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This blog post is a shout out to a major sponsor for Miss Teenage Canada.

nine west beautiful shoes in TorontoWe all knew that this incredible sponsor was giving us a free pair of heels for our swim suit competition. What we didn’t know is what else they had in store for us.

Yesterday we went to the Nine West store in the North York mall. They gave all 59 delegates a gift card for the store and a $25 off any purse over $120! Well of course every girl almost jumped out of their shoes from the excitement.

Their shoes are adorable! Some of the bottoms of the shoes had silver sparkles on them. Other heels came in silver and gold, perfect to dress up your outfit when you’re going on. They also had boots, black, skin colour, and white heels that were so comfortable some of the girls walked out of the store wearing them!

Bright colour? No problem! They carried pink, blue, and red shoes too! Need a purse to match? No problem! They had a wide selection of all different hand bags you can get. Some of the purse matched the shoes perfectly. Pattern and all! Other purses matched multiple shoes. One of the delegates bought a purse where the front part can zip off and you can replace it with different colours! Isn’t that the best idea you ever heard?!?! Her purse can literally match any outfit in a quick minute!

Long story short, I had a blast at Nine West. Definitely a store worth visiting. And their generosity? 100% outstanding. Not to mention that their staff were able to handle all 59 of us. They were so helpful and kind to each and every one of us. Can’t wait to go back again!




Miss Teenage Avalon 2017

Alyssa Cutler

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I want to give a big huge thank you to everyone who has supported my journey to get to Miss Teenage Canada! My time here so far has been amazing! Getting here was a long and hard adventure (and I’m not talking about the road trip) and I seriously couldn’t have got here without the support of you gave me.

To all my friends and family back home and even here in Ontario THANK YOU.


One last thing to help a Newfoundlander take home the crown?


To vote to me, click the link http://www.missteenagecanada.com/mtcw-finals/finalist-details/626  and then follow these steps:

Step 1: (After you click the link) create a VIP account

Step 2: Go to finalize and find me! Alyssa Cutler under Newfoundland!

Step 3: Click details by my face/name

Step 4: Enter in your email and vote!

Step 5: Spread the word! Let people know how to vote. Every vote will count!

You can vote once a day, every day! The person with the most votes will go to the top 20!


Thank you


Miss Teenage Avalon 2017

Alyssa Cutler

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Well b’ys it’s been a long journey getting up to the mainland, but we did it. After a three day drive and a ferry to get here I couldn’t be happier. Representing Newfoundland at the Miss Teenage Canada pageant as already been such an honor. When I got to meet everyone, it felt like home because of their big smiles and friendly attitudes.

My first thought meeting the girls though, was “Oh! Aw! Shiny!” because my eyes were glued to everyone’s gorgeous sparkly crowns. After about an hour of talking with them I completely forget it was on their heads because everyone’s personalities shined much brighter then every sparkle on their pretty crown.

If you ever want a confidence booster or if you are ever feeling low or bad about yourself, come to Miss Teenage Canada. The girls are so incredibly nice and will take care of you. Even before our first activity I had already made friends with most of the girls.

At roughly 6 o’clock we all went to 2017 search for Miss Teenage Canada – sponsor party. That’s where we meet the people who run the show and the people who made it all possible. Michelle and Rob (The people who run the show), started the night off with some speeches. They told us what to expect during the pageant week and introduced our sponsors. After they wrapped it up we went around the room to meet our incredible and generous sponsors.

First spot: getting our provincial sashes. I, of course, claimed Newfoundland. Once everyone had there’s on it was much easier to tell who was who and the popular question of “What province are you from?” quickly got answered.

Second  spot: A girls best friend! Shoes! (Or is that diamonds? Maybe we have two best friends …) Nine West was a major sponsor in this years Miss Teenage Canada 2017 pageant. They had set up a booth where we could try on shoes and get our sizes. The best part? We get a pair for free later this week! We were like kids in a candy store at that booth.nine west beautiful shoes in Toronto

Want to check out Nine West shoes? (I promise they are worth it!)   Go to their websitehttps://www.ninewest.ca/       or find them on social media @ninewestcanada

Miss Teenage Canada Sponsors are mostly small to medium size business entrepreneurs who see value in supporting this segment of society. For one reason or another this pageant is a perfect partner for each of their enterprises.

