Age: 20 | Height: 5’9″
Hometown: Toronto, ON
There is more to Dajana than meets the eye! She is a highly motivated, conscientious and hardworking young woman whom strives for the best performance and in turn exceptional results in whatever she sets her mind to.
She is currently a 2nd year student at York University working towards her Honors degree in Criminology.
Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in crime prevention. Outside of the classroom, she keeps busy by balancing a heavy work schedule and giving back to the community by volunteering her time.
A strong believer in education and child welfare, Dajana volunteers at a local elementary school. In doing so, she acts as a positive role model for the students.
The focus of her volunteer work is to instill a positive attitude, which she hopes will result in much greater confidence and self-esteem in her students.
In her spare time, Dajana maintains a healthy and active lifestyle by rollerblading, running, and swimming. In addