(I thought I would coordinate the number of facts with my age haha)
Full Name: Shawna Nicole Taylor Warhurst
Nickname: I get called Shawn, Shawanee and Princess by mainly family and close friends.
Birthdate: September 12, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Ethnicity: I am Filipino-Spanish and English-Irish. My ethnicity is a guessing game to many and I don’t usually get Filipino off the bat. Most people assume I’m half caucasian but I have had some think I was full caucasian. I usually get half caucasian and half Chinese or Japanese. It’s pretty interesting and not to mention entertaining to hear what people come up with.
Job: I work at a retail store called GUESS and I have been there for almost a year now. I love fashion so it was a dream come true working retail for my first job.
Countries Visited: I’ve been to 4 countries so far in my life. I’ve been to the Philippines, U.S.A, Mexico, and Guatemala. I was planning on going to Japan this summer with my brother but that had to be postponed so I could focus on competing in Miss Teenage Canada. The world, people, and different cultures fascinate me and I want to travel as much as possible when given the opportunity.
Sports: I play league soccer but I enjoy playing a majority of different sports such as volleyball, basketball, field hockey, ultimate frisbee, badminton ETC . I may not be all that good but that doesn’t stop me from playing them!
Pets: I love dogs, they are my favorite animal. I have four dogs: three chihuahuas named Kiki, Kiko and Momo and one Wheaten Terrier named Lulu.
Favourite Book Series: Forest of Hands and Feet. I love reading when I have the time. Really immersing yourself into a story is an experience like no other. I enjoy a wide variety of genres such as history, romance, mystery, horror, biography, health, religion, poetry, biography, fantasy, manga and religion. Just to name a few… haha.
Favourite Movie: My all time favorite movie is Howl’s Moving Castle which was produced by Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli has to be one of my top favorite movie producing companies. I never get tired of watching their movies. It always leaves me feeling a lot better no matter what kind of mood I’m in.
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Music Genre: I enjoy a variety of different genres from classical to rap, but I mainly listen to alternative and K-pop.
Favourite Shows: I don’t watch a lot of television but when I do I watch Say yes to the Dress or Ghost Hunters. I also enjoy watching history documentaries as well.
Favourite Cuisine: I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat meat and eggs ETC. I do a lot of cooking for myself since I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t eat meat. Most people assume I do it for dietary reasons but that is not the case. I am a vegetarian because I am an animal advocate but that is a whole different topic. I love food with a lot of flavours so I would say one of my favorite cuisines would be Indian Dishes.
Favorite Quote: “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
Biggest inspiration: My biggest inspiration would be my two Grandma’s my Grandma Joan and Lola Luz. My Grandma Joan passed away two years ago but she still hasn’t left us. I feel her presence every day and I often ask myself “What would Grandma do in this situation?” or “How would Grandma feel about this?”. My Grandma was a strong woman and refused to take nonsense from nobody. I think that’s a trait that got passed down from her to me is her headstrong attitude. My Lola Luz is a very compassionate and thoughtful woman. Whenever I’m upset my Lola is the first person to take notice and whenever I need someone to talk to she is there to console me. They are both equally impactful women who I have learned and gained so much from.
Proudest Accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment isn’t your typical “I won this award” or “I got accepted into this school” moment. My proudest accomplishment was overcoming the lowest point in my life which was over three years ago. It taught me how to cope with hardships, to step out from my comfort zone, to create a positive mindset, and work hard for what I wanted for myself.
Miss Teenage Maple Ridge 2016