Nova Stevens, Canadian Top Model With Inspirational Message On Beauty
Nova Stevens at 6 feet tall with legs that stretch for days and mahogany skin is nothing short of an African beauty. Her inner beauty also shines through her soft spoken voice and heartfelt laugh. Originally from South Sudan, she arrived to Canada at the age of six to escape the brutal conflict there, leaving behind her mother in South Sudan and her father in Ethiopia. In Canada, with the assistance of the Youth Transition Program in Alberta, she became more independent having her own place and graduating out of High School at fifteen. She went on to earn a basketball scholarship out of High School. She also pursued modeling ending up in international publications in fashion capitals like New York, Paris and Milan, eventually making it as first runner up at the Supermodel Canada 2017 competition.
In 2018, she made it as a contestant at the Miss Universe Canada competition for the second time, a great accomplishment for any young model. Nova says she looked forward to this competition because she felt it would give her the
|Miss Universe Canada 2018|
When asked about her family, Nova hesitates a bit. It is a sensitive subject as she is yet to reconcile with her parents due to the ongoing conflict back home. This she hopes to change in the near future. When asked about her future plans, she says acting and lots of travelling.
Nova is big on giving back. When she is not working she is involved with keep6six, an organization dedicated to providing second chances to former prison inmates. To learn more, you can visit www.keep6ix.org. You can also check out her Instagram page @thenovastevens.
By Ebele Chizea.
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