MIss Glamour International Canada 2021
RITA HOUKAYEN was recently crowned as the new MISS GLAMOUR INTERANTIONAL 2021 by Reinas Canda-POintA.Agency. She is a global citizen and proudly serves her country Canada.
With a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and a Bachelors in International Development Studies, French and Political Science, her continuous exposure to world issues have passionately driven her to make a difference in improving people’s lives.
Her international student experience in Paris had exposed her to like-minded changemakers and current and future global leaders. She had the opportunity to work at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an international development consultant to provide support in programs and publications on gender equality, health and education in schools, striving to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an intersectional feminist, Rita’s experience with the UN has shaped her into a fierce advocate for gender equality. Rita is also a Global Shaper with the World Economic, Rita also speaks, Arabic, French, English and Spanish.
Rita has had various opportunities to represent Canada at various pageants nationally and abroad. She has placed as a Top Finalist for Miss Universe Canada and has participated at the international competition Miss Earth in the Philippines. She recently represented Canada at Reinado Internacional del Cafe 2019 –Colombia’s second largest pageant – and brought back the People’s Choice award. Rita has also been on the other side of the pageant world. At only 22, she was the National Director for the Miss Emigrant Canada pageant where she mentored young beautiful ladies to proudly represent their heritage on stage and become active agents of their community. Besides volunteering and spending time with her loved ones, Rita maintains a healthy and active lifestyle through daily cycling, dancing, marathoning, hiking, martial arts and hot yoga.
We are very proud to be represented by Rita in Mexico next September 2021. She is taking steps every day towards Miss Glamour International to ensure she is the most well prepared to take on this international stage and make her country Canada proud.