June 28, 2014 - 6:01 AM
KAMLOOPS - Natasha Trudell is a recent high school grad with a lot of confidence and a charitable heart and she is hoping those will help propel her to a win at the Miss B.C. pageant this weekend.
Trudell graduated from South Kamloops Secondary School this year and is also a dancer with the Academy of Dance. As the only Kamloops girl in the competition she hopes to be a role model for other young girls in the community.
“I wanted to join Miss B.C. because the focus is on inner beauty, which is something I believe needs to be noticed more in society,” Trudell says. “I believe that confidence is something that makes inner beauty shine bright.”
Contestants attend workshops throughout the weekend in interview training, self-esteem and assertiveness, self defence and choreography. The girls will be judged based on a private interviews with the judges and public interviews on stage as well as ‘personal expression’ in sportswear and evening wear.
The competition will begin Saturday, June 28 with a talent evening, Trudell will be dancing, and the final showcase evening will be held on Monday night, both in Langley. About 50 contestants from across the province will be taking part.
Winners of the Miss B.C. competition will attend community events and represent charities across the province. The main charity the pageant supports is Cops for Cancer and so far the program has raised more than $100,000 for the charity.
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