Alina Tsymbalarou

 

Age: 25 | Height: 5’9
Hometown: London, ON

 

Alina Tsymbalarou was born in Moldova and immigrated to Canada when she was 13 years old.  She is fluent in Russian, Romanian and English. When she arrived she did not speak English and had to make a quick adjustment to her new home.

She embraced Canada and its entrepreneurial spirit, using it as motivation to better herself and embark on a successful career. She is grateful to be able to call herself Canadian and proud to live in a country that supports its people and provides every citizen with opportunity.

Her ambition in life is to never stop growing and developing herself as a person, constantly challenging herself physically, mentally and in her career. She recently travelled down to Lima, Peru to volunteer her time to help care for children at an orphanage.

She describes the experience as the most influential moment in her life, driving her continued desire to not only give her time, but to continue to work hard so she can support these causes financially. She quotes Margaret Thatcher, “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions.”

Alina currently is the manager of a Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, She puts in long hours and is passionate about providing the best possible care. Starting in the field at the young age of 17, she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the cosmetic beauty industry. Currently she is implementing a partnership between the Clinic and two charitable organizations that help support individuals and families that have been affected by cancer. She is empathetic to patient’s concerns and puts their wellbeing as her highest priority.

Sponsored by: Family and Friends.

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

Russian, Romanian and English.

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

In my spare time I enjoy boxing to keep in shape. Also, whenever I get the chance to be adventurous I like to go target shooting or sky diving.

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

As part of the curriculum at the Moldovan National Academy of Arts I have studied sketching, drawing, and fine arts. I am also board certified in pharmaceutical grade cosmetics and skin care. I am, and feel we all should be, trained and certified in CPR, you never know when you might have the chance to save a life.

In what sports, if any, have you participated?

In high school I played for the basketball team. Currently, I incorporate boxing into my workout routine.

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

Outside of my family, the person who has had the most influence on my life is Dr. Yaz at the Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. I have learned a great deal from her by watching her enthusiasm and commitment to her business and how much pride she takes in providing the best possible care for her patients. There is no doubt that she has helped shape me into the person I am today.

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

Thus far, I feel that obtaining a management position at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic has been my proudest personal accomplishment. It is a demanding role as I direct a staff of 20 medical professionals on a daily basis.

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

Coming to a new country, with zero knowledge of the English language or Canadian culture was a very interesting time in my life. Adapting to a new country and culture while starting school was challenging, but facing it head-on has made me feel I have the ability to accomplish anything.

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

I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have been given in the position that I currently hold. However, I would like to be financially independent so that I could concentrate more on helping issues close to my heart; for example, orphanages and schools in underdeveloped countries.

I recently travelled to Peru to learn more about these efforts and contribute first-hand.  I am involved with several projects that are being developed in poor and impoverished areas concentrating on social development, education, and health care.

What would be your “dream job” in life?

I would love to have my own business in the beauty industry where I am financially free and I am able to launch a foundation to help less fortunate children in undeveloped countries.

Are you currently a student?

Yes

If yes, where?

Area of study: I am currently completing a business and leadership program at Seneca College.

Are you currently employed?

I work at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.

If yes, what is your occupation?

I am the clinic manager.

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

I was born and raised in Moldova a small country in Eastern Europe.

Most of my childhood was spent with my grandparents helping them with daily tasks that included making our own wine, honey, and preserves for the winter.

List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had. 

In high school on Saturday mornings I worked at a fish market.

List any volunteering you have done.

My most recent volunteering experience was in Lima, Peru at several local orphanages.

What is your most unusual talent?

I am a really good target shooter, actually you could say I am a really good shot, but it sounds better when you put target in front of it.

Where is the most interesting place you have been?

The most interesting place I have been to was Macchu Pichu (one of the Seven Wonders of the World).

What do you hope to be doing in ten years?

In ten years I hope to be running the most philanthropic beauty clinic in Canada with direct ties to multiple charitable groups. I would also like to experience motherhood, the greatest gift a woman can give is love for her children.

Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?

I am an epicurean and enjoy trying unique multicultural and diverse cuisines. One of the many delicacies that I have tried was a traditional Peruvian dish “Cuy Chactado” which is actually guinea pig. However I have to admit that well prepared cocoa and chocolate is my all time favorite.

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