Siera Bearchell Crowned Miss Universe Canada 2016
Siera Bearchell was crowned as Miss Universe Canada 2016 on June 11, 2016 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Siera Bearchell succeeds Paola Nunez Valdez, Miss Universe Canada 2015, and will now represent Canada in the coming edition of Miss Universe 2016, hoping to be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach from Philippines.
During the coronation gala of Miss Universe Canada 2016, Amber Bernachi was adjudged as the first runner up. Amber Bernachi will now represent Canada at the Miss International 2016. At the same event, Kesiah Papasin was titled as the second runner up, Camila Gonzalez was announced as the third runner up and Sian Slingerland was declared as the fourth runner up.
This year 64 contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe Canada 2016. After the opening ceremony, the quarter finalists were announced-
Darya Khosravi- Richmond Hill, ON
Elizabeth Quan- Toronto, ON
Jillian Martin- Saskatoon, SK
Melinda Henderson- Thunder Bay, ON
Natalie Carriere- Iroquois Falls, ON
Ninela Sanchez- Mississauga, ON
Shayna Ding- Richmond, BC
Vanessa Chauhan- Fort McMurray, AB
Further, after judging the contestants, the list of quarter-finalists was narrowed down to the the Top 12 semi-finalists:
Alexis Lopez- Oakville, ON
Amber Bernachi- Amherstburg, ON
Brittany Michalchuk- Calgary, AB
Camila Gonzalez- Toronto, ON
Catherine Valle- Leamington, ON
Kesiah Papasin- Etobicoke, ON
Laura Guzman- Vancouver, BC
Natalie Zaiffdeen- Edmonton, AB
Sabrina Felice- Thunder Bay, ON
Sian Slingerland- Coquitlam, BC
Siera Bearchell- Moose Jaw, SK
Zoe Bennett- Windsor, ON
During the coronation night, many special awards were also allocated to the contestants:
Miss Photogenic: Siera Bearchell, Moose Jaw, SK
Miss Congeniality: Darya Khosravi, Richmond Hill, ON
Best Hair: Catherine Valle, Leamington, ON
In the same event, the Fast Track Winners were also announced before the audience:
People’s Choice Award: Melinda Henderson, Thunder Bay, ON
Audience Favourite: Darya Khosravi, Richmond Hill, ON
Humanitarian Award: Shayna Ding, Richmond, BC
Best Body: Amber Bernachi, Amherstburg, ON
Best Runway: Siera Bearchell, Moose Jaw, SK
Siera Bearchell is a known face in the global pageantry, as she was titled as the first runner up at Miss Supranational 2015 pageant, which was held in Poland last December. Formerly, TKOP also dedicated an article to Siera Bearchell, suggesting that she must definitely join Miss Universe Canada, and here she is as “Canada” at Miss Universe 2016. 🙂
The 22 years old beauty, Siera is competing at pageants since 2009. She was once a contestant in Miss Universe Canada 2013. In 2009, Siera was crowned Miss Teen Saskatchewan and Miss Teen Canada-World in the same year but unfortunately she lost her home and belongings to a devastating fire.
Canada has two Miss Universe crowns through Karen Dianne Baldwin, Miss Universe 1982 and Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005. Canada last placed at Miss Universe through Alice Panikian in 2006 and was adjudged as a Top 10 finalist. Since 9 years, Canada is running into a dry spell of placement. But it seems, that the bright dawn would soon be knocking the door of Canada with positive results, in the courtesy of Siera Bearchell.
The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry extends its heartiest congratulations to Siera and Canada for making the prospects of Canada at Miss Universe 2016 immensely luminous.