It’s something she’s waited for since she was a young girl, but Sima Saxena’s crowning moment finally came last weekend in Fort Langley.
“My dream came true,” said the Gordon Head woman who was named Mrs. Vancouver Island at the Mrs. B.C. competition.
“I wasn’t sure I would be selected because there were some really talented and beautiful ladies there,” said the mother of two.
Saxena said there were some tense moments as she waited for the judges’ decisions, along with the other 53 contestants vying for the titles of Mrs. B.C., Miss B.C. and Miss Teen B.C.
“I was happy for the other ladies whose names were called, at the same time I was keeping my fingers crossed hoping that my name would be called too. When they called my name, I was just so happy and thrilled.”
Saxena was joined by her husband Manoj, daughter Neha and son Kunal at the competition that took place over the Canada Day weekend.
She’s looking forward to representing Vancouver Island at various events over the year. The sold-out pageant in Fort Langley raised $29,000 for Cops for Cancer.