Shanelle Connell
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Meet shanelle

obsessed with relationships since '95.

Did it start when she first watched Cinderella and longed for a prince charming? Nah. It actually started when she saw the sarcastic, yet romantic interaction between the 90's anime couple, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. That's when Shanelle first became curious about the worldwide concept of love. Since then, she's taken her interests and turned them into a passion by pursuing a career in Marriage and Relationship Counselling; starting by working on her undergrad in psychology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

But that's not all she's about... no. This 21-year-old is a Miss Universe Canada Finalist, public speaker, and female entrepreneur. 

 
The beauty of a woman is seen from in her eyes; that is the doorway to her heart, where love resides.
— AUDREY HEPBURN
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What I'm Currently Up-to.

Anyone who knows me, knows what a busy bee I am 🐝 (buzzzzz). However, just because I'm always on the go, doesn't mean I don't put my entire heart into all that I do. And here are just a few things that I'm on fire for!

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Pageantry platform

Shanelle is a newcomer to the pageant circle, but she's already feeling like a veteran. Her primary reason for entering the glamorous profession was not to win a crown, but to win the heart of her Country, so that she can change the world. Shanelle is adamant on ending the stigma toward mental health  in Canada and beyond. And the Miss Universe Organization gives her the perfect platform to do so.

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Public speaking passion

As a natural performer, Shanelle is constructing a name for herself as a public speaker. She has an ardent love for topics revolving around interpersonal relationships and self-efficacy building. Luckily, her education and past life experience has provided a fantastic starting point to inspire those through powerful presentations. Shanelle hopes to make international speaking a large part of her career.

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#Bossbabe life

With plenty of exciting, secret projects on the horizon, Shanelle is unable to reveal too much about her business life. But let's just say she's no slouch when it comes to business operation. Starting at 18, she's self-contracted out her design/marketing skills; and at 19 completed her education in Graphic Design at CATO. Her recent ideas involve developing online workshops for love, so keep an eye out for those.