Right now, halfway around the world from her Enoch Cree Nation homelands, international pageant veteran Ashley Callingbull is representing Canada in the Mrs. Universe competition, a pageant in which all contestants are married women.
Did you not hear the news? Ashley Callingbull got married. Sorry fellas. You can call her Mrs. Burnham now.
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Mrs. Universe 2015 is being held in Minsk, Belarus. The event’s formal description is as follows: The forum for most responsible married woman MRS Universe 2015 will be held in Minsk, Belarus with topic “Domestic violence and reflection over children.”
As a veteran pageant participant who rated highly in Miss Universe Canada and Miss World Canada competitions, Callingbull is undoubtedly one of the favorites among the delegates convened in Minsk. She’s tracking her progress on Instagram and Facebook — so stop by and show your support by liking or sharing her photos! Here are some snapshots from her journey so far:
Getting ready for a pre-pageant shoot back on Turtle Island. Callingbull: 'I love my pageant hair!!'
Just about ready to shoot. Callingbull: 'Feeling glamorous and ready for MRS Universe 2015. #CanadaForTheWin'
An official pageant photo.
Another official photo from Callingbull's pre-pageant shoot.
From Callingbull's official Mrs. Universe swimsuit photo shoot in Las Vegas.
Another official swimsuit photo for Mrs. Universe 2015.
Nearly time to leave for Minsk. Callingbull: 'All done putting together back to school clothes and supplies for a child in Belarus. I also put together my fellow contestants gifts and gifts for the children of Belarus last night. Can't wait to hand out gifts that share my culture from Canada.'
Drum in hand, ready to leave from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Callingbull: 'I'm off to Europe to represent Canada in the MRS Universe 2015 Pageant in Belarus!'
On the scene in Minsk. Callingbull: 'Day 1 with Mrs Ecuador, Baltics and Siberia'
Callingbull: '4 days till the MRS Universe 2015 finals! #CanadaForTheWin'
Callingbull: 'Yesterday was the national outfit parade for all the delegates. I wore a custom Canadian Jingle dress & beadwork that showcased my culture. Made by my friend Dabney Warren. #GoCanada'
Callingbull: 'Talent Night at MRS Universe 2015 wearing Lyn Kay Designs.'
Another day, another outfit, another camera. Callingbull: 'Photoshoot for MRS Universe 2015 today! 2 days till Finals'
A few images from the Mrs. Universe Facebook page:
Callingbull speaks before the delegates at a discussion on domestic violence.
All smiles at a reception held in a Minsk casino. Callingbull is second from left at the table.
Even the most glamorous women in the world get caught checking their Facebook pages.
Dining with fellow contestants.
Mrs. Universe 2015 delegates