Resident songbird Sierra MacMillan had the opportunity to represent Ontario at the 2019 Miss Teenage Canada Pageant in Toronto earlier this month, where she was crowned Miss Teenage Canada Talent for her performance of Lauren Daigle's 'You Say'.
The six-day competition included a variety of activities, challenges, interviews and performances at various venues across the greater Toronto area, to showcase the participant's skills, talents and personalities.
The final was held Sunday at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, where nearly 40 finalists had the opportunity to perform in front of a sizeable audience, some of Canada's premier pageant judges, and industry professionals.
MacMillan's pageant platform this year has been titled 'Empowering People through Empathy and Acts of Kindness,' which a press release said, reflects how the young queen aims to live her life on a daily basis.
In line with this mindset and the fundraising requirements of her pageants this year, MacMillan has been involved in fundraising for the Children's Wish Foundation, Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer and the Canadian Mental Health Association. A press release said MacMillan plans to continue supporting these charities outside of the pageant season.
Returning to Sudbury, MacMillan's focus is on beginning her post-secondary education at the Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture in the fall.
In addition to this, a press release said MacMillan plans on performing around the north over the next year, with the hope of recording an album in the near future.
Watch her performance at Miss Teenage Canada 2019 below.