Michelle Shar­run to com­pete in Miss World Canada pro­vin­cial con­test

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

A young Drumheller Woman is get­ting ready to take the stage next month to com­pete in Miss World Canada.

Michelle Shar­run, 20, is new to the pageant world, but she has al­ready been ac­cepted into the pro­vin­cial com­pe­ti­tion com­ing up in Cal­gary on March 10-11.

“My mother was a model and mem­bers of my dad’s fam­ily have a lot of mod­el­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, so I kind of wanted to try it out,” said Shar­run. “It is called ‘Beauty with a Pur­pose’ so it is about help­ing your com­mu­nity and in turn the whole world.”

She ex­plains that Miss World is one of the long­est run­ning pageants, cre­ated in 1951.

Miss World has raised mil­lions of dol­lars for chil­dren’s char­i­ties and has fran­chises in hun­dreds of coun­ties Miss World Canada was es­tab­lished in 1957, and the win­ner of the na­tional pageant goes on to the in­ter­na­tional con­test.

Many of the con­tes­tants have gone on to ca­reers in all kinds of fields, from en­ter­tain­ment to law. The most fa­mous could be Priyanka Cho­pra, Miss World 2000. She be­came a Bol­ly­wood star and is now the star of ABC’s Quan­tico and has won two Peo­ple’s’ Choice Awards. She will be in the movie re­make of Bay­watch along­side Zac Efron and Dwayne John­son.

For Shar­run, the first step is the pro­vin­cial con­test. The Drumheller na­tive ex­plains she has al­ready in­ter­viewed with the pageant judges and was se­lected to com­pete. One of the main cri­te­ria was her ser­vice to the com­mu­nity.

She said this is an in­tro­duc­tory pageant and the first day they will be as­sist­ing the con­tes­tants in learn­ing the skills needed to suc­ceed.

“It teaches you how to do it and then on March 11 we can com­pete in our first pageant,” she said.

The win­ners of the pro­vin­cial pageants go on to the na­tional con­test.

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Michelle Shar­run... will be com­pet­ing in the pro­vin­cial level of the Miss World Canada con­test.

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