Hi everyone, my name is Hayley Bowdery and I am your reigning Miss World Ontario 2020. Being the Miss World Ontario is both an honour and a privilege, and I am so excited to be able to experience this with my fellow pageant sisters. Miss World Canada will be the second pageant I have done with MTC- W Inc, as I have competed in Miss Teenage Canada in 2015.
For my first blog post, I want you guys to get to know me a little bit. I was born in British Columbia and lived there until I was 5 years old. My parents then packed up our things and we moved to a small town in Ontario named Bradford.
When I was 5 years old, I started Irish dancing. Since then I have competed in various competitions such as the Canadian Irish dance Championships, the North American Irish dance Championships and I even travelled to Scotland and England to compete in the World Irish dance Championships. To balance out the intensity or Irish dancing, I also took ballet and musical theatre. I loved musical theatre because in order to make it work, you had to become one with the character you were playing. Through my years of being in musical theatre I have gotten to dance the roles of a Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz, Wednesday Addams and a kindergarten school girl.
Aside from dancing, I have learned various instruments such as the violin, piano, harp and I am currently learning the ukulele. I also played the tuba during my high school music class.
I graduated from high school in 2018 and also started my first year at Trent University getting my bachelor of science in Forensic Science. I studied there for 2 years, but am currently in the works of changing my major to Nursing.
To end my first blog post, I want to remind everyone that we will not be able to get through this pandemic if we don’t work together. I advise everyone to continue to stay at home and continue to do your part in flattening the curve. Lastly, I want to thank all the nurses and doctors, grocery store clerks and everyone else who is risking their lives everyday during the pandemic.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Keep up with me and follow my socials!
Stay safe everyone.
xo Hayley Bowdery, Miss World Ontario 2020.