Community

Miss Teen Richmond sets sights high

Carly Fobert, a Grade 12 student at Hugh McRoberts, has been crowned Miss Teen Richmond World 2012.  -
Carly Fobert, a Grade 12 student at Hugh McRoberts, has been crowned Miss Teen Richmond World 2012.
— image credit:

Carly Fobert heard good things about it. Why not, It'll be good life experience, she shrugged.

Having never competed in a pageant before, the 17-year-old lifelong Richmond resident jumped headfirst into the Miss Teen BC pageant earlier this month at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre. Of the 400 applicants, Fobert came home with the runner-up crown and the title of Miss Teen Richmond World 2012.

"I just stood there in shock. Really? Are you kidding me?" said Fobert, recounting her name being called by the judges. "At the same time I did work really hard for this crown."

As Miss Teen Richmond World 2012, Fobert plans to represent Richmond at community events, volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and fundraise for Free the Children charity.

Said Fobert: "It gives you the power to change your community."

Fobert, a Grade 12 student at Hugh McRoberts, plans to compete for a bigger crown in July, at the Miss Teen Canada pageant in Toronto. Working to that goal, she'll be fundraising and searching for sponsorship.

Visit facebook.com/missteenrichmondworld2012 or e-mail missteenrichmond2012@gmail.com for more information.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Starlight Gala raises $529,000 for Richmond Hospital
 
Chamber of Commerce plans fully escorted trips to China
 
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is underway
 
Pumpkin patch helps school meal programs
 
Hundreds of pumpkins to be lit on Saturday night
Moscrop student coins winning design
 
Halloween parade planned for Harrison
 
Saluting the Maple Leaf

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.