In her final semester of her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia, Angela Han also found the time to win the Miss Northern British Columbia World title in Vancouver.
Han, 22, now advances to the national Miss World Canada competition in Toronto in July.
During the B.C. title competition in early March, Han was judged on a wide range of criteria including interviews, charity fundraising, presentation, raising awareness for the international Beauty with a Purpose project that supports disadvantaged children, evening gown, swimsuit and overall behaviors.
“I would like to use Miss World Canada and Miss World as my platform to fundraise for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and to fulfill some of the most complex wishes imaginable in British Columbia and the rest of Canada,” she said.
During her time as undergraduate student at UNBC, she raised funds for various causes such as providing remote villages with fresh water; restoring Fijian school equipment and raised awareness of environmental degradation along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Han thru-hiked the 4,265 km trail in 2016.
Han, who grew up in Prince George, will be attending the Harvard Extension School this fall to pursue a Master’s degree in Museum Studies in Cambridge, MA.
The Miss World Canada competition is July 26 – 28.
Han is among 55 contestants, including Natasha Smith who was crowned Miss British Columbia World.