Age: 23 | Height: 5’10″
Always on the quest for new adventures, Marta Jablonska is a passionate young woman whose self-confidence and curious nature lead her to live life to the fullest and never say no to an opportunity.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Marta came to Canada at the age of 6. Not understanding a word of English and having to learn the language quickly was the first challenge that inspired Marta to cultivate a profound interest for different cultures and languages. Marta is now fluent in Polish, English & French and is learning Spanish.
After secondary school, Marta moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. This allowed Marta to explore more of Canada’s cultural diversity and immerse herself in the francophone setting. Gifted with a creative, energetic and charismatic personality, Marta was also chosen to teach an undergraduate course as part of a special program at McGill.
Determined to keep expanding her horizons, Marta recently embarked on a 3-month journey to New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Beijing, the coast of California and Vancouver to discover more of what the world has to offer. Nothing makes Marta happier than trying new foods, mixing with locals while exploring new sceneries and landmarks.
Traveling has also exposed Marta to the poverty and misery in under-developed parts of the world. As a first-hand witness while volunteering in Argentina, Marta realizes the importance of a good support system for children. Being inspired by “Club Union de los Pibes,” an after-school program for children with difficult home lives, Marta is in the process of starting her own “Sunny Sundays” project for Canadian children with similar situations. She is excited about being involved with the SOS Children’s Villages this year as well. Marta’s caring nature and exceptional entrepreneurial aptitude are qualities that will not only drive these projects to completion but set them up for success in the future.
Being ambitious, Marta does not only aspire to have a fulfilling personal life but excels in the professional and academic setting as well. She is currently working for the biggest Canadian Energy company while completing her MBA part-time. Being a fervent believer in education, her future plan is to complete a PhD and become a Professor. Finally, she is looking to find ways to help others transform their lives for the better and is currently completing a Certification to be a Holistic Health Counsellor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Marta loves to laugh, be in the sun and do anything active outdoors. She also loves going to the movies, rock climbing, exploring extreme sports and playing word games with her friends. Her mantra for life includes “Do the unexpected,” and “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage,” which will continue to guide her as she embarks on her next adventure to become Miss Universe Canada. If Marta is selected to represent her country, she will do so with pride and grace, in the same way she approaches every aspect of her life- by giving the opportunity 110%.