Third  spot: Archer Dental was giving out free toothpaste and a free tooth brush! Good thing because I dear say someone forgot that while stress packing the night before. Who was running this booth you may ask? While the man of the show of course, Rob himself!  He told usbest dentist in Toronto, archer dental all about the famous Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer, a local business leader who champions women in the sciences, and who has supported the pageant for many years.

Want to learn more about Archer Dental? Click the link to visit their website: http://www.archerdental.ca/

Fourth  spot: Do you remember my blog post just before this one? The one about the pageant blog and Street Chic? Well the women who owned the Street Chic Fashion Magazine was there! Her name is  Lily Liao and her team published over thirty fashion blogs, submitted by over half of the Miss Teenage Canada delegates, just last week. Her magazine is up to date with everyday fashion and reaches people all over Canada! Reading some of their post gave me some ideas on how to dress up my own wore dorm! It’s a unique magazine that lets regular folk like you and me talk about our province’s fashion. P.s While at the booth I got super cute earrings that I absolutely love!

What to see more about Street Chic? Don’t be shy, click the link!  https://streetchic.ca/ 

Fifth spot: Dahlia Desouza from UptotheTime Watches was giving out free necklaces and letting us try on watches. Miss Teenage Canada 2017 will win the watch she stopped and posed with! They were also displaying lovely time pieces from their online catalog!

Check it out! https://www.uptothetime.com/

Sixth spot: Judy a music teacher at the Wandering Minstrel Music School in Mississauga was there running an Instagram #MTCSongSolo challenge. Delegates were invited to select one of five instruments and record a musical performance on Instagram using the #songselfie hashtag. The prize for the video with the most likes at the end of Wednesday night wins!

I got the chance to talk to Judy one-on-one and she is such an incredible women! She boosted my energy so much and gave me more confidence with just one conversation.

Want to learn about Judy and the Wandering Minstrel Music School? https://wanderingminstrel.ca/

Seventh spot: Hashtagio social media aggregator  was set up to show the Instagram feed for #MTC2017.  Just like last year, all the best shots are being collected and displayed on the website in a special Go Behind the Scenes via Instagram page. business phones, Nortel NetworksThis service is co-sponsored by Standard Telecom and all week long we are encouraged to use our cell phones and mobile devices to post our best moments using that hashtag.

What to check out Hastagio socail media aggregator?

Eighth spot: Super Adorbs accessories will accentuatjewellery for women available online across Canadaany outfit no matter your style or occasion. Headquartered here in Toronto, the company sells online all across Canada; Superadorbs is built with feminine style for individual expression.

Super adorbs jewelry and fashion accessories gave us all cute little gift bags filled with goodies! Every delegate couldn’t wait to get their hands on them and see what inside! I got cute little bunny ears from them!


The last stop was something all the girls were waiting for. Food and Cake! After a long day of traveling and getting organized we were happy to sit back with a slice of pizza and a large piece of cake, with extra frosting :). But the night wouldn’t be the same without all the amazing goodies we got from our sponsors.

Looking around the room at all the generous people, I wanted to thank them a hundred times over again. To all our sponsors, we wouldn’t be at Miss Teenage Canada without you! Thank you for making our dreams possible!



Miss Teenage Avalon 2017

Alyssa Cutler


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If you ever been to Newfoundland, you will notice one thing. Our weather changes within minutes. One minute you will get a sun tan, and the next you will be caught in the rain and fog.  With this weather, it’s hard to be in style for the summer, but there’s a few fashion trends any Newfoundlander (or visitor) can wear.  


The male model you see below is wearing dark pants, a colored shirt, and matched it with colored shoes. This stylish outfit is perfect for everyday use, whether you’re going downtown with friends or on a date with a special someone. The fitted pants give you a professional yet causal look that appeals to others. The shirt and shoes is where you can shine your personally and show the world who you really are. Your shirt can be as bright as our Jelly Bean houses or as dull as our Newfoundland fog. 

The female model is wearing two different outfits. 

Our first one is perfect for the girls who aren’t afraid of the cold. This blue outfit is adorable for the summer. It’s light weight and breathable. Pairing it with a white bow in your hair to match your white shoes just upgrades the entire outfit to a 10/10! But wait, what about the rain? A classic umbrella never goes astray in Newfoundland. Whether it’s warm outside or cold outside, the umbrella is always in use! You can fun with them as well. By painting on your umbrella’s and or by getting multicolored ones it’s a way for every girl to express themselves while looking unique and stylish. 

