Nova Stevens aspires to create history for people of colour at Miss Universe Canada 2020

10 Sep 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Canada 2020 is all set to host the coronation event on 24th October 2020 where stunning beauties from all over the country will compete for the national crown and an opportunity to represent Canada in Miss Universe 2020. The organization revealed its finalists recently and this year’s batch is a strong one.

Amongst the delegates competing for the crown, there is one delegate who is aspiring to make history with her pride and heritage. Nova Stevens, standing a whopping 183 cm tall, is a Model, Actress, Spokesperson, Mentor and Activist wishing to bring a change for her country and for the people from her culture.



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Hailing from Vancouver, Nova is a dynamic, resilient, persistent and believes in the power of faith in being able to change your circumstances. Her life story is so astonishing and brave that anyone would be inspired. Her family fled a brutal civil war in South Sudan and was sent alone to Canada at age 6 to be able to have a better life. She wishes to use her chance at a new life in Canada as a driving factor to be reunited with her parents one day.

Being independent at a young age of 15 and being separated from her family, Nova is acutely aware of the importance of fostering healthy development of children and youth from all walks of life. She is continuously looking for opportunities to serve young Canadians as she is so grateful for the opportunities that being Canadian has given her.

For her advocacy, Nova promotes ‘Feed it forward’, a Canadian not-for-profit with two main goals: to feed Canadians that are food insecure, and to reduce food waste. Its mission is to make a difference in the lives of fellow Canadians who need assistance with securing nutritious food and regular balanced meals.



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Nova is a co-founder and one of the spokespersons for ‘Freedom March Vancouver’ and ‘Black freedom society’ whose mission is to eradicate hate and racism experienced by black and indigenous people of colour in our world today. With the help of her foundation, she got Mayor of Vancouver Kennedy Stewart declare August 1st as Emancipation Day.

Her persistence and disciplined goal setting have helped her in becoming an active propagator of Black Lives Matter. She has also worked as an actress and published international model working in the fashion capitals of New York, Paris, and Milan along with all her humanitarian projects. One can see her in tv shows such as Motherland and Magicians. She is most definitely a strong contender for Miss Universe Canada 2020 and if she wins, she will be the second Black winner from the country.