Linnea Kiefer is a very bubbly, gracious and passionate young lady. She confidently believes that no matter what is going on in your life, the right outlook and attitude will make anything possible. She enjoys being active and is currently learning kickboxing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
She was born in in the historic town of Brockville, Ontario and has always been very independent, living on her own since the age of 16. She moved to Toronto at 18 to pursue her studies. She enjoyed her Business Marketing program because it allowed her to interact with people, applying her studies and the ability to be creative. She is currently studying and enjoying her courses in Aesthetics.
Linnea has always been very curious about life and the rest of the world. Her interests continue to grow as she travels and learns about other people, culture, history and art. She can often be found walking through large metropolitan cities in order to get the real feel of life and the people who live there. Her short time in Paris, France exposed her to the increasing problem of homeless immigrant families living on street corners, looking for a better life than their homeland, but unable to find one. She believes that increasing social inclusion and intercultural dialogue will help economic growth and development.
She is a passionate animal lover and advocate for animal welfare. She is also a big supporter of animals at risk and has helped many causes in North America, as well as Asia and Europe. Linnea has supported a variety of initiatives from Canadian Wildlife to trapped Moon Bears in Asia and Walk in Her Shoes supporting young women from all walks of life.
Linnea will use her pageant success to bring more attention and support to animals at risk not just in Canada, but around the world. She will be a louder more visible voice in the ongoing struggle to protect animals that need that protection and help.
Linnea’s role model has been her father since she was reunited with him at age 18. He has given her stability of family, a sense of purpose and the importance of being ethically correct. Her father taught her the importance of hard work and sacrifice by both his words and actions, touching her life in a remarkable way. “He has ingrained important values of hard work, humility, and respect for others in me. I’m very blessed to have a father like him.”
Linnea believes you should surround yourself with people who support you and are positive, but if you do not have that support know it’s okay to be alone. She is also a firm believer in surrounding yourself with the dreamers as well as the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.