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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.
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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.

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