Age: 23 | Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Brampton, ON
Jade has and continues to have high expectations for herself. She has always been referred to as a responsible and reliable woman, with a driven attitude and positive outlook.
She has always pictured her career as an emergency room doctor, and although many times her fate had been steered in the opposite direction, Jade can now proudly say that she is taking steps towards medical school.
After graduating from high school, Jade set aside her dreams and pursued a career in creative advertising, attending class for two years at Seneca College. This was a great experience for her, granting her the opportunity to network, and to feel comfortable and confident as a public speaker and marketer.
Jade has recently graduated from George Brown College with a certificate in Pre-health sciences. As an honor student she is determined to reach her goals, and be the best that she could ever be. Not only does Jade work hard in school, but she works two jobs, waitressing and bartending, supporting her own education, and all other assets.
With such a busy schedule, Jade has made multi-tasking a part of her everyday life. It is rare for Jade to have time for herself but when she does she enjoys the luxuries life has to offer.
Jade has a passion for culture and would love to experience different customs, languages and beliefs through travel and research. Eventually she plans to travel, assisting and providing medical attention to individuals living in underdeveloped countries Jade lives an active lifestyle and thrives on her health.
She enjoys snowboarding and skiing, dancing and literature. Jade is very creative and spends her free time writing poetry and short stories. She also loves yoga as it makes for a calm, focused and sharp mental and physical state. Other hobbies Jade has excelled in include sports such as soccer, volleyball and basketball. Jade hopes to make a legacy for herself, inspiring others to pursue their dreams, and to fight no matter what obstacles life may bring.
If blessed with the Miss Universe Canada title, Jade plans to create a platform helping young people with self-esteem and confidence issues, encouraging them to ignore the negative and focus on the positive. She strongly believes that there is so much more to life then what is portrayed by the media and she lives by a simple motto, oddly consisting of ten words, two letters each word; “If it is to be it is up to me!”
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Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
My interests include, sports (soccer, snowboarding, basketball, and volleyball), yoga, writing short stories and poetry, learning about various cultures or random facts.
Of my interests the one I enjoy the most is yoga, as it give me a chance to relax, bring my mind, body and soul back to a balance and get rid of the negative energy.
List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.)
Dance – Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop
Sports – Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
In what sports, if any, have you participated?
Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
The person in my life that has influenced me the most in my life is my boyfriend. He has influenced me the most because he has such a positive outlook on life. No matter what situation he been through he always finds a way to see the better side. He has built a stable life for himself even when the odds were against him. He inspires me to be a better person, a stronger woman and fight that much harder for my dreams and goals.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?
My proudest personal accomplishment is not giving up on my goals when the odds were against me and all doors were closed.
What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?
The most unique thing that has happened to me would have to be swimming with dolphins.
I think the most interesting thing about me is my ability to really listen and respond to other people in accordance with what they are talking about. I feel that not many people truly listen to each other.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
My career ambition is to become an emergency room physician and eventually travel to underdeveloped countries providing medical attention to those who need it. Currently I am working toward getting my undergraduate degree and my future plan is to attend medical school, graduate and become a doctor.
What would be your “dream job” in life?
Emergency Room Physician
Are you currently a student?
If yes, where?
Area of study:
George Brown College – Pre Health Science
Are you currently employed?
If yes, what is your occupation?
Bartender, Waitress, Office Keyholder (for an online kid’s clothing company)
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in various areas in the GTA of Toronto. My childhood wasn’t a normal childhood as I spent a lot of time moving from place to place. Although I did not have the best childhood I made the best of what I did have. I spent a lot of time with family and friends and loved playing sports and dancing.
List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.
I have had fairly normal jobs throughout my life.
List any volunteering you have done.
In- home visitor
What is your most unusual talent?
Curling my tongue
Where is the most interesting place you have been to?
Puerto Rico – The culture and customs really intrigued me
What do you hope to be doing in ten years?
In the next ten years I hope to be just starting my career as an emergency room physician. Growing my family with my future husband and just being successful in that I am happy and have achieved my goals and are working to achieve new goals with my future husband.