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05/03/08

Iranian-Canadian Samantha Tajik crowned Miss Universe Canada 2008


Payvand.com -- Iranian-Canadian Samantha Tajik was crowned the 57th annual Miss Universe Canada on Monday April 28 in downtown Toronto. Tajik will represent Canada at the July 14 Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam. (read more).

Sahar Biniaz, another contestant who was born in India and grew up in Iran, won the 1st runner up title.

Also, Canadian-Iranian Sahra Khoshnavazi was among the top 20 contestants. While Pauline Ranjbar tied for the title of Miss Congeniality.
 


Miss Universe Canada 2008

AGE: 25 | HEIGHT: 5'10" | HOMETOWN: TORONTO, ON

Samantha Tajik was born in Iran. At age 2 she moved to Canada. Samantha grew up in Vancouver with her parents and younger brother. She then moved to Toronto, where she commenced her modeling career and studied cosmetology. Samantha has achieved great success in the world of pageantry and feels at home on the stage.

Throughout all of her great achievements she has always managed to maintain a close relationship with her family and friends. She has recognized that the accomplishments that she has embarked on were for the keen and devoted support her friends and family have shown her.


 


1st Runner-up

AGE: 22 | HEIGHT: 5'8" | HOMETOWN: VANCOUVER, BC

Born in India, Sahar Biniaz grew up in Iran and is now a Canadian citizen living in Vancouver, B.C. She is the youngest of three children and works as a professional actress in Film and Television. Recent credits include a recurring role on Blade: The Series and a part in the new film, The Watchmen.

Sahar loves the craft of creating characters that must overcome obstacles, her passion for acting has also taught her about her own emotions and potential. Sahar's ultimate goal is to become a renowned and respected actress whose work and filmmaking brings awareness to humanitarian and women's issues.

 


Among Top 20

AGE: 20 | HEIGHT: 5'6" | HOMETOWN: NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

Sahra Khoshnavazi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1988 and moved to Canada seven months later. Her family has spent over eight years in Montreal and almost 12 years ago, they moved to Vancouver. She is a very cultural and family oriented person.

Sahra has been raised to know the importance of family values and education. Being a Canadian who was born in the Middle East, she is proud to live in a multi-cultural and open-minded place; where no dream is out of reach.


 


Miss Congeniality

AGE: 21 | HEIGHT: 5'6" | HOMETOWN: DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX, QC

Pauline Ranjbar was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec in a loving Persian family. Pauline graduated from John Abbott College from the Social Sciences program, and she is now attending Concordia University, completing her Major in Women Studies.

With her Degree in Women Studies, Pauline wants to continue her education in the faculty of law. Pauline wants to be able to use her Degree to support women's issues, such a violence against women. This is why Pauline is leaning towards family law. Coming from a close-knit family, Pauline strongly values her family, and when a situation like abuse is the cause of the destruction of a family, she wants to be able to help and solve the case.

Full Results

Miss Universe Canada 2008 - Samantha Tajik
1st Runner-up: Sahar Biniaz
2nd runner-up: Aleksandra Malkin
3rd Runner-up: Lina Lombana
4th Runner-up: Genida Prifti

Top 10: (in alphabetical order)
Elena Semikina
Elena Tchemissova
Klaudia Olejnik
Stephanie Koo
Taryn Scerbo

Top 20: (in alphabetical order)
Agnes Kim
Anastasia Marinina
Ania Bureacenco
Dayna Hajaly
Lateesha Ector
Lauren McKamey
Lyudmyla Tregubenko
Sahra Khoshnavazi
Valerie Welsh
Vanessa Drautz

Miss Congeniality: Aleksandra Malkin and Pauline Ranjbar (tie)
Miss Photogenic: Lina Lombana
 

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