Miss Italia North America

I arrived back into Canada after losing my passport in the US just in time to compete in the Miss Italia nel Mondo competition. I arrived at the competition with Strutt Central CEO Christina and Brit….. worried to hear most of the other girls already knew Italian!!! This made me a little nervous!!!

Set in Hamilton Ontario, the Miss Italia Nel Mondo pageant is open to women 21-28 of Italian decent. My great grandparents originated in Palermo Sicily & I thought this would be a wonderful way to get in touch with my Italian heritage. The Miss Italia Nel Mondo qualifying pageant was beautifully decorated!


The First Round Miss Italia Nel Mondo Competition: Some of the things we had to do:

  • Sing the Italian and Canadian National Anthem!!!
  • Read an entire paragraph in Italian to a panel of over 10 judges! … in our bikini!

There were 3 rounds of the competition:

Casual Wear, Bikini Round, and Evening wear

Casual Wear: Included gorgeous clothes by Roberto Cavalli. We were required to strut our stuff on the runway for the judges.

Bikini Round – Where we had to READ Italian.

(Brit and I did really well!)

When they called out the representative for North American Crown, the announcer ONLY spoke Italian, so I didn’t even really KNOW I was going to Italy until I got backstage afterward! Ha… !  What a shock!!!

I am extremely excited to go to Italy to represent North America. I am now studying to become fluent in Italian!!! Everyone is going to have to wish me luck with this!!!!! [UPDATE: in 2016 Theresa is fluent in Spanish and Italian.]

BACK TO 20011…. I cannot wait to visit Calabria…

I came runner up in the competition, and I get to go to Italy for 3.5 weeks in June to compete in the finals. My title is Miss Italia North America!

Miss Italia Canada is Miss. Daniella Delgado. Both of us are chosen to represent our country in Italy at miss Italia of the World. I am going to work my hardest ever to represent North America well in Italy.

The winner of Miss Italia Nel Mondo wins…

a new car, a modeling contract, sponsorship deals, as well as round trip, expenses paid trip to Italy! That’s incredible!

It is an honor to have this crown! I am proud to represent my hometown of Peterborough Ontario in a world beauty pageant like Miss Italy of the World. My goal is to leave a positive footprint in this world; to motivate and support women of all shapes and sizes; and to carry with me a message of love and sustainability. I am blessed with a voice and a willingness to help those who have helped me along the way. I am so happy to have this inspiring opportunity. While in Italy, I will stay in Sicily for a few days upon arrival before the pageant work begins. We will prepare for 3 weeks leading up to the live pageant, televised worldwide on RAI Uno exclusive!
Stay tuned!


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About Theresa

Canadian Feature Film Actress & International Model. Qualifications include live television, feature film, radio experience, TV Host, event production, & PR. Theresa flexes her knowledge of brand development and marketing while pursing a career in the arts industry in the heart of downtown Toronto. Skilled as a strategic marketing & planning expert, Theresa Longo travels nationally and internationally as a Corporate Brand Ambassador and loves to write and record original music.

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