Meet Katherine Highgate: The All-rounder of Miss Universe Canada 2018

14 Aug 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Miss Universe Canada 2018 will host its grand finale on 18th August 2018 where 46 gorgeous Canadian divas will compete for the national title and for a chance to represent Canada at Miss Universe 2018. Miss Universe Canada 2017 Lauren Howe will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

But before that, in a series of features, we present to you Angelopedia’s top 20 favourite contestants competing for the crown. The fourth contestant in the series is 28-year-old Katherine Highgate from Dresden, Ontario competing for the title of Miss Universe Canada 2018.


Meet Katherine Highgate: The All-rounder of Miss Universe Canada 2018


Born and raised in Dresden, Ontario, Katherine is a small town girl at heart. Growing up, she starred in dance recitals and plays, and began competing in pageants to gain confidence. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, tap dance, theatre, creative writing, cooking, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Katherine believes in setting goals and achieving them. She is a graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University and strives to make a name for herself in television. Katherine is also passionate about creating more spaces for women in this industry, and through pageantry, has had the opportunity to mentor and encourage other young women to seek out leadership opportunities for themselves.


Meet Katherine Highgate: The All-rounder of Miss Universe Canada 2018

(Photo Courtesy: Katherine Highgate Instagram Official)

Katherine is dedicated to working with youth to help develop their self-esteem, and hopes to reach more young people through her platform; “Confidence is Queen”. She is a strong believer that anything is possible through hard work and is excited and honoured to grace the Miss Universe Canada stage.

Katherine is passionate about education and was fortunate enough to compete in the international Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving competition. Katherine had the opportunity to serve as a trustee with the Lambton Kent District School Board for a yearlong term, and is a proponent for education and providing youth with the resources and knowledge that they need to succeed and become future leaders. She is also a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Community service as well as the Helen Kavanaugh Nicol Scholarship.

Katherine is not new to the pageant stage, and has had the privilege of representing her hometown in the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant and Miss Earth Canada pageant, finishing as the first runner-up. She has also been featured in FLARE, Jet Magazine, and the Toronto Sun.

Text Courtesy: Miss Universe Canada Official