Contributed by Faraynaaz Mitha
Queen Canada Pageants/SL Pageants Canada (@personalitypageantsca) is a pageant based in Alberta, Canada. They have curated a pageant programme base on personality, community involvement, empowerment, personal growth, and leadership. This pageant system is an inclusive one that accepts delegates of all heights, sizes, disabilities, sexual orientation, and religious belief from ages 13-30.
In October, their Queen Alberta Pageant was held in Calgary. The weekend included workshops with motivational speakers, activists, leaders, and inspiring influential figures. Every delegate had the opportunity to make new friends and become equipped with the tools to continue to be a leader and make a positive impact. The delegates were scored based on their interviews with the judges, their platform and advocacy, and their personality. The judges picked the winners based on personality, ambition, and the drive to be a role model to girls across Alberta.
Fourteen year old, Khaliah Mitha (@officially_Khaliah) was bestowed the title of Miss Queen Teen Calgary. Khaliah also won the People’s Choice Award and the Top Fundraiser Award. She is the youngest title holder. Khaliah wanted to participate in the pageant to empower herself and help contribute to her community. She wants to inspire others to be themselves and appreciate their inner and outer beauty. Khaliah plans to spend her year as Miss Queen Teen Calgary by participating in charity events and being an advocate for pageants in her community. Her platform is Teen Mental Health and Food Insecurity. Khaliah will be raising awareness about her platform on social media and participating in community events where she can advocate for her platform.
Khaliah Mitha lives in Calgary, Alberta. She is currently a member of The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede who perform at the Bell Grandstand Show. In her free time, she likes to read, volunteer and spend time with her family. Khaliah is proud to be an Ismaili of Afghani descent. At home, Khaliah can be found constantly singing. Her friends always comment on her kindness and contagious laughter.