I can't believe it's all over! Today has been an emotional day of goodbyes, to the organizers and to all of my new friends from around the world (a pageant like this really makes strong bonds!). I am so honoured to have been part of this amazing event, to represent my country, to have met … Continue reading WMU Day 17: Sponsor Visits & Closing Ceremonies
Hello Canada! I am so honoured and humbled to say that I am bringing home the title of Miss Peace from the 27th World Miss University Pageant! Throughout our time here in China we spoke about what peace means to us and how we work towards peace on a daily basis. I am so grateful … Continue reading RESULTS: Canada is the 27th WMU Miss Peace!
Tonight, the 27th World Miss University will be crowned! I apologize for my posting absence over the last few days. Between my homework, rehearsals, and last night's pre-judging, I haven't had a moment to spare! But I am very excited for tonight's show! It will start at 6pm Beijing time, which means 5am for all … Continue reading WMU Day 16: Tonight is the Night!
Hello everyone! So today, before leaving on a plane back to Beijing, we got to spend the morning at Bama Tea, which is a tea company that makes Eight Horses Tea. We went through the entire tea process. We planted our own tea trees (Miss France and I planted one together), we plucked our own … Continue reading WMU Day 13: BAMA Tea Co. & Back to Beijing!
Today we had a lot of fun shopping in Xiamen! We are so lucky because this city is right on the coast of the ocean. I got to see pearls being plucked right from oysters! What an experience! Tomorrow we are off to Beijing. I can't think of a more amazing way to end our … Continue reading WMU Day 12: Singing in the Rain!
Today we started the day with a casual bike ride around the hotel in Xiamen and then spent the afternoon rehearsing! We also got some exciting news, that our final show will be moved to Beijing's Olympic Theatre! So in a few short days, it is back to Beijing for the final show on the … Continue reading WMU Day 11: Rehearsals
Today we got to relax and spend the afternoon at the beach in Xiamen! It has been a great day to rest and catch up on some sleep and homework. Today I learned that Xiamen is one of China's smallest cities, with a population of only 4 million people... To put this into perspective, Canada's … Continue reading WMU Day 10: Let’s go to the Beach
Just here looking at the ocean 🙂 Today has been a relaxing day of rehearsals and recovering from our busy schedules in Beijing and Shanghai. It has been a very fun day and all 55 of us girls have really gotten to get to know each other! Xiamen is beautiful. From what I've learned it … Continue reading WMU Day 9: Welcome to Xiamen!
Hello everyone! I need your help! It's time to start voting for World Miss University! Unfortunately it requires you to set up an account, but it only takes a second. Votes are counted as "likes" and you can only vote once for each contestant. I would love all of your support! Visit http://www.wmu.world to vote! … Continue reading Please Vote! #TeamValle
Ello Mate! So since today was mainly a travel day (from Shanghai to Xiamen) my Beijing roommate, Laura Smolej from Australia, decided to help me with my blog! So today we are going to go through some fun facts you might not have known about down under (I know after meeting Laura that Mary-Kate and … Continue reading 7 Fun Facts About Australia!