Miss World Canada 2022 is none other than Emma Morrison; making history as the first Cree First Nations titleholder. She succeeds last year’s winner Jaime Yvonne VandenBerg and is now expected to represent her country at the 72nd Miss World pageant.
Twenty-two-year-old Morrison was crowned from a group of 50 competitors on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts in Ontario.
The newly announced Miss World Canada also won the coveted Beauty With A Purpose award for the “Reconnecting Through Ribbon Skirts” initiative she started which is centred toward the empowerment of Indigenous women from a young age.
Beauty With A Purpose is one of the main focuses of the Miss World Canada competition. Each contestant is encouraged to create and execute their own personal project to be presented at Miss World Canada.
“Beauty with a Purpose, which I started in 1972, is the heart of Miss World. Each country chooses a project close to their home presenting their projects at Miss World. I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work and results achieved by the young women around the world and hope you enjoy reading about their projects,” said Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of Miss World Organization.
According to pageantcircle.com, Morrison previously won the titles Miss North Ontario and Miss Teenage Canada 2017 and went on to compete in her first international pageant, the Miss Teenager Universe in Mexico City.
“The new Miss World Canada succeeds last year’s winner Jaime Yvonne VandenBerg and is now expected to represent her country at the 72nd Miss World pageant,” states the site.
Morrison told her online following she is in disbelief at being crowned Miss World Canada 2022.
“I had such an incredible week meeting all 49 delegates from across Canada. Every single one of you was incredible in your own ways,” she said. “I’m so happy to have been a part of the 2022 Miss World Canada class, I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing group of ladies to call my pageant sisters.”
Morrison said the real work begins as Miss World Canada after the pageant.
“Now the real work begins. I am so honoured to represent Canada as a Mushkegowuk Cree First Nations woman at the International Miss World Festival 2022. I am so thrilled to be taking on this role, to be this positive example, to show Indigenous youth, Indigenous people, and all Canadians that you too can accomplish anything that you strive and work for,” she said.
In addition to the main winner, Miss Earth Canada 2023 Layanna Robinson, Miss Intercontinental Canada 2023 Patricia Rosalyn Seward, Miss Supranational Canada 2023 Alexa Grant, and Miss Grand Canada 2023 Yuliya Scherban were also crowned at this year’s pageant.