Nazanin Afshin-Jam was a
local Model and graduate of the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver, Canada. Originally from Iran this Persian beauty moved
to Canada at a young age. She had participated in numerous pageants
like the Miss Universe Canada were she ended up as 3rd runner up.
Her life changed when she was crowned Miss World Canada 2003 in
Toronto on October 22nd, 2003.
She had only limited amount of time to prepare, 3 weeks to be exact.
But no one knew she was going to make such a splash in China. When
she arrived in Sanya, China at the Miss World 2003 pageant she was
a local press favorite people around the world were including her
in their lists of favorites. She was a unique beauty, one who stood
out from the rest of the crowd.
She went on to win the “Miss Sport”
title at Miss World granting her a pass into the Miss World semifinals
(the first time a Canadian has done so in 14 years). On the final
night was when she truly shinned! Not only was she the smashing
hit of the night, and that she was in the top 20. She went on
to the top 5 against Misses Philippines, India, China and her
roommate Miss Ireland.
was heartfelt in her final interview the best of the 5. When the
time came Canada was ready to hear that she had won the crown,
but alas it was not her fate. She was crowned 1st runner up to
her friend and roommate Miss Ireland.
of people around the world think that she deserved the crown,
and so did many of the girls at the pageant. Nazanin was quoted
right after show saying, “I am so happy. I am so honored
to represent my country. I hope they will be proud of me. Rosanna
will make a wonderful Miss World, she is so popular and such a
But her success didn’t end there. After
becoming the runner up at Miss World, the spotlight turned to
her in Canada. She was in numerous interviews on National news
shows, and was a guest on many talk shows.
As the Miss World 2004 starts lets take
a look back at this amazing beauty…Canada’s
number one Queen!
Our thanks to Alexandros LeRose (Canada)