Raymi Wrangles Supermodels at 2017 Miss World Canada

In July 2017, KPDI Digital Marketing Agency in Toronto provided digital solutions for the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada, and I was wrapped up in the deliverables and another line item on the agency’s list of overall contributions.  They sent me along to help implement the technology and get pictures and videos to write about the beauty pageant afterwards.

Miss World Delegates getting tested at Fitness Day at Mayfair Clubs
Miss World Delegates getting tested at Fitness Day at Mayfair Clubs

It was one of the best things I’ve done in a while, and so I’ll happily share some behind the scenes moments here in my Toronto blog. Like here , the supermodels – Something South and Cynthia Menard

Raymi with Miss South and Cynthia Menard, Miss World Canada 2017 at Mayfair Clubs
Raymi with Miss South and Cynthia Menard, Miss World Canada 2017 at Mayfair Clubs

Here’s Alec Glover (KPDI summer student) and myself at the start of MWC Fitness Day which is the first day I helped out. Alec was a big help too – he must have been loving it (he’s 19).

But to his credit, he didn’t show it, or even get nervous or tongue tied, and, in truth, I think all the ladies were a little intimidated by him and his aptitude.

 

Raymi appears with fresh towels for the Saltwater Selfie participants

On Tuesday, 18 July a beauty pageant descended on Mayfair

On Tuesday, 18 July the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada descended on Mayfair Clubs Lakeshore fitness gym facility, and I helped make the Saltwater Selfie attraction which you can read about on Mayfair Clubs blog about 2017 Miss World Canada Fitness Day.

We put a HERO5 GoPro camera under water, clamped to the pool ladder, and the delegates took turns swimming with a silver crown on their heads. This gimmick looked great when it worked, some of the time – you can see below is one of the times when it did NOT work so well for the swimmer.

Miss World Canada delegate doing Saltwater Selfie at Mayfair lakeshore 18 July 2017
Miss World Canada 2017 delegate doing Saltwater Selfie at Mayfair Lakeshore -18 July Fitness Day

Alec and I had the difficult task of keeping it all straight; I wrote every girl’s name on a plastic slate which Alec held up in front of the camera for a few seconds. That way, when he cut up all the moments to send to each participant, he would know the performer.  These girls all had to friend him on Facebook to get their vids hahah. Who thought of that? He made forty some videos, but only fourteen delegates posted. Five girls won microfiber beach towels from Snappy Towels which was also a sponsor.

Doing Saltwater Selfie swim media at Mayfair Clubs Lakeshore swimming pool in Toronto
Doing Saltwater Selfie swim media at Mayfair Clubs Lakeshore swimming pool in Toronto.

Here is Rachel, Miss Nova Scotia World 2017 doing here best underwater work-out. This media was not seen by the judges when they picked the winners, or so I’m told. It didnt win anything but its my favourite. Rachel won Miss Congeniality later – on Sat nite – at the end of the pageant.

That day was fun and over quickly we were all back to work in the office at 2pm but not Alec cause he was busy cutting videos and sending them to Delegates until about 6pm. The participants posted the videos all night. Everyone was really looking forward to the next day’s activities.

Mariposa Cruises Donates Toronto Harbour Cruise to 2017 Miss World Canada

The next day Wednesday 19th July I helped out on the Mariposa Cruises Harbour Tour for Miss World Canada and made up the pillows on the #VelagoSofaSelfie attraction. This was another brilliant idea.

Check out the video made by Cognition Video Productions in Toronto which shows dozens of sexy sharable moments on deck and below in the galley.

Relaxing on the Velago Sofa on Oriole - 2017 Miss World Canada

The girls took turns posing on a high quality outdoor sofa from Velago Patio Furniture as the city of Toronto floated away behind them.  It was always in use the whole voyage.

Raymi with Ryan Weswaldi in front of Velago Sofa Selfie attraction on Oriole cruise ship

Raymi with Ryan Weswaldi in front of Velago Sofa Selfie attraction on Oriole charter vessel 19 July 2017 Miss World Canada – Harbour Cruise

Raymi Toronto - Velago Sofa Selfie , #VelagoSofaSelfie
Raymi Toronto – Velago Sofa Selfie , #VelagoSofaSelfie

There was some very intense and interactive dance on the boat near the end of the cruise. I think maybe some of the ladies hoped the video dudes would put their down their cameras and join in the dancing but that didnt happen – they just got closer and more annoying.

beauty pageant girls, ladies, female passengers looking great on Oriole - Mariposa Cruises Toronto

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Alexa and Mattea posing on Toronto harbour cruise ship Oriole’s top deck – 2017 Search for Miss World Canada

Miss World Canada 2017 Fashion Show at Cabana Pool Bar

Miss World Canada 2017 Bikini Fashion Show at Cabana Pool Bar was Breathtaking!

On Friday the 21st of July, the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada dominated ‘Ditch’ Fridays’ at Cabana Pool Bar with an absolutely world class runway fashion show. The girls were dressed in Sisia swimwear and Rachel Sin style casual wear. I was made to understand that the outfits were for around the pool and that makes sense.  They were fun and colourful.

Miss World Canada Fashion Show at Cabana Pool Bar

The show was spectacular in every respect as the weather was perfect, the swimwear was stunning and the pool was packed with photographers of every creed and caliber.Raymi with Ryan at Cabana Pool Bar in Toronto

 

You can see me a couple times in this video, near the end

What an amazing experience this was for everyone. I don’t think that the special circumstances were lost on any of the attendees at that historic event and this is one of those rare times when this author believes she is in the exact perfect place at the perfect time in history. The fashion show was by accounts a world class event; it was a fashion show unlike anything anyone had ever seen before.

Saturday was decision day – one girl would win a crown.

2017 Miss World Canada Event program - printed brochure showing finalists
2017 Miss World Canada Event program – 12 page print brochure showing finalists and all sponsors.

 

Grand Finale on Saturday Night Selected 2017 Titleholder

The agency didn’t send me to spy on the whole program sadly, so I can only report second-hand who won the crown on the Saturday night.

Cynthia Menard being crowned 2017 Miss World Canada on 22 July in Toronto
Cynthia Menard being crowned 2017 Miss World Canada on 22 July

Congratulations Cynthia Menard, 2017 Miss World Canada and good luck representing our nation in China in October.

 

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