WINCHESTER — A Windsor woman captured the Miss Universe Canada 2018 crown, besting a field — in the judges’ estimation — that included Winchester native Alicia Angus.
Local contestant Alicia Angus (photo left in the Facebook gallery above) is shown in the contest’s preliminary swimsuit competition, Aug. 17, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Now a veteran model living in Toronto, the North Dundas District High School graduate was part of an elite group of 20 women who competed in preliminary and final evening gown and swimsuit competitions, Aug. 17 and 18 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. However, the 25-year-old medical coordinator and surgical assistant didn’t make the “final 10” cut; Windsor’s Marta Stepien rose to the top of the field to become the winner who will represent Canada at the Miss Universe competition in Thailand later this year.
“Such an amazing moment and a forever kind of memory. It was an absolute honour to represent my hometown of Winchester, ON,” Angus said in a “feeling blessed” Facebook post accompanying video footage of herself on stage in Toronto.
Above, Angus also appears in an evening gown (photo left in the Facebook gallery ).
Angus has competed in numerous pageants since the age of 17 when she hit the runway in the Miss Teen Canada competition. Her previous efforts have earned her multiple top-10 and top-5 placings as well as the overall title of Miss World Perfect 2016, where she was also recognized as best swimsuit body.
Her latest pageant bio highlights cancer and domestic violence as top personal concerns for Angus and notes that she has “personally been a victim and survivor of emotional and physical abuse.” She lives by the motto ‘Your Scars are Your Strengths’ and strives to “give voice to all these men and women around the world that you are not alone, and it will be okay. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel,” the bio says.
See Angus performing with the group in the swimsuit dance segment, above.
Above, Angus’s official Miss Universe Canada pageant profile video.