Created in 2002, the "Beauties of Canada" Organization has the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe® Pageant.
Jessie-May Broadhurst was born in New Westminster, on the coast of British Columbia. ‘Momo' is the eldest middle child, to a six child mixed family. At the age of eight, Jessie-May and her younger brother became wards of the court. In spite of their struggles and hardships as children they were grateful that they were together. She grew up with support from her community and learned the value of giving back. By doing this she became a Peer Mediator, and a Youth Advisory Counsel Member, she also became an advocate for foster children. She always stood up for what was right. At age twelve Jessie-May was asked to speak to a panel of lawyers and judges from across British Columbia in a MCFD Conference to help better understand the realities of being a foster child. Shortly after, laws were changed to better suit each child and case.
Eleven days before her seventeenth birthday Jessie-May was in a traumatic car accident. It took many medical professionals to save her life after it was restored, and create the path for her new one. She awoke from a coma with a broken body and severe right temporal brain injury. She relearned everything right from the very basics again. Through persistence of a well developed team she learned how to communicate again. After time she was able to walking without a cane. Her small accomplishments lead to bigger ones, one step at a time she regained her health with support and encouragement from her family and friends. Upon recovery from this significant event Jessie-May was asked to share her experiences. She recognized at that moment her new purpose in life, and has made every effort to share her story.
Her travels have taken her throughout North America and Mexico, working with a wide range of different workshops and seminars. Her own personal travels have taken her to St. Lucia, Cuba, Thailand and Australia where she continued to speak and gain new insights, perspectives and appreciations for life and the people in it. Powered by her past experiences and her passion for sharing and teaching, Jessie-May is now writing her first book reaching out to others going through similar experiences. Inspiration and motivation are Jessie's keys to life and she is continually progressing towards her goal of becoming a motivational speaker. She hopes to continue her stride to share the knowledge that was bequeathed to her. "Opening up, listening and understanding someone's experiences are the first steps to finding your own level of compassion and awareness," says Jessie-May. She believes in bringing a new level of awareness and recognition to what the Miss Universe Canada Pageant is really about!
I am messaging so that my community knows what it is i am am doing! Please check out my website msjessiemay.ca to learn more about my path and the direction i am striving to go.
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Miss Universe Canada 2011
Miz Jessie May