Jessica Grimmon

JESSICA GRIMMON
Height:
5’9″
Hometown:
Edmonton, AB

I am a black and white person, I truly feel that giving back to others, respecting the environment, and equal rights for everyone are key ingredients to a successful society. I hope people feel my compassion and have a warmed heart when I express my opinion because it is 100% pure and honest. It is unfortunate that the “rich” and “beautiful” are the ones idolized in our society today; because that to me is not what life is about. I strive to be a role model for the youth that parents encourage, not take away. Being a role model for young girls struggling with self-esteem issues is a goal I have as well as speaking to youth about anti bullying will be something I get involved with, crown on my head or not. This is the perfect opportunity to raise my voice and be heard, and I can hardly wait.

I may not have a PHD but I have excelled and pursued my passions in life; I have respected and appreciated the different gifts from god I was given. This is why I feel I am successful already in my life, even if I don’t win this pageant my hope and prayer would be that 1 young girl/boy struggling with image or social issues will be lifted by my encouragement and know she/he is not alone. I believe that everyone is beautiful in their own way and society’s standards do not delegate this enough to our vulnerable youth.

Sponsors:

Dr. A.J Seehra with Dental Studio Group, The Gilded Pear

Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).

English

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?

Singing, acting, cleaning organizing, writing poetry, dancing

List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.) 

Singing lessons, acting lessons, musical theatre, dance lessons, runway model training.

In what sports, if any, have you participated?

I was never athletic.

Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why? 

The character from the movie The Blind Side, “Leigh Anne Tuohy” played by Sandra bullock. She inspires me to be a better person and help those in need or who have been out casted. She taught me to be true to myself and follow what a believe is right.

What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?

Red cross volunteer, Winning bear babes charity calendar, D.A.R.E. award, television commercial, leads in school plays, honor student through elementary, I have a few things I am very proud of in my life that I have accomplished.  

What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?

I read a personal poem for a school project, and even the bullies in my class were moved. Them not knowing it was me I could see the impact it had on them at that moment. The teacher asked for a copy after class and I was feeling pretty proud. 

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?

Environmentalist, public speaker and a Mother. I want to influence society through public speaking, representing charities and running an anti bullying campaign.

What would be your “dream job” in life?

I would like to be a Public speaker at schools. Speaking about bullying, and getting more involved with the youth, especially young girls would be a dream. I would love to teach young girls about confidence, and that they are not alone. 

Are you currently a student?

No

Are you currently employed?

Yes

If yes, what is your occupation?

Dental assistant

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.  

West Edmonton. Mom was a single mom till age of 5, then I got adopted by an amazing man and now I have a new dad!

List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had. 

I was a giant life jacket mascot for Red Cross volunteering. I taught children about water safety. It was hilarious

List any volunteering you have done.

Red cross, peer support, bear babes charity calendar fundraiser.

What is your most unusual talent?

I like to sing opera in the shower.

Where is the most interesting place you have been to? 

Concentration camp

What do you hope to be doing in ten years?

I hope to be raising my children. Possibly owning a daycare or spa, and I hope to still be involved in charity work.

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