Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Miss Leah Nicole Ryerse is looking forward to rock the swimsuit segment of Miss World 2008

Miss Canada 2008

Independent, open-minded, determined, disciplined, creative, and reliable- that’s how twenty year old Leah Nicole Ryerse describes herself. Leah believes that she will do well in all the three segments of Miss World 2008 but the swimsuit segment is her most favorite because, Leah works very hard to keep her body fit and slim. She will enjoy the event very much and hopes that the judges would also appreciate her enthusiasm. Leah believes that her down-to-earth nature, determination and perseverance to achieve her personal goals will help her win Miss World 2008. She has the ability to relate to different types of people as she grew up in a multi-cultural society.

Name: Miss Leah Nicole Ryerse

Age: 20

Height: 178 centimeters.

Languages: Leach can speak fluently in English. She knows conversational French.

Hometown, family and childhood: Leah was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Stoney Creek. She is the first woman from Hamilton to win Miss World Canada title since Connie Fitzpatrick.

Education: A student at McMaster University, Leah has completed her second year. She is majoring in Health & Social Work.

Motto: “We can change the world with one random act of kindness at a time.”

Occupation: Leah is a professional model and works in Public Relations Promotions at Family Fitness Women’s Centers.

Modeling career: As a model, Leah walked the ramp for many famous designer fashion shows. She also walked the ramp at the famous Fashion Cares gala in Toronto.

Future plan: Leah wants to work with children who are suffering from mental health illnesses.

Favorite three must have songs in her i-Pod:

- Anything by the artist, Ne-Yo

- Bleeding Love, by Leona Lewis

- Lose Yourself, by Eminem

Favorite sports and outdoor activities: Since her school days, Leah has been a sports enthusiast. She played basketball until she completed her high school. Leah also enjoys fitness, power yoga, rollerblading, basketball and fishing.

Hobbies, leisure activities and other interests: Leah enjoys listening to all kinds of music, acting, belly dancing and hip hop. She likes to interact with children and animals.

Favorite designer: Leah’s favorite designer is Ralph Lauren. His fashions are very classy, sophisticated, and clean cut. From a very young age, Leah liked his designs.

Favorite foods: Leah enjoys eating everything healthy including Pizza.

Interesting fact: Leah is color-blind, and her eye colour is blue on the top and brown on the bottom.

Fashion and beauty secrets: Leah constantly changes her style but most of the time, she loves to dress the way she feels. Leah enjoys feminine, fitted clothes with clean lines and high heels. According to Leah, physical beauty is not one’s true beauty. True beauty is reflected by ones behavior. A person has to be confident. To enhance physical beauty, one should drink lots of waters and have lots of sleep. Leah’s beauty motto is “Don’t let the dress wear you, but YOU wear the dress.”

Leah’s ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project: Leah has been working with communities and international organizations devoted to help the youth. Some of the charity events she joined are: City Kidz, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and SOS Children’s Villages. Leah also visited various fitness facilities to spread awareness about healthy living.

Message to fellow contestants: I can’t wait to meet all of you; we are going to have a blast! Remember that we are all winners, beautiful women and intelligent. If there is one piece of advice I can give, it is to always be yourself. Good luck to all!”.

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