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Deer Lake‚Äôs Meghan House placed fourth in the Miss Canada Globe pageant in Toronto over the weekend out of 20 contestants. The placement qualifies her to compete on the international level for Canada.
DEER LAKE Meghan House took fourth place over the weekend in the Miss Canada Globe competition in Toronto.
The 20-year-old said it was a tough event to take part in, with competition high among the other contestants.
But she said she performed all the events to the best of her abilities and managed the fourth-place finish among more than 20 other ladies in her category.
Because House finished in the top five, it now means she will be working with the Miss Canada Globe for the next year, attending other competitions and various fundraising activities. She was the only contestant from this part of the province, with another Newfoundlander from the St. John‚Äôs area also taking part.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm just thrilled. I‚Äôm just so happy with how I did, I couldn‚Äôt believe it,‚ÄĚ she said over the phone.
‚ÄúI got a lot of support from home and that makes it even better.‚ÄĚ
House signed up for the event last year, heading around to various local businesses collecting sponsors. She hopes to study social work for a future career but for now, she said, she‚Äôll honour her new obligations as an international contestant.
Her top-five victory means she‚Äôll get to compete at the international level of the Miss Globe Pageant next year, as one of five Canadian contestants. She‚Äôll have to take part in at least two events per month in the next year and if she does win another title, another year could be added onto her schedule.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a commitment, but it‚Äôs one that I really don‚Äôt mind,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúMy plan is to still study social work eventually, but I really want to see this through, see where I can go with it.‚ÄĚ
Miss Canada Globe was founded 13 years ago with a purpose of acclaiming women from all over the country to represent Canada at various international pageants, such as Miss Globe and Miss Teen Worldwide. House said being from a rural area, she was impressed that she was treated just as well as contestants from Toronto or Montreal, and that anyone could have won.
‚ÄúIt really was something that anyone could do, doesn‚Äôt matter where you‚Äôre from or who you are,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúEven contestants from small areas can accomplish big things, that‚Äôs what I took away from this.‚ÄĚ
House is still waiting word as to the next competition or event in which she will take part. For now she‚Äôll bask in her pageant glory.