My name is Naomi Colford and I am 19 years old. I was proudly born and raised on Canada’s beautiful Cape Breton Island. My absolute favourite thing about where I’m from is the beautiful, breathtaking scenery. I’m from the city of Sydney, NS. I’m very involved in my community.
I am extremely passionate about dancing. I started when I was only two years old! Funny enough, my first sentence was “I want to dance on the big stage”. I said that to my mom after going to watch my cousin’s dance recital. The next year she signed me up and I’m forever grateful. I have been given the opportunity to travel to many incredible places because of dance like Paris, Barcelona, New York, Las Vegas, and Toronto! I have met so many amazing life long friends because of dance. Dance has truly shaped me into the person I am today. It has taught me discipline, dedication, and a strong work ethic.
I am also passionate about acting, singing, and modelling. I am very involved in my local community theatre productions. I believe my comfort level onstage and my comfort level with public speaking is hugely because of my extensive experience on stage.
My passion for performing ignited my interest in pageants. I loved the idea of being able to reach more people and direct attention toward a platform I care deeply about. I participated in my first pageant in May of this year. I won the title of Miss Maritime Intl 2019. Pageants can sometimes have negative opinions toward them. I would like to educate people that have those misconceptions. They are about so much more than external beauty. Pageants have truly helped me better myself. I started working with a personal trainer to prepare and that has improved my overall health and fitness.
Education is extremely important to me. I graduated high school with highest honours. I am currently enrolled in nursing at university. I would love to become a paediatric nurse. I believe it is the perfect career path for me because I am very caring and I love children.
I’m so excited to be participating in Miss World Canada 2019!!
Lots of love,
Naomi Colford- Miss Maritime World 2019