Prince Rupert’s Navneet Nanan is Miss Northern B.C. 2015.

Nanan named Miss Northern BC 2015

Rupert’s own Navneet Nanan, 18, won the 2015 title at the Miss, Mrs. and Miss Teen BC Pageant on July 5.

Prince Rupert is one-for-one in Miss Northern BC entries.

Rupert’s own Navneet Nanan, 18, won the 2015 title at the Miss, Mrs. and Miss Teen BC Pageant on July 5.

In the city’s first entry, Nanan won over the judges at the Fort Langley competition with her tales of travel, spanning the entire world.

Having visited the U.S., England, France, Switzerland, India, Greece and Italy, all by the age of 18, Nanan’s willingness to be open to new experiences and to try new things impressed her peers and judges.

“Unlike self-styled beauty pageants, Miss BC is about finding role models for B.C. women. As a result, the judges are looking for well-spoken, well-rounded, intelligent and outgoing women,” said Darren Storsley, pageant director and Mr. World Canada 2007.

“Navneet has travelled all over the world and has incredible experiences to share,” he said, adding he particularly liked her story about riding an elephant through a New Delhi freeway in rush hour.

“You cannot underestimate your abilities before trying,” said Nanan.

“Win or lose, there is always something you can take away from the experience.”

Participants, who were crowned in other such categories as Miss Teen BC, Miss Charity BC, Miss Lower Mainland, Miss Fraser Valley, Miss Vancouver Island, Miss BC Interior, Miss Greater Vancouver, People’s Choice and Heart and Soul, were judged based on personal expression in sports wear of their choosing, personal expression in an evening gown of their choosing, a private interview with the judging panel and a public, on-stage interview in the final showcase.

Nanan appreciates the quote, “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are” by Max DePree, an American author and CEO.

“To me, this quote means that, although it is comforting and feels safe not to stretch and risk trying new things [that] you may fail at, having this space frees you to try new and exciting things to fall in love with,” Nanan said.

“If we cling to familiarity in our lives, we will never give ourselves the opportunity to grow.”

There are no height or weight requirements or restrictions against women who have had children in the pageant and the competition is accepting applications for 2016 at The Miss BC Pageant contestants have raised over $225,000 throughout the years to Miss BC’s charity of choice, Cops for Cancer.


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