Hey everyone!! My name is Hannah Cassidy, and as of January 20th I was chosen as a finalist at the Miss Teen Ontario World Pageant, currently holding the title, ‘Miss Teen Bruce County World 2013.’ I am 16 years old from a little town called Port Elgin. I was born in London, Ontario, September 20th, 1996 to Anne and Nick Cassidy. I was the seventh child born into the family, with three more to follow me. Yes, you did the math right, I come from a family of ten children! Josh, Ben, Zach, Jacob, Joseph, Mary, Caleb, Rachel, and Rebekah!! I love having a big family and it has shaped me into the person I am today. Family is very important to me, and all my siblings and I have grown up so close together. From Josh’s humour, to Rebekah’s quick witty remarks, everyday I feel so privileged and grateful to have all of my sibling helping and supporting me along my life journey.
Some of my interests include, athletics, photography, singing and playing guitar. I am all for the sports and physical training!! In school I like to try out everything and keep active all the time with different sports! Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, lacrosse, badminton, and track and field are sports teams that I am apart of with my school. Basketball is my favourite sport and is what I live for during the year! I also play outside of school on a team. I also enjoy working out whenever I can, and challenging myself with new programs. I currently train with a personal trainer from Owen Sound, who pushes me to give all I’ve got, which usually leaves me with jello legs the next day. In spare time I love taking pictures, and singing and playing guitar! I loooovvveee music!! Singing gives me the best feeling! I taught myself how to play guitar about two years ago, and ever since I never put it down!
When I’m not busy with sports, I am usually working at one of my jobs. When I was younger my sister was asked to work at a small fashion boutique that a family friend owned. Ever since then I can remember going into the store and always helping out the owner and tagging along with her admiring her sense of fashion. When I was old enough I began working in the store with customers and doing merchandising throughout the store. I was also very privileged to have been taken to the Toronto Gift Show, as well as to New York for Fashion Week to go to the Fashion Mode Show. Since working at ‘Sisters on Huron’ my interest in fashion has escalated so much! This seems to cause a hole in my pocket sometimes but I love doing it!! Then about a year ago I decided I wanted to ameliorate my resume by adding more experience. So I applied for a position at the local gym facility. I was given the job and love the atmosphere there! I don’t even consider it a job because I love going there, and the people are all great!
Although I do seem to keep busy with all these things I make sure to leave lots of time for my academics. Ever since I was little doing my best at school and working hard was very important to me. Achieving highest academic achievement all through elementary school gave me a big boost of confidence that I could do whatever I wanted if I put my mind to it. Assuring that I achieve honour roll every semester through high school is a little goal I set for my self, and so far with my determination have been achieving it! I am currently enrolling in lots of science classes, physical education, and kinesiology. I am pushing my self to attain high marks so that I can go off to University for health sciences. In the future I would like to have a career in health, as well as to do fitness training.
Having fun and spending lots of time with my friends is one of the most important things to me!! You only have on life, so you have to live it to the fullest! Its okay to be crazy and laughing so hard you start crying sometimes, thats what gets me through my days aha! My best friend, Alli, is the person who I could not live without! Her and I are usually considered to be the same person, since we look and act the exact same. We spend every second of the day together; usually laughing the whole time. When i need help, she’s there, when I’m sad, she makes me laugh, and when I’m bored… well that never happens when we are together! Friendships are so important to me and I don’t know where I’d bewithout all these wonderful people in my life.
Well that pretty much sums up me! Although I feel like as soon as I post this I will probably remember something I should have written aha! I am so happy and excited about this journey to Miss Teen Canada World and I hope that you will all stay tuned by reading my blog and following me on all my social media sites. Thank you for all the love and support, I couldn’t do this without everyone! Mwuuuahhh :*
Hannah Cassidy 🙂 <3
Miss Teen Bruce County World 2013