Hi everyone! I’m Samriddhi, your new Miss Teenage Lower Mainland. I couldn’t be any more thrilled to be able to say that! Miss Teenage British Columbia gave me more than just a crown, sash, and title; it gave me amazing new friends. When I applied for this pageant, I had no clue what to expect. This was my first ever pageant and I didn’t expect to have created so many friendships, but I did. I will always cherish the experience of this pageant and I hope to create many more special bonds during the Miss Teenage Canada pageant. Thank you to everyone for their continuous support! Before I continue talking about my background, I would like to talk about my platform first, as it is something that I deeply believe in and it is this belief that has brought me to where I stand today.

My main focus with the pageant is to spread self-love. Self love is all about teaching young girls to love themselves regardless of race, religion or culture. When you’re filled with love, you’re ready to spread love. The process starts with loving your own self first. It’s about respecting your body, and knowing that you can make a huge difference, if you just believe in yourself. Looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you’re beautiful, strong, compassionate and you hold the power to do anything you wish, is an incredible way to love yourself. It’s so important to believe that you have the power to feel beautiful and I would love it if I could make young girls feel that love and respect for themselves. So, here’s to knowing more about me!

I was born in British Columbia, but at the age of 3, I moved to New Delhi, India. I lived in India for about 4 years and even did a few years of schooling there. When I was 6 years old, I enrolled in the National School of Drama. During that time, I played my first ever role as a grandmother.  It was hard to portray but that made me love the complexity of acting. Soon after, we moved back to B.C. and I became aware of a local theatre company. My elder sister and I joined and continued to polish our acting skills. A lot of my acting skills and techniques have developed from watching my sister. During my time at the theatre company, I played various roles such as a puppeteer, pirate, and also a school principal.

I was very active in my elementary school and I was involved in basically everything. My time was spent helping at the breakfast club, library, assemblies and doing the morning announcements. I also created and ran the Young Writer’s Club in grade 5. In grade 6 I took a part in my school’s musical called “Spring Games” and had a big solo song and dance. Being a hyper child and not being able to sit still for too long, I decided to join dance classes. Kathak is a traditional classical dance form of the Indian culture. I have been learning Kathak for 3 years and my trio attained the first place prize at the Surrey Festival of Dance, last year.

At the start of high school, I decided to take a part in the Delta Film Academy. I learned from industry professionals and continued my education on the film industry. I played the lead role in a short film, during my time at the academy. The film was created by Kama Sood and titled “The Test”. Soon after, during the summer of 2016, I signed on with an acting agency. Besides acting, I enjoy poetry writing thoroughly. My interests also include drawing/painting and cooking/baking.

I strongly believe that everything that I have achieved in my life is through the belief of self love. It’s all about your own thought process and believing in yourself. I’m very grateful for everyone’s love and support. Be sure to continue following me throughout my reign to learn more about my insights and to follow all of my social media accounts to be a part of my journey, as a Miss Teenage Canada delegate!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time,

Love, Miss Teenage Lower Mainland 2017.

Written by: Samriddhi

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