition aspect is just setting in and so I am Photogetting in a focused zone so I do my very best tomorrow. I am so thankful we get nine whole hours of sleep tonight! For the on average of three-five I’ve gotten every night that amount of sleep seems like a gift straight from God. Anyways I will keep you informed on tomorrow and if you would like to watch me compete on Saturday you will be able to do so by going to www.missteencanadaworld.com on Saturday at 8pm Toronto time for a live stream.

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-Danyelle Dreger

 

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Hey everyone!

Today’s blog will be kept short and sweet do to the lack of sleep I’ve been dealing with. We got to go to yoga today! That was easily my favorite part of the day. So much fun and a chance to stretch and exercise equals a happy Miss Teen Regina. After Yoga this morning we came back to the hotel and started learning routines for the show. I am so excited for it to be here! The jitters and excitement are slowly arriving. Photo: Thank you to Costa Blanca, Garage and Union Fit Yoga for the amazing $50 gift cards and yoga session today!We practiced for a very long time and then went to shop at Garage clothing and eat dinner at the Eaton Centre. We got $50 to spend at garage and I bought new jeans and three new shirts which I am in love with. I am wearing them currently and it’s a refresher to be in jeans for a few hours.

I formed a very close sisterhood with some girls here and we plan to stay in Toronto a few extra days together after the pageant and travel to New York together, I am so thankful for this pageant and meeting them. I love my girls here and at this point we are all friends and there are no cliques or boundaries. What a fantastic atmosphere! I got to call my mom today and it is great to here from home while I am away. Shout out to my little brother who will be playing high level Rugby Nationals in August where there will be scouts! (He just got back from being at the qualifying camp and it is a proud week for everyone in my household.) Go team! I think my body is getting used to no sleep and tomorrow is basically a ten hour dance class/rehearsals. 6 am make up and hair done in Photo: Fun at Union Fit Yoga today!heels is life here, I am so thankful for my new jeans right now. What’s cool is ten of us girls can get the exact same thing and not worry about matching jeans because we live across the country and will never have to worry about ‘who wore it best’ so it’s cool to see you buy the exact same outfit as the girl in front and behind you in line. The competition is edging nearer and I am excited!

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-Danyelle Dreger

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Hey everyone!

I can not even stress how exciting this journey is or how much this week is leaving me awe struck. Every second is a true blessing and I am so privileged to be here. This opportunity will never be forgotten. Today was a whirlwind that started by waking up at four thirty in the morning. PhotoWe appeared on breakfast television at 6 am and it was so exciting to see behind the sets of live t.v. We then went for breakfast at a beautiful outdoor patio restaurant in a large park downtown which was very pretty and a nice change from downtown Toronto. I should mention this morning was the first time we have left the hotel or breathed fresh air since we arrived. It was awesome, I like to explore. After breakfast we went to the C.N. Tower which was fun for most of the girls to watch me panic as we ascended high into the sky. The elevator ride up and down was horrifying but I was brave enough to step on the glass floor at the top with some help from my girl friends.

Brittany (my roommate as well as my bus buddy) were stuck consoling me the whole time and were very kind. I love my two Brittany’s to bits. Brittany two is from here in Toronto and we are already planning visits. Meeting connections from across the country is awesome, these girls are great and I am so encouraged to be among st the next generation of doctors, psychologists, journalists and great powerful woman like me who have insane drive for life. After the C.N Tower we had a scavenger hunt in the Distillery District of Toronto which is like a cobblestone English feeling section in Toronto. It is gorgeous and Brittany and I tried to watch the dancers at the national dance school in class for the longest time with no avail. I love the arts so it was an amazing time. It was funny to see 63 other girls get as crazy competitive as me over a fun scavenger hunt, normally I am the only crazy psychotic competitive girl over fun things. Watching 64 girls literally sprinting in heels around the square was such a laugh to see but I had so much fun.

After the distillery we went shopping at Cassa Blanca in the Mall, they gave all of us $50 gift cards to use which was so nice! The clothes were beautiful and all the girls’ new outfits looked stunning. The good fashion here makes me want to cry tears of joy. We got a lot of picture takers and on lookers in public today but that was no surprise and I had fun with it. The staff at Casa Blanca was so nice and helpful it was crazy! Members of cooperate came down just to see us there, what an ego booster. When we all had new clothes (like any of us need ANOTHER outfit) we went to Much Music. PhotoThat was the best and most surreal part of my week so far. Everyone at home was watching and though it was the coolest thing ever and I felt like the coolest thing ever being there. I love Much Music and watch it almost everyday so meeting everyone and being on set was the coolest experience ever.

Today was a jam packed day but full of fun and excitement. A lot of the girls are running on no energy and no sleep so attitudes are starting to come out which is interesting to me. It’s interesting to observe how 64 girls together interact and behave under stress, pressure, exhaustion and fatigue. I packed snacks for the week and power nap on the bus as well as remind myself how blessed I am to be here enjoying this which keeps me in check and having a great time so I hope I can try and pass some of that off to the other girls who are starting to wear down. We ended today by getting our new free shoes from HI-TEC which is a great way to end any day in my opinion. Mine arePhoto: Just getting eaten with my new Victoria Secret co-model @missteensouthernalberta. If we were one person combined we would be the perfect VS angel! purple hiking boots which are super cool and I get to use them tomorrow morning at our workout, I’m so excited to get to workout! The lack of sleep can not get me down this week because every second is an incredible journey and a new adventure. I am so lucky to be here and every experience is a good one.