Want to read more about the blog? Click this link: http://streetchic.ca/2017/08/10/newfoundland-fashion/

Hope to see you in style soon!  

Miss Teenage Avalon 2017 

Alyssa Cutler  

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You have an addiction.

It came from the all-nighters you pulled because you failed to study for your upcoming test. Every upcoming test. It came from the long days when you needed to sit down and have a break. It came from the moments where you had your first date, to your first heart break. Your first interview, meeting for work, to catching up with old friends. It came from needing an extra boost in your day, to needing something to end the day off with.

That’s right, I’m talking about your caffeine addiction.

There’s no shame in craving the delicious creamy coffee once in a while. And there’s definitely no shame in diving into a cup every morning when you need an extra bit of energy to get you through the day. There’s no shame if that’s every day.

But you haven’t truly experienced coffee, until you have tried Coffee Matters.

Newfoundland’s hot spot, and my personal favorite coffee shop has 10 locations in the Avalon region. From CBS to St. John’s.  If you never tired Coffee Matter’s before please continue reading because I will give you 7 reasons why you should put down your boring coffee and drop into Coffee Matters for the best cup of coffee you will ever drink.

Reason #1 : The owners 

This morning I had the chance to interview the co-owner of Coffee Matters, Scott Hillyer. In the interview he mentioned how he likes to make a personal connection to all his employees.

“I can go in and talk to anyone and I can tell there concerns.” Scott said, while explaining how personal connections can truly make a difference in a work place. Often times while Hillyer is at work and the coffee shop gets crowded, he jumps in and helps his employees with any task that is needed. Other owners often come in to talk about things that need to be fixed and give lectures about things that need to change. Although Scott, and his co-owner Cyril Peach might do the same, their approach is completely different. Employees often say that “they’re here to help” and often get the chance to have friendly conversations with them both.

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In 14 days I will be heading to Toronto for the Miss Teenage Canada  National pageant! I am so excited!

During the pageant I will be talking about my platform. What is a platform? A platform is something you stand for, something you promote, believe in, and want to help in the community.

Can you guess what my platform is? Hint: it is mentioned in the previous blog post. (You can go back and cheat but to save you some time I will tell you in the next few sentences.) Yep, that’s right! Wow, amazing guess! My platform is the importance of family.

What I’ve learned over the last few years through my own experience and by seeing others, is that family is consistent. While facing a struggle in our life, no matter what it may be, you can always look to your family for guidance. I am a strong believer in the power of a family. How love, kindness, and support is the key to overcome your life struggles. It’s hard to face anything alone. With family, even though you may fight from time to time, you can face it head on.

How do I promote my platform?

Some of you may have heard about the Jennifer A Cutler foundation. This foundation is family based. Our main goal is to send a family with either the mother or father going through cancer treatments away on vacation. This way they can gain wonderful memories and maintain their connection.

I also do a lot of work  based around Mental Health. I am a member of the Mental Health Committee, where we bring awareness to mental health issues. I believe that a lot oftimes families lose a connection with each other because they have a lack of understanding with a mental illness. The most common one you hear about is anxiety. By giving more and more people information about how to help someone with anxiety, family members are more likely to help instead of being unsure of what to do. I speak out about mental health often and did a few speeches with the Lion’s Club. The Mental Health Committees goal is to create a safe community where mental health patients are treated properly.

As Miss Teenage Avalon I got to attend a lot of events. I got to go to some that helped promoted families like the Kids and Family Expo. What I loved seeing was when everybody came out to support the cause or to just have fun. Definitely the best part of the job!

Miss Teenage Avalon 2017  xoxo

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Finished high school! You know what that means? That’s Right! No more cafeteria food and a lot more coffee! University next year, which means a lot more sleepless nights and a lot more hours studying. Whoo hoo! Living big now Ladies and Gentlemen!

Anyone who knows me, know that I won’t be doing just my school work. (Yes I know that “knows” isn’t proper but the Newfie in me this morning is too strong and I can’t think of anything proper to replace it with.) The last few years I have been on student council, social justice, badminton, soccer, cheerleading, model UN, book club, underwater robotics, and the list goes on and on. Next year I want to be involved as well, but my intelligent, less known on social media, brother is currently in university and thinks getting involved in the first term isn’t a good plan. “You need to focus on your grades. It’s not like high school. You actually need to study every night.” He says. So I narrowed myself down on only a couple of things. My charity, possible job, and becoming Miss Teenage Canada.

