WHAT PAGEANTS HAVE DONE FOR ME

WHAT PAGEANTS HAVE DONE FOR ME

I have been saving this for a bit, this is how I started in pageants and then morphed into 10 Things I Have Learned from Pageants. I think it is pretty fitting with Miss Universe-Canada 2018 currently happening and the Miss Teenage Canada 2018 jetting off this week too!

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INSIDE LOOK AT GOWNTOWN

INSIDE LOOK AT GOWNTOWN

I had the chances to attend both Saturdays the first two weeks of April to lend a hand along with several of the Miss Teenage Canada delegates that will be representing Alberta this summer! Rather than going on and on about my perspective of GownTown here is a look at what actually happened and a quick interview with Marlborough Mall: 

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#ELLENATHECORE

#ELLENATHECORE

Knowing, let alone having Ellen Degeneres in Calgary had our entire city buzzing. When AARCS said that they were hosting an event in association with the CORE Shopping and Ellen how could I pass this up! IT IS ELLEN! Need I say more! and PUPPIES!

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THE CALGARY WOMAN'S SHOW WITH AARCS

THE CALGARY WOMAN'S SHOW WITH AARCS

Women Empowerment, Fashion, Beauty, Strong Confident Women and PUPPIES! I couldn't have asked for a more 'Mattea-Oriented' Sunday! 

The week before I had been speaking with AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society) about what they had planned next and I ended up being invited to lend a hand at their booth at the Calgary Women's Show!  

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AARCS DUELING PIANOS

AARCS DUELING PIANOS

When I came back from Egypt I wanted to utilize my position to influence positive change. I knew that I wanted to work with local non-profits that focused on community, compassion and a cause that I also believed in. AARCS, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society I had been following for several years and decided, why not, let's reach out to them and see how I can contribute to their organization. 

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MISS WORLD & TEENAGE ALBERTA 2018 PAGEANT

MISS WORLD & TEENAGE ALBERTA 2018 PAGEANT

2013 was my first time stepping foot on this particular stage and becoming part of the MTCW-INC family. I was 18 years old and instantly hooked on the Miss Teenage Canada experience. These girls were unbelievable, confident and strong. Four years later I was competing for Miss Alberta World 2107 and placed 2nd Runner-up earning the title of Miss Calgary World 2017.  

I was returning as Miss Intercontinental Canada 2017! I could not wait to meet the Alberta girls; to see what potential they had and see who they were as Alberta girls, clearly all strong and confident. 

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HOLYLOVE JEWERLY HAUL

HOLYLOVE JEWERLY HAUL

I understand first hand how expensive accessories can be, especially if you are looking for something that will make a statement.  When I was looking for jewellery to take with me to Egypt for Miss Intercontinental 2017, I came across HolyLove Jewelry

Creating jewelry that is either so simple it makes a statement, or so sparkly your eyes don't know where to start. 

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MISS CALGARY WORLD: THE START OF MY ADVENTURE.

MISS CALGARY WORLD: THE START OF MY ADVENTURE.

This year has been one of personal growth for me. I have learned a lot about who I am, what I represent, and what I hope to accomplish moving forward. This time last year, I was the newly crowned Miss Calgary World 2017 and dreamed of representing Canada internationally.

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MISS WORLD & TEENAGE B.C. 2018 PAGEANT

MISS WORLD & TEENAGE B.C. 2018 PAGEANT

One flight from Calgary, I was in Vancouver to see the reigning queens of British Columbia. I had not mentioned to many that I was coming because I was originally there on business, but it happened to be the same weekend so I thought, why not, lets stay the weekend, see my girls, meet the queens, and get to know the new girls coming into the sisterhood.  It really was that simple thankfully.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY & THE WOMEN THAT INSPIRE ME

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY & THE WOMEN THAT INSPIRE ME

On a global scale, women are making influential change and dominating their fields of work. During my time as Miss Intercontinental Canada, I have met women that inspire their communities & county, but mainly just want to be the change they wish to see in our world. I want to share with you several women that I have had the pleasure of having in my pageant life that accomplish resistance and resilience. 

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SPRING STYLING WITH SALVEDGE BOUTIQUE

SPRING STYLING WITH SALVEDGE BOUTIQUE

SalvEdge Fashion, "Mattea is one of those people who you can clearly describe as beautiful inside and out. With her confident, outgoing, unselfish, motivated personality we are sure to see more great things from her! We are honoured to have her as a friend of SalvEdge Boutique, and grateful to have had her showcase these pretty looks from our current inventory."

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