My family at home is supporting me like crazy and my dad surprise me today by saying he booked me radio interviews from back at home to keep my city updated, I am so lucky to have my family! All of my extended family and my friends have shown unbelievable support over social media and I feel so supported and loved. It encourages me to give my very best to the competition and enjoy every minute I have here. Support is such a fantastic and heart warming thing. I am off to bed for another busy and exciting day tomorrow but don’t forget to vote for me daily at www.missteencanada.com to win! That would be awesome:)

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-Danyelle Dreger

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Hey everyone!

So since I landed here yesterday so much has gone on. Yesterday I met my roommate who I absolutely love. Brittany Clough from B.C. we are practically the same human being and I love my life here with her. Perfect roommate. We met four of Photo: Just got settled in Toronto! Multiple people stopped me for pictures in the airport and I could not feel more flattered or welcomed for my week. Here we come!our sponsors yesterday at our welcome mixer and got free cookies and shoes which is every girl’s dream come true! It was a lot of fun and a fantastic way to kick of the week.

Today was filled with a video interview of three questions that will be aired on-line, a photo shoot and our interview with the judges to get scored on. The interview went great and I felt very prepared and relaxed because of my pageant coaching with Kaya Palmer (coach of Miss Canada, Camille.) I feel very blessed to be here and am having an unforgettable week. While waiting for interviews I had a lot of time to get to know the girls and everyone here has an insane story just like mine. I can not stress how much I am refreshed to be in a room with 66 other girls all equally driven and passionate about life and the things in it. That in itself is more motivation and support then I will ever need in my life. I wish I had them around all the time because we all just get each other, it’s insane.

The more I learn about each girl the more I see everyone’s hard work to be here and that every girl here would be a fantastic Miss Teen Canada-WorldPhoto 2013, and for those of us who are not I am happy to know Canada has these incredible woman placed throughout the country who are changing lives and communities. Beauty is really in these girls souls and I cannot imagine greater power than all of us here together. Tomorrow we appear on breakfast television as well as Much Music and I am so excited for those events as well as the chance to leave the hotel get fresh air and see Toronto! The CN Tower is going to be crazy! Can’t wait. That being said I wake up in six hours so good night!

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Danyelle Dreger

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Hey everyone!

I leave to compete at the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant TOMOROW! How did this get here so soon!? Time as a title holder is truly flying by. I am so proud of all the hard work I’ve put in up to this point and have truly shocked myself at just how capable I am if you give me a little bit of power. All of my preparing has led up to this week and I am anxiously awaiting what it will be like. I do not receive an itinerary so I am extremely excited at all the surprises I will encounter throughout the week. The girls all seem like lovely individuals and I am so excited to be able to share a week being empowered by other like minded females that share the same passions and drive for bettering and influencing Canada with me.

I guess now is the time to think about the prospect of winning, show time is finally here. I think being Miss Teen Canada is much more than being a pretty face or a special person for a year. To me being Miss Teen Canada means being a young lady of integrity that is passionate about Canada and how to be a strong ambassador for the country. My personal thoughts are that if you are competing for the sparkles and stage time then your heart is in the wrong place. I believe Miss Teen Canada should have the motivation and passion to get down and dirty helping around Canada as well as globally and should work her butt off to promote her platform and be a role model and leader for the younger generation. The sparkles and glamour is fantastic fun, and in today’s society your image counts for everything. That being said things like stage presence, personal appearance and confidence are fantastic things to be graded on in competition because Miss Teen Canada needs to be strong in all of those areas to be a strong public figure in the media. I believe the winner should radiate confidence, relatability, passion and maturity. This is an outline of the girl I wish to win the competition.

Becoming Miss Teen Canada essentially means you have been acknowledged for your hard work as a title holder at the provincial level and have been selected to jump to a national title holder because your drive and passion, as well as leadership could be used to a much larger extent on a global scale. I am in no way listing these qualities in the hopes to push that I will win, of coarse we all want to win. My hope for Canada is simply that the winner is a girl with those qualities and will make all of the other contestants proud to be represented under her as they continue their year as provincial title holders. I am extremely excited and not an ounce nervous. I am about to embark on the week of my life and am extremely proud of myself and every other girl who has made there way to this point with me. No one but a title holder will ever understand the work that goes into being a beauty queen and the organizational abilities and attention to detail you must have. All of us are going to be very successful as individuals in life because we possess these qualities, and I pray every girl continues to be a leader in her community throughout her life and endorses her platform far past this contest.

Miss Teen Canada-World has taught me discipline like none other. It has shown me true friendship, how far a families love can spread and what a little bit of passion for something can blossom into. I am so thankful for everyone on my journey so far and look forward to the rest of my year as a title holder. Not a day will be wasted as Miss Teen Regina-World and I already have two charity events lined up for the week I return home. Getting to be involved in the community and make a difference in this way is truly phenomenal. I hope all the other title holders are having experiences like mine and are truly living out every second of their titles. I am so proud of everyone and am so excited to see 60 other remarkable ladies tomorrow. Tomorrow at 4am I will be on a flight to Toronto looking my best, preparing to step off a plane and enter the most impacting week of my life. I will keep you all posted and look forward to tomorrow!

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-Danyelle Dreger

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