Two of those thing I’ve already started. (Sorry dad, I didn’t handout resumes yet.) But this blog post isn’t about my charity, it’s about my journey to becoming Miss Teenage Canada.

Thank you everyone for your support. I know it can get annoying with all the Facebook alerts but it means a lot to me for clicking a simple like button and taking a couple minutes out of your day to read a post and make a nice comment. Thank you.

Some people have questions about the pageant and things I have to do for it. This blog post, after the extremely long intro, is going to explain some of that.

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 For those who don’t already know, last year my family, friends, and I started a charity called the Jennifer A. Cutler Foundation. We would like to do several things with this. Overall, our main goal is to send a family with either the mother or father going through cancer treatments on vacation. This is important because it can help them focus on their family, think more positively, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

But of course money doesn’t just grow on trees, so we have to fundraise to reach this goal.

While thinking about all the different fundraisers we could do, not many seemed to fit. This charity was created because of my mom and we want everything to tie back to her in some way. When my nan called my dad about having a tea party fundraiser out in Centerville (my mom’s home town), it finally felt right. My mom loved having tea and sweets  with friends. Having it out home was another great point because it was the place where she met my dad, and got married, and it meant a lot to her.

So we decided to host an old fashion tea party! Women come wearing their long dresses  and hats. They sat down at a table with their friends and family. The table is covered in all kinds of treats. We had snowballs, tarts, brownies, cupcakes, date squares, pies, cakes, fruit, cheese and crackers, cookies, and more! And the best part? A gentleman comes over and serves you tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

 The tables are set for 10 people. Some groups like to decorate their own table and put a theme to it, while others just like the bright spring colours and a flower centre piece. Regardless of what they did, all tables looked amazing!

The fundraiser went over so good, that we had one in St. John’s. My dad said the hardest part of this one was writing a new speech. I think the hardest part was deciding what treat to eat first!


I’m proud to say that this will be an annual event. If you missed in this year, be on the look out next year! In October we will be having a fake prom and we want everyone to break out their old prom dresses and photos! For more information you can look at our website www.jenniferacutlerfoundation.com

If you missed the tea party and would like to hear my dorky speech here’s the link

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xoxo Miss Teenage Avalon

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Imagine this, you’re on stage with your hair done perfectly, you’re wearing an outfit that you absolutely love, even though it was little too expensive for your parents liking, you feel the tickle on your checks from heat of the lights as you walk across stage, and  you smile big, proud of yourself for getting  this far. The audience is watching you as you gracefully enter the center of the stage and you don’t feel embarrassed or stage fright, you feel good in this moment. Others join you on stage, people you only met just a few days ago, but now they’re some of your closest friends.

The nerve wrecking moment approaches as you hold hands with your new friends. They announce the forth, third, second runner up, and now it’s time for the winner. Even if your name isn’t called, you couldn’t be happier because the person who won is now a lifelong friend. You hug and cheer with them.

This moment will always be one of the best feelings for me. I’ve competed in two pageants already and both times I was proud and filled with joy for the winners, Chanel and Jessica.

After my second pageant that was in October 2017, my dad handed me the flowers he got for me and said this was the last time. As if he wasn’t  getting used to the idea of being a pageant dad.The joke was on him because we weren’t thinking the same thing.

A couple months ago, I applied for Miss Teenage Canada. When I told my dad, he simple said “Good Luck.” quietly hoping that I wouldn’t actually get in. Well, the joke is still on him because I got accepted and won the title of Miss Teenage Avalon!

I think he’s getting more and more into his title of pageant dad because he planned a road trip to go up to Toronto with me in August so that I can compete in the competition. Although he’s still saying this is my last pageant. He could be right. If he is, then that means I need your help more than ever, because if I win the title Miss Teenage Canada, how can dear old dad turn me down when I want to enter again in the next couple of years?

I would love to have your support on this journey to Miss Teenage Canada National Pageant. Please comment, like my social media pages, invite me to your events, or private message me through Facebook or email any suggestions or things you that you would like me to promote.


xoxo Miss Teenage Avalon


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