Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good Video Challenge

Only 24 days left until the national competition in Toronto, and delegate life is picking up pace. As part of the competition, finalists were asked to create a short video called Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good. The criteria? Perform a good deed while dressed in full glam, complete with sash and crown, and make sure you look satisfied with your act of kindness. This mini challenge is meant to promote the amazing things that Miss Teen Canada-World finalist’s do; volunteering, community service, cleaning up the environment, etc. We can make a difference in our society, and look good while doing it.

Goose Spit, Comox Bc

For my video challenge, I asked one of my best friends, Colleen Hartwell, to film it for me. Colleen is studying tobecome a director, so she really knows how to work a camera. We decided we wanted to incorporate the beautiful beach of the Comox Valley, Goose Spit, because the scenery is incredible. We brained stormed lots of ideas, but our top three were:

. Picking up litter along the beach

. Protecting beach wildlife

. hosting a beach day for kids

All of these ideas sounded great, but one stood out in particular for me; protecting beach wildlife. My boyfriend Jonathan has a pet carrier pigeon that he’s taken care for almost 10 years. Its name is Starfire, and it’s very tame. So we “hired” Starfire onto the set as our main “actress” 😉 We filmed her stuck in soda can rings, and I freed

The Pigeon

her. We chose soda can rings because they are actually a very real problem, especially for beach wildlife. It is very easy for animals to get stuck in those plastic rings, including birds, turtles, fish, crabs, and starfish. Even if you think you’re doing the right thing by throwing the plastic rings out in the trash, you’re not; you have to make sure to rip the rings apart so there is no chance that an animal could get stuck. Besides, once you rip it apart, the plastic can be recycled so remember to toss it into the recycling bin instead of the trash.

Plastic Rings

Colleen and I had a lot of fun filming. We got up at 5:30 am to prepare and drive down to Goose Spit. We wanted to have the sunrise in the background while I released Starfire. We were pretty tired, but the sunrise was beautiful. We let Starfire fly around when we got there because she doesn’t get to stretch her wings very often. She loves her cage though so she always flew back. We got some terrific shots of her flying along the water. Here’s our finished masterpiece. Make sure you click the heart next to it, so I can have the opportunity to win some great prizes. The winner can donate $500 to Free the Children, all thanks to Canada’s Best Professional Hair and Beauty School, Aveda Institute Canada.

All in all it was a blast, and I’m so glad we had to do this video challenge. Check out our bloopers video for some more laughs of Starfire and I 🙂 Don’t forget to heart my video! Thnx 🙂

~ Somer

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