Alexandra was born in China and moved to Vancouver, BC with her family when she was 16. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a major in Economics in May of 2019. As a model, beauty blogger and an aspiring fashion designer, Alexandra has traveled across the globe, meeting and learning from a myriad of both diverse and likeminded people. Her travel has opened her eyes to not only the wonders of the world but also the plight and peril of those less privileged.
Having studied in a high school for girls in Victoria, BC, Alexandra learned the importance of feminism and the need to promote and defend women’s rights, not just at home but abroad. She has grown to understand the difficulty of being a woman in the modern world and has strived to make use of her reach and influence, particularly on social media, to defy social standards and demonstrate proudly that women can be whatever they want to be. She wholeheartedly believes that participating in a pageant can serve as a platform for a young woman to amplify her voice, to speak her mind, and to empower others like her.
Alexandra’s core values of empowerment have underlain all aspects of her life. This is why she majored in Economics and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree, hoping that greater knowledge of financial and monetary policies can equip her with the skills to directly address the issues of the gender pay gap. It is for these reasons too that she has been an active community member, working for the Mount Pleasant Business team to help out local businesses. She has also volunteered for many different humanitarian groups, setting out on various outings. She believes in the need to proactively dedicate one’s time to pay it forward. Furthermore, she has worked for the Federal Liberal Party during the election years and have taken the opportunity to get the vote out by motivating young people to participate in civic engagement because she believes that social change starts often with the action one takes at the ballot box.
She is most humbled to have been able to work with different brands and attending many fashion events, such as Cle De Peau, Jimmy Choo, and local fashion boutiques Secret Location and Kokko. Being a lifelong artist too, Alexandra has developed a unique aesthetic through studying painting and drawing. Coupled with her professional experience as a model, she is making use of her artistic and entrepreneurial skills to develop her own clothing brand that aims to help women find new ways to discover true and inner beauty. Regardless of what she is doing or what adventure she is on, Alexandra always seeks to express herself genuinely and empower those to believe that they can be whatever they want to be. Creative, caring, compassionate and courage, Alexandra knows she epitomizes the spirit of Canada and can proudly represent Canada on the Miss Universe stage.