“We often see two ends of a spectrum on the runway, plus-size and tall and thin. I would like to see more realistic models on designer runways in order to break the beauty standards” says Jessica MacNiel Miss Teenager World.

The Canadian actress Jessica MacNiel was the winner of the 2021 Miss Teenager World title in the recently concluded international pageant held this weekend in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The 16 year old queen from Surrey, British Columbia was supported by a loving family and amazing bunch of friends, who are all so excited to watch her compete on the world stage.

Canada’s Jessica MacNiel likes to think of herself as a confident and determined young woman. That confidence and determination, fostered over years in dance and acting training.

Not new to pageantry, MacNiel, was Miss Teenage Lower Mainland and competed at the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, where she was fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This is the second time that a Canadian teen beauty queen has achieved the international title. The first Canadian to win the title was Daniela Rojas, crowned as Miss Teenager World 2004 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the host country of the international beauty pageant since the 90s.