Age: 24 | Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Beaumont, AB
Joyanna Mitchell is an energetic, fun-loving person who is always interested in meeting new people. She completed a Bachelor of Management in Edmonton, Alberta, graduating with distinction and among the top of her class.
She is excited and motivated to establish herself, and to have a rewarding career in Human Resources Management.
One day Joyanna hopes to own her own Human Resources Consulting Firm and spend her free time helping to increase literacy rates in areas of need.
In her spare time she enjoys modeling, and staying physically active. Her love of travel has taken Joyanna backpacking across Western Europe, to the gorgeous beaches of Mexico, and to the amazing skyline of Hong Kong.
She would like to continue traveling and spend more time learning about local cultures and people.
If chosen to be Miss Universe Canada, Joyanna will be a positive and encouraging role model.
She will dedicate her time and efforts towards helping various charities and organizations with a literacy focus. Joyanna’s love of reading has been an inspiration to her and she hopes that with Miss Universe Canada she can help bring the wonderful adventures and endless possibilities of books to areas with low literacy rates.
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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?
- Being physically active
List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.)
- Dance (Ballet, Highland, Hip Hop, and Jazz)
- Figure Skating
In what sports, if any, have you participated?
- Figure Skating
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
My sister Kristin has had the most influence on me. I have always looked up to her. I get my love of reading and dancing from her and she is a continued inspiration for me. She has taught me so much and is one of my best friends.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?
My proudest personal accomplishment is graduating from university with distinction.
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 have climbed to the top of Chichen Itza, walked along the top of the Great Wall of China, and been to the top of the Eifel Tower.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
My career ambition is to manage my own Human Resources Consulting Firm. I am working toward this by continually refining my skills and learning as much as I can about the industry.
What would be your “dream job” in life?
My dream job would be to be successful enough with my Human Resources Consulting Firm that I could spend my time helping to increase literacy rates in areas in need.
Are you currently employed?
If yes, what is your occupation?
Administrative Support for the Government of Alberta
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in Beaumont, Alberta, and I had a great childhood with wonderful parents and an amazing sister. I have many happy memories of playing outside with my friends, camping with my family, and reading my favorite books. My family greatly influenced my love of reading. I remember lying on the beach with each member of my family enjoying the sun while absorbed in their latest book. My older sister read stories aloud with the most entertaining voices. Both my parents supported and encouraged me to develop strong reading skills. My family taught me to have a lifelong love of reading that I hope to pass onto others.
List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.
The most interesting job I have had has been with the Government of Alberta. It has been fascinating to see how the government works from the inside.
List any volunteering you have done.
Prospective Member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Edmonton Institution for Women – working on becoming appointed to the committee - January 2012-Current
CIBC Run for the Cure – registration and Package Pick up - Edmonton, AB - October 01, 2011
Corporate Challenge – Power Pull Official - Edmonton, AB - May 27, 2011
Concordia University College – Grad Committee Member - Edmonton, AB - October 2009-May 2010
What is your most unusual talent?
My most unusual talent is my ability to organize anything from groups of people to stacks of paper.
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
The most interesting place I have been is Hong Kong.
What do you hope to be doing in ten years?
In ten years I hope to have a strong and fulfilling career, and be a kind, warm, and loving mother.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
What aspects of your personality will help you be a great Miss Universe Canada?
I am a smart, hardworking person who is always interested in learning new things. I am motivated and dedicated towards my goals and aspirations. I hope to apply these facets of my personality to being a great Miss Universe Canada.