Miss Teenage Fraser Valley Shovanna Pratap prepares for Canada Pageant

SHOVANNA PratapSHOVANNA Pratap, who was crowned Miss Teenage Fraser Valley 2014 last March is preparing for July’s Miss Teenage Canada Pageant.

Shovanna was selected for a Skype interview after filling out an application for acceptance in the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant.

Shovanna, 19, is a very kind, compassionate and hard working Bachelor of Science student at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her future goal is to obtain her doctorate in pharmacy. She has lived in Chilliwack her entire life.

Shovanna, whoses parents are from Fiji, was born and raised in Chilliwack. She eats healthy and goes to the gym regularly. She is extremely well-rounded, and participated in many extracurricular activities in high school and in the community (Salvation Army, Valleyhaven Seniors Home, to name a few). She graduated with A honours, received a Principal’s List Alumni Award and many scholarships. She was a member of the Kiwanis Key Club, Suicidal Prevention Group, Be the Change Group for youth, Student Council and Grad Committee.

She taught a dance to the entire school and staff – the We Day Dance – in 2012. We Day is a day to inspire youth to make a change in the world.

She is a triple threat (a person who has three different skills) and excels in dancing, singing and acting. She has danced for 12 years. She is a competitive dancer and has competed in British Columbia and in the U.S. She took acting and modeling training at JRP in Vancouver. She was selected to attend ipop at Las Vegas in 2007 and Vancouver in 2008. In Las Vegas she did runway modeling, was a top 10 dancer and was selected to participate in the showcase. In Vancouver she was a top 10 dancer and was first runner up for commercial beauty.

She has been singing competitively for three years and has sung at her school Vocal Jazz group called “Treble Makers” for two years. She has participated in two high school musical theater productions: “Hard2Hide” and “Chicago.”

She works part-time at Wendy’s and modeled to help raise money for Free the Children. Shovanna likes to volunteer and will be volunteering at public events. If anyone would like her to volunteer in any community events, Shovanna encourages them to let her know. Her goal is to raise environmental awareness about global warming and pollution in her community and throughout the world. She is a member of the Lower Mainland green team. Shovanna would like to start an environmental awareness group for youth. Any ideas from the community are welcome.

Shovanna is currently looking for sponsors and can be contacted by e-mail at Missteenagefraservalley2014@hotmail.com.