Miss Grand Canada 2021 Meet the Delegates

21 May 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Grand Canada organization is all set to host the 2021 edition where twenty-three stunning ladies are all set to compete for the national crown and win the opportunity to represent Canada at Miss Grand International 2021. Miss Grand Canada 2020 Sara Winter will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

This year’s batch boasts of stunning and talented divas who could be a strong representative of Canada at the upcoming edition of Miss Grand International. So, without further ado, here are the delegates of Miss Grand Canada 2021 –

Aiona Santana

Aiona Santana is a 21-year-old Canadian model, singer, dancer, and actress who is passionate about humanitarian work. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice, and a Minor in Arts Management from Carleton University. She is a polyglot who speaks English, French, Spanish, and Flemish. Aiona Santana is not new to the pageant world, she has represented Canada on both a national and international scale and has thrived when sharing the Canadian culture internationally.

Alisha Brown

Alisha is a very vibrant and passionate woman who has the drive to succeed in anything she puts her mind to. She has over 20 years of experience in the performing arts industry and feels very at home on a big stage. In the past she has held the title of Miss Calgary world 2019, which led her to competing on the Miss world Canada stage where she placed top 20 and won the overall Talent award. A highlight and funny story from her year, was hosting Miss Earth Canada 2019, where she had to stall and improvise for 10 minutes and was able to get the whole audience singing with her. Currently, Alisha holds the title of Miss Tourism Canada 2021, and will be training to go to Turkey to compete internationally.

Aman Merdha

Aman Merdha is a 21-year-old student pursuing a Degree of Kinesiology in hopes of pursuing physical therapy in the near future. She has been an avid volunteer with the Save Your Skin Foundation for the last four years and is currently working on publishing and distributing a children’s book to elementary schools along the coast of British Columbia, to not only raise skin cancer awareness but also to increase literacy within the youth today.

Caitlyn Goss

Caitlyn was born in North Vancouver, and was raised in the ski resort town of Whistler. She moved to West Vancouver half-way through high school to help foster her academic drive. As the leader of the Strawberry Club at her local high school, Caitlyn combined her love for teaching others about money management with her charity work by organizing a financial literacy seminar to improve students’ financial literacy and raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In university, she followed her philanthropic goals by becoming a delegate at the Queen’s Conference on Philanthropy, and the Queen’s Leaders Engaging in Change conference.

Camelia Vokey

Camelia is an aspiring world-travelling yoga instructor, inspired to share the path to inner peace and ignite fiery change in herself and others through facets of personal development. She is 27 years young with a thirst for enriching the lives of people around her. Awarded Young Leader of the Year for the South Okanagan, Camelia jumps on opportunities to give back to her community and be a leader and role model. 

Camille Keane

Camille Keane is a singer-songwriter, composer, blogger, and model. She graduated with a Bachelor of Sacred Music, majoring in Vocals. During the pandemic, Camille debuted her original single titled "Brighter Days", the message of the song is to inspire hope during hard times.

Dominique Doucette

Dominique was born and raised in the beautiful city of Campbellton, New Brunswick. She fell in love with being on stage at 4 years old during her first dance show. Since then, she has done dance, improv, drama shows, stand up comedy, fashion show, animation, photoshoots, conferences, and many more. She felt the most alive when she was on stage, but growing older, Dominique realized that it’s by helping others that we truly find ourselves.

Emilia Puric

Emilia Puric is a first generation Canadian born in Ottawa, Ontario. Shortly, after she moved to Toronto where she was raised and currently lives. Her parents were war refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia. Growing up, Emilia participated in sports, dance, and played different instruments. She is a natural athlete and musician who excels in basketball, volleyball, folk dancing, viola, and piano. Emilia modelled professionally and has been featured in runways and photoshoots.

Erin Chapman

Erin graduated as the Valedictorian from University of Ottawa in Communications and currently works for the Canadian Paralympic Committee in Digital Media Content. Erin is working toward being admitted for an MBA in Montreal where she can use her skills in both English and French. She is hoping that an MBA will help her in the journey of her dream career that mixes business with creativity.

Hanna Begovic

Hanna Begovic is an ambitious and driven 22-year-old with a passion for the arts. Born in Toronto as the daughter of a Bosnian war refugee, she grew up speaking Bosnian before learning English, and now speaks English, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian fluently.


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Jasmine Wu

Jasmine Wu is a 21-year-old recent graduate from the University of British Columbia, where she studied Business and Computer Science. She was born in San Diego, CA, but moved to Austin, Texas when she was 3 and relocated to Vancouver for high school and university. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin, loves baking treats and horseback riding, has played the piano for over 15 years, and is passionate about programming and technology.

Jessica Bailey

An altruistic, selfless and public-spirited leader, Jessica Bailey’s wholehearted belief is that mobility should be accessible for all. She is taking personal and professional initiatives to eliminate societal barriers for Canadians who may be struggling with physical, spiritual or mental ailments. Having recently graduated from Trinity Western University(TWU) with a Human Kinetics degree, she has taken her knowledge of the human body to the Live Well Exercise clinic. Where she has experienced the importance of exercise for individuals with chronic health conditions. Jessica hopes that her experiences in leadership, community events and healthcare will enable her to make the momentous changes that are needed in healthcare, to create a future in which all Canadian have access to mobility.

Jessica Victoria Cianchino

Jessica Cianchino is a Filipina Italian British Canadian, living in Markham, Ontario. The identity in which she was born into alone, embodies conflicting worldviews, cultural values, and traditions. Thus, as a biracial woman, her personal life experiences have helped her grow into an open-minded young woman that can easily adapt to any foreign or even intimidating environment. Jessica just graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with an undergraduate degree, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Women Studies.

Katie Struthers

Katie is a 25-year-old woman who grew up in Brandon, MB. Upon high school graduation, she moved to Winnipeg, MB and received her honour’s bachelor’s degree in religious studies. She is passionate about the intersection between wellness, spirituality, and mental health, and has been in the wellness industry for the past five years, offering meditation classes and healing practices. Her most recent accomplishment is becoming a registered yoga teacher, after being a yoga practitioner herself for many years.

Neeta Ramcharran

Neeta is 24 years old and is currently working in customer service as a sales associate. She is very talented in singing and has performed in a local religious based group, playing traditional instruments and singing, lasting around 4 years. Her hobbies include reading novels, learning new skills, and cooking. She also loves to help others in all areas of life, whether at school, work, or in the general community through donating non-perishable food items and clothing.

Olga Bykadorova

Born in Ukraine, Olga grew up in Montreal. She has recently graduated with a Bachelor in Commerce Majoring in Finance and is currently working as a financial advisor. She has spent the recent years giving back to her community through financial education to children. Olga is fluent in four languages including French, English, Ukrainian, Russian and working on adding Spanish to the list.

Rainbow Charoensuk

Rainbow Charoensuk is a 21 years old UBC senior science student, majoring in molecular biology. She is passionate about cancer research, particularly breast cancer in women. She spent the past year doing a research project with a PhD student and a fellow undergraduate and worked on studying the importance of better therapeutics for different types of cancer. This experience sparked her interest for the use of organoids in regenerative medicine. Her career aspirations are to become a physician and to specialize in pediatrics.

Shamika Dillon

Shamika is an entrepreneur and business student. She also works in the community supporting the homeless population. When she is not working or in class she loves traveling to new places, meeting new people and immersing herself into new cultures.

Sophia Su

Sophia Su is a 25-year-old Data analyst currently working for the Halton Catholic District School Board. She immigrated to Canada from China with her parents at the age of 8 and followed in her father’s footsteps to pursue a Physics Degree from McMaster University. Sophia believes that the women in the IT industry are under-represented and tries to inspire women around her who want to break into the industry.

Sophie Church

Compassionate, hard-working and vivacious, Dr. Sophie Church is a Maritimer on a mission. Growing up in a small town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, her parents taught her the importance of generosity, perseverance and the value of an education.

Sukhman Sidhu

Sukhman Sidhu is a 19 year old currently studying Health Sciences at University of Toronto. Sukhman is a creative dancer who enjoys dancing, cooking and chalk art. Growing up Sukhman loved to secretly dance and overtime that dance became a strong part of her, and becoming a dancer became one of her many dreams. As well as with dancing she has always had an interest for writing too. Writing about global issues, and as she grew older the interest became a passion and dedication to spread awareness about global issues. She is currently writing a book on global issues and exploring a different perspective of the current global issues in the world.

Tishina Thompson

From Toronto, one of the world's fastest growing cities, Tishina Thompson is a 25-year-old Journalist, Model and a proud active member of her community.


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