A mom of two, married, hardworking, loving and caring, Estevan resident Christie-Lee Sinclair has made it to the quarterfinals of the North American contest for Miss Jetset 2020 magazine cover, leaving some 25,000 other contestants behind.
With absolutely no modelling background, this challenge came into Sinclair’s life unforeseen.
“A couple of my friends tagged me in the post and asked me to join it,” said Sinclair. “I had some doubts about whether I was actually going to participate in the contest, just because I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it this far. But it looks like everybody’s behind me and supporting me, and we actually came pretty darn far.”
Sinclair works as a family support worker with Envision Counselling and Support Centre, as well as at Estevan Diversified Services as a direct support worker. With great support from her father, husband, friends and the community throughout the four weeks of contest Sinclair has constantly held first and second place positions in her group. She also won a VIP invitation to the Private Miss Jetset Landing party on April 4.
Along the way, as of Monday afternoon, Sinclair already raised over $800 that will go to the B+ (Be Positive) Foundation, which works with families who are impacted with childhood cancer. She said the entire experience has been incredible so far.
“(It’s been) a little overwhelming. It actually brought more than I actually imagined. I’ve got some new contacts, I’ve made some friends along the way and I’ve been coming out with my story a little bit more, with my background as to why I’m doing what I’m doing,” said Sinclair.
Besides the cover picture, there is a $50,000 cash prize on the line. Sinclair, who hails from North Battleford and has been an Estevan resident for the past 11 years, said that she plans on donating a good portion of those winnings back into the community.
“I want to give back to the food bank and places that share a similar background of where I came from because we did utilize the food bank when I was younger and growing up. My mom and I didn’t have the closest relationship when I was growing up, and my dad, he struggled with alcohol addiction. And I wanted to do better in my life,” said Sinclair.
“Once I saw this contest and what I was about, it was a chance at giving hope to families in our province. And that’s what I really want to do it for.”
Sinclair said she has a few organizations in her mind that she wants to give money to should she win.
“A lot of that is going to go to the United Way in North Battleford and United Way in Estevan because they have so many subcategories that … their proceeds go to. And I would also love to donate to Telemiracle as well,” said Sinclair.
Sinclair was grateful to local people and businesses that helped her along the way, and those who voted for her throughout this exciting month. But she will need the entire community to come together to help her achieve her goal while promoting Estevan and raising money for a good cause.
“I am looking for my community support on being successful in the next couple of rounds!”
The competition is based on votes. People can either just vote every 24 hours or vote through a $1 donation, with proceeds going to B+ Foundation.
“In order to be successful and represent the cities of Estevan and North Battleford and their citizens as well as local businesses while I attend the Miss Jetset VIP landing party in Scottsdale, Arizona, I need my community’s support to help me get there and make our province of Saskatchewan proud,” said Sinclair.
To vote and support Sinclair people can go to https://www.jetsetmag.com/model-search/2020/christie-lee-sinclair. To make it to semifinals Sinclair needs to be the first one in her group. Voting closes on Feb. 27.