Jenna Talackova - Miss Universe Canada 2012 Profile

Miss Universe Canada 2012 Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova | Miss Universe Canada 2012

Age: 21

Height: 6'1"

Hometown: Vancouver

BIO: Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., I am currently a student at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I have many passions, currently in fitness and Holistic nutrition.

I love cooking with my loved ones, writing in my journal, traveling, exercising and dancing. One of my key traits is positive thinking; I believe you create the world around you with your thoughts.

For this I plan to start an organization or program that would help people design the life of their dreams.

The program would include setting goals, making vision boards, healthy life style choices and creating more happiness in their lives.

Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).

English and basic Korean.

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?

I’m interest in Holistic nutrition, cooking, shopping, dancing and exercise. I really enjoy exercising, I love the energy rush.

List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.)

I take Dance classes regularly and I’ve studied drama.

In what sports, if any, have you participated?

Soccer, tennis, volleyball, swimming

Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?

My uncle Thomas Perry had a huge influence on my life because as a child he taught me the importance of my native heritage, spirituality and the earth. He Taught me that this earth is are only home and we should treat it with same respect as any person, for this environmental integrity is important to me.

What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?

When I was 11 years old I put together a performing group called “liquid soul”, three of us performed a song called “I want to be a star”, at an outdoor fundraiser event. The crowd went crazy and I felt amazing. That taught me that I was able to do make my dreams a reality.

What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?

I’m a woman of many talents and interests; I’ve probably wanted to be every profession in the world. I’ve had a journal for the last 5 years of my life and I plan to write a memoir one day.

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?

My ambitions are always changing; having a gift of communication I would say television journalism. In the future I will enroll in specific programs designed around television journalism.

What would be your “dream job” in life?

My dream job is always changing; having a gift of communication I would say television journalism, bringing awareness to inspirational stories around the world. Or being an ambassador for a charity I started.

Are you currently a student?


If yes, where?

Institute of Holistic Nutrition

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.

I was Raised in Vancouver, B.C. Growing up was fun, I was always outdoors making maps and going on little adventures with family or friends. I grew up with 3 older brothers, so I was rougher than most girls. My child hood was a blessing, I will always be thankful for all the good and bad moments.

List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.

The best job I had was at the age of 17, when myself and my best friends worked at a bakery. They would let us run the store some days; we would have so much fun chasing each other with big whisks.

List any volunteering you have done.

I have volunteered my customer service and reception skill at the Kadampa Buddhist centre, so that people that cannot afford drop in classes can learn meditation and Buddhist teachings.

What is your most unusual talent?

I can do head stand

Where is the most interesting place you have been?

Koi Samui, the locals where so amazing, and I learned a lot from them. I ended up having locals stay in my Bungalow with me the whole weekend.

What do you hope to be doing in ten years?

In ten years, I will have my own family, married to my soul mate and living in a beautiful home. Living my passion and sharing it with others, traveling the world and writing my memoire. Probably have an organic restaurant as well.

Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?

The “Miss Universe Canada” title means a great deal to me; it will give me the chance to open up my mind to the world. I feel that I am the perfect candidate for the title, I live a life style encouraging health, I am very open minded and compassionate, ambitious and live for giving and receiving inspiration from others. I am ready to learn and grow more; this pageant will help because it will open up the next chapter for me. I am ready to represent the true beauty of Canada to the universe.

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