“I am a strong believer that a simple smile can make someone’s entire day better. I love laughing and find pretty much everything funny.”
“I guess you could say I’m an educator in the world of finance…I am extremely blessed to be in this position that I get to spend my days making the lives of others better…”
“My dad is a photographer, and I did my first official photoshoot with him when I was 12 years old. Since then I have branched out and worked with quite a few other photographers and done a number of different styles and types of shoots.”
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to make a difference, raise my voice for those that may not be able to and to show others that if I can do it so can they…”
“I also want to be an advocate for all of the students that struggle everyday with disabilities that may not be noticed by everyone, I know how hard it is to struggle through school with a learning disability…”
“I feel a strong pull in my heart to pour out love on everyone that I meet.”
Magical smile, she is very spontaneous, natural and cheerful. My guest is a woman who believes in equal action and opportunities for men and women.
Since she was young, she is an entrepreneurial woman, and today she aspires to be the highest representative of women in the world.
It is an honor to present from High River – Alberta – Canada the beautiful Chantel Wiebe, Miss Universe Canada 2020 Finalist, financial educator, with a great goal, to be a physical trainer and professional masseuse.
Chantel with all her nobility and humility gives us a wonderful interview.
Welcome Chantel Wiebe !!!
1.- What do you like about your hometown?
Growing up here my whole life, I have been incredibly blessed by the community of people that surrounds me. Whenever anyone is in need we band together and always have each other’s back.
2.- What are your hobbies?
I enjoy walking around town with friends and family while having long, deep conversations about everything. I am also passionate about writing, photography, makeup artistry and hair styling. Other hobbies include; playing card games, spending time at the river, cooking, working out, playing volleyball, getting dolled up for no reason at all.
3.- What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
I would describe myself as a generally happy, positive, and uplifting person. I am a strong believer that a simple smile can make someone’s entire day better. I love laughing and find pretty much everything funny. The thing that brings me the most joy in life is helping other people in any way that I am able and doing my best to make them smile or laugh.
4.- Are you an educator, licensed in financial services, passionate about customer service?
I guess you could say I’m an educator in the world of finance. The main goal of the company I work for is to educate people about the power of money, while helping them earn more income, become properly protected, debt free, and financially independent. I am dedicated to providing a system to my clients that is easy for them to follow and understand, so they are better able to get ahead in life.
5.- Why did you decide to embrace this profession? What do you like most about your profession?
From a very young age I have always been fascinated by money, and finances. My mom owns her own bookkeeping business and has been teaching me how money works for as long as I can remember. She was the one that originally got me started with this company, as her and my father are both licensed as well. After sitting in on one of their meetings I fell in love with the goals of the company, the people I get to work with that have the same passion as me, and I was especially sold on the part that I get to help people see the light at the end of the tunnel and give them a hope for the future. I am extremely blessed to be in this position that I get to spend my days making the lives of others better, while getting a financial education for myself.
6.- One of your big dreams is to be a professional athletic trainer and massage therapist.
Yes it is. I have been interested in massage therapy for quite a few years now, but only recently found interest in athletic training. I switched to a bigger school for my final year of high school and decided to take a class called sport science. I loved it so much I did 3 semesters of class in only 2 semesters. I was blessed with the incredible experience of completing a practicum through my high school with a local Jr.B lacrosse team. During collecting over 100 hours for my practicum I realized this is what I loved doing; dealing with athletic injuries and helping players feel better. It was also during this time that lacrosse became my favorite sport to watch. It is my goal to get my certification between 2023- 2025.
7.- Model, beauty queen, Miss Universe Canada 2020 National Finalist, When do you decide to take your first steps as a model and beauty pageants?
My dad is a photographer, and I did my first official photoshoot with him when I was 12 years old. Since then I have branched out and worked with quite a few other photographers and done a number of different styles and types of shoots. As far as pageantry goes, I was always interested in them growing up, but I had no idea where to start or how to get to that place or if Canada even had these competitions. I was inspired to do some research and when I was 16 I sent in my application for Miss Teen Canada globe 2016. I didn’t tell anyone, even my parents, until I had already been accepted. I ended up winning that one and taking 2nd runner up internationally in Dominican Republic for Miss Beauty International. After taking a break for a couple years I decided that this was going to be my year, so I finally decided to push all of my fears aside and send in my application for Miss Universe Canada 2020.
8.- What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized woman today?
Watching your lifelong dream unfold right before your very eyes, is such an incredible surreal feeling and experience. I am overwhelmed with excitement and have never felt more proud and accomplished in my life. I am thrilled with the opportunity to make a difference, raise my voice for those that may not be able to and to show others that if I can do it so can they. I would not have been able to make it this far into my journey without the support and encouragement from my community and abroad.
9.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Chantel in each activity carried out as a person?
I would have to say what makes me most unique is my empathy and the unconditional love that I have for people. I feel a strong pull in my heart to pour out love on everyone that I meet.
10.- What’s is the main virtue that any woman must have to be a beauty queen?
I believe that a kind heart is the most important virtue of any beauty queen. True beauty shines brightest from within, someone can be incredibly gorgeous on the outside, but if their heart doesn’t match that beauty is easily washed out by the way they treat other people.
11.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for many girls who want to be beauty queen? How important is it to you to be an idol for many girls and teenagers?
It is one of the main reasons I love pageants so much. Even without beauty pageants, it has always been my goal to be an inspiration for others. I want to share my story and my experiences on a broad spectrum in hopes that I am able to encourage even one girl that no matter what happens in their life, anything is possible if you set your mind to it. I also want to be an advocate for all of the students that struggle everyday with disabilities that may not be noticed by everyone, I know how hard it is to struggle through school with a learning disability and want to encourage these students to continue to push through, and the teachers at these schools to accommodate these students too.
12.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
I have always been comfortable in front of the camera, even through my childhood days. I only recently became comfortable being in and filming videos as I started my YouTube channel. From the time I first stepped foot on that pageant stage when I was 16, it felt like home. I have never been more confident or comfortable than when I am on that stage in front of the thousands of people watching. I am not sure why, but I wouldn’t have it any other way and I am so excited to be back in my happy place come October.
13.- What do you think about the power of social networks today?
I think social networks are one of the most powerful things in our world today. Depending on how they are used they either have the power to have a huge impact and bring about positive change or they can be used to destroy someone’s life. They give people the freedom to do everything without having to leave the house, but also gives people the power to bully others and hide behind a screen. However, I also believe that social networking sites are starting to gain power of the human population; and I am guilty for this as well, but most people in today’s society panic if they have to go a day or longer without being able to post on social media. I think that the power of social platforms can be an incredible tool when it is used in the right way.
14.- What’s your favorite social network?
It’s so hard to pick a favorite but my top three would have to be Instagram, snapshot, and Facebook, because they are all different from each other and are used for different reasons.
15.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
I think that it depends, sometimes people are super good and talented at a specific thing but really don’t enjoy doing it, so every time they do it, it doesn’t bring them joy. In this case I would encourage them to try different ways to make it more enjoyable for them so that their talent doesn’t go to waste. To parents that don’t support their children’s talents I would want to ask why first, then I would explain to them that even if they don’t find interest or enjoyment out of their child’s talent, they should still make an effort to support them through it. I believe it is necessary for children to be supported in their talents, especially by the parents. And even if parents aren’t wanting to support the talent itself, I feel it is still a parents duty to show love and support for that child in everything they do.
16.- Have you thought about being an actress? Do you like the entertainment industry?
I’ve thought about it a little bit, but it is definitely not one of my strong suits. I absolutely love the entertainment industry and have so much respect for the people that work there, but I don’t think it would be a good fit for me. I think the closest I would get to being an actress or in the entertainment industry would be having my own YouTube channel.
17.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
I am a strong believer that women can do anything! I am proud of how much progress we have made as an entire society, however, I am a strong believer that abuse against anyone is wrong and should not be tolerated. I feel and it is my hope that as the world as a whole moves more towards equality, societies like these will realize the true meaning behind women power and will start to treat their women as a treasure rather than property, respected and loved.
18.- Chantel, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
The main thing that gets me out of bed everyday is thinking “how can I make a difference today”. My biggest goal in life has always been to change the world one heart at a time, that and chasing after my dream of being Miss Universe, are my two biggest motivators. I have so many things to be grateful for everyday. I am incredibly blessed with my family, the support of my community, my wonderful province and beautiful country. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
19.- Chantel What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from Canada?
I have always loved traveling and have always wanted to see the world. So far I’ve visited Dominican Republic in 2017 for a beauty pageant, a few different places in the states, and Tijuana Mexico, for a missions trip in 2018. A few other countries on my travel wishlist include: Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Russia, France, and Thailand. Canada has so many beautiful places to visit, with each one being so different from the last! Honestly, the best recommendation I could make would be to do a road trip from coast to coast, this way you could see everything Canada has to offer and can soak up a little bit of everything.
20.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
– SouthAmerica=goddesses (when it comes to Miss Universe)
– Madness Percentage=gentle
21.- Chantel, these final lines are yours
“With the drive in her soul she could conquer the world. With love in her heart she could change people’s lives. And with the fire in her eyes she could kill anyone who tried to stop her!”
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Chantel Wiebe – Canada
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