Lethbridge Woman, Miss World Canada Jaime VandenBerg Ready for Miss World Stage India on March 9, 2024

After completing a Degree in Legal Reasoning, Jaime is now applying to study Law and is also working as an International Model based in Mexico City.

She has ambitions to obtain her Juris Doctorate and become a Human Rights Lawyer. Jaime VandenBerg says "Her proudest moment was when she received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Medal and the International Diana Award for her activism in gender based violence."

VandenBerg says "I believe that there is nothing more powerful than your voice and your ability to make a change." and also passionate about winter sports and playing the Ukulele.

Jaime VandenBerg is CROWNED Miss World Canada 2021: Ready to Rock at 71ST Miss World 2022 Competition

Successor of The Reigning Queen Svetlana Mamaeva, the winner against 39 Contestants, Jaime VandenBerg Miss World Canada 2021 is crowned Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Vaughn, Ontario on Sun, Oct 3, 2021 commencing at 4:30 PM PDT

Jaime VandenBerg Miss World Canada 2021 will represents her nation Canada at the upcoming 71st Miss World 2022 competition.

Jaime is an international model and philanthropist from Lethbridge working towards a career in law. As an accomplished writer, Jaime graduated with honours from her degree in Philosophy, published two articles for Cosmopolitan, and won over $50,000.00 in a writing contest. She finds it the most fulfilling to write about topics she is passionate about, which led to her co-founding Canadian Herstory with her younger sister. Recognized for her activism, Jaime won a Diana Award shortly after keynote speaking at Women of Distinction.

Jaime VandenBerg has earlier won 2nd Runner-up placement in The 18th Miss Universe Canada 2020 pageant at John Bassett Theatre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on Sat, Oct 24, 2020 and announced to represent her nation at Canada Reinado Internacional del Café 2020. Initially she was Miss International Canada 2021 but the pageant is postponed due to pandemic.

Lethbridge native Jaime VandenBerg, 175CM has also won Miss Earth Canada 2018 along with People's Choice City Ambassadress title. She later withdraw from Miss Earth Competition. Jaime was Miss Universe Canada 2015 Finalist Photogenic position.

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Miss Universe Canada pageant was cancelled and the titles Miss Universe Canada 2021 and Miss International Canada 2021 were appointed to the delegates next in line. Therefore, Miss Universe Canada 2020's first runner-up Tamara Jemuovic was awarded the title of Miss Universe Canada 2021 and is set to compete in Eilat, Israel for the 70th Miss Universe pageant. Respectively, Miss Universe Canada 2020's second runner-up Jaime VandenBerg was awarded the title of Miss International Canada 2021, although the 2020 & 2021 Miss International pageants were cancelled.

Winner's Statement

Wed, Oct 6, 2021: Honored to announce that I am your new Miss World Canada and will be representing Canada at the 71st Miss World competition. After taking time to reflect on my experience in Toronto, I wanted to write my first thank you to all of the delegates whom I spent the week getting to know. It truly was a sisterhood like no other. I have been in several pageants where there is often bad energy after the competition, but I can honestly say these girls were genuine and kind through the end. I feel like I actually got the chance to get to know all of the girls at least a little and I couldn’t be more grateful to be apart of such a supportive group of women. Learning about the projects these ladies have been working on is exactly why I love pageants. To be surrounded by some of the most ambitious and inspiring women in Canada is truly a source of motivation like no other. Each one of these women had their own message to share and each as important as my own and I encourage my followers to check out the amazing things they have achieved. You can find their accounts on the @missworldcnd page and more information about each of the delegates. Thank you ladies for an unforgettable week of late nights, laughter, and kindness.

Jaime VandenBerg shared her Official headshot at Miss World Canada on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 with comment "As day 3 comes to a close, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who has helped me get to this point and everyone who has supported me in my pageant journey. I truly cannot put into words how thankful I am"

Five fun facts you didn’t know about our newly crowned Miss World Canada Jaime Yvonne VandenBerg this is just a glimpse of her story. Stay tuned for more throughout the upcoming months.

  1. She is the CEO of Canadian Herstory, a multi-faceted empowerment platform founded by her and her sister Violet VandenBerg to encourage young women to follow their dreams in a safe and supportive manner. 
  2. Jaime is a philanthropist and is studying to become a lawyer. She’s a recipient of the Diana Award.
  3. She volunteered as a crisis support worker in the Victim Services Unit at the Lethbridge Police Station. 
  4. She grew up in a farm in rural Alberta. 
  5. Jaime has modeled in Colombia and in Mexico where she actually conducted a self defense class for women while living in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. 

Jaime VandenBerg Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Platnum Jubilee

Thu, Dec 22, 2022: Jaime VandenBerg today announced in her social profiles: What an honor to be a Queen Elizabeth II Platnum Jubilee Medal recipient. Thank you YWCA Lethbridge and Deputy Mayor Ryan Parker for presenting the medal to me at City of Lethbridge- City Hall yesterday. Being awarded this medal for making a significant contribution to my community is an hour I will never forget.
After facing a revolver and being shot at point blank, I didn’t think I would get to see another day. But thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger who intervened, the bullet missed me and I am here today. Since then, I have continued to fight gender-based violence more rigorously through my platform as Miss World Canada. I began with launching a non-profit organization with my little sister to offer Canadian Women’s History classes because I believe the teaching equality is the root of fighting inequality, then I began offering wellness meetings for forigners in Latin America to encourage safe solo travelling, then I brought care packages to a village of women with the mayor of Coban in Guatemala and after I launched Pico for a Purpose. Pico for a Purpose was a fundraiser and awareness campaign that mirrored the experience of being a survivor of violence in which I summited the highest peak in Mexico and donated over $3000 to two organizations that help fight gender-based violence. 
Moving forward, I am happy to announce my next fundraiser in a series of Peaks of Purpose, I will climb Nevado de Colima to raise funds to establish a free boxing program for local women in Mexico City. Donate at: https://gofund.me/176db3a3 
After my near death experience, I felt helpless; like my power had been stolen. When I began boxing, I wanted to feel stronger, it wasn’t about weaponizing myself or learning how to fight, it was about remembering the power I have within me. I want to help other women remember their power and see feel how strong they really are. 
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in fighting gender-based violence, I could not have done it without my community here in Lethbridge, my pageant community across the nation and my mountain climbing and boxing communities abroad. Your support is a daily reminder that I am meant to be here, and that my dream of eliminating violence is possible. 
Thank you www.sophiegrace.ca a Calgary local clothing company for gifting me this beautiful white for the award presentation. 

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