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April 28, 2016 12:00 AM

After being crowned as a provincial finalist in Miss Teenage Saskatchewan, Lloydminster's Blessy Delfin will now head to Toronto to compete in nationals for Miss Teen Canada.

Newly crowned Miss Teenage Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, is heading to Ontario to represent the Border City in the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 competition.
Blessy Delfin was one of 10 finalists out 18 girls who competed in provincials, which took place in Saskatoon April 21, and she’ll now travel to Toronto this summer to compete for the main title in July.
“I’m so excited, I like to travel and going to Toronto is one of my dreams,” said the 16-year-old Holy Rosary High School student.
“I’m excited—especially to represent Lloydminster—it’s like two big things happening.”
Earlier this month she went to Saskatoon where pageant organizers taught the girls how to walk the runway before showing off their evening gowns and swim suits.
Then after a quick question and answer session it was revealed that Defin was a provincial finalist and she was presented with her crown as Miss Teenage Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
She is still waiting on her sash, and once received, she’ll tour around Lloydminster to present it as part of her provincial win.
“Then all of us finalists are going to Toronto on July 17,” said Delfin, then added with a giggle.
“And I will get the title of Miss Teenage Canada 2016 if it’s God’s will that I win.”
Delfin will be up against nearly 75 girls from around the country, but the Lloydminsterite might just have a chance, as she’s no stranger to pageants and performing after already gaining a lot of experience in her 16 years.
She said she starting doing pageants when she was four years old and has also worked as an actress in her home town of Arayat in the Philippines. 
At just nine years old she started doing acting workshops with the Diamond Star Agency in Manila, giving her the opportunity to act in telenovelas and commercials.
“We were in television with my family; I started shooting with big actors and stars back home and I stopped because I had to come here,” she said, but insisted moving to Canada was worth the sacrifice.
She said her favourite thing about pageantry isn’t winning or losing, but the overall experience, which accounts for 95 per cent of her reason to participate.
Meeting different girls and celebrating their differences is also amazing, she said, and she likes talking to new people and learning about them as well.
“Also, when I was young I was really girly so pageants are a nice thing,” she joked.
If it is God’s will that Delfin win Miss Teenage Canada that will only bring her to the next step, where she’ll then compete for Miss Teenage Universe—something she said she’ll be obliged to do.
In the meantime she said she’d like to thank the Lloydminster community for the help and support thus far and she looks forward to representing the Border City this summer at nationals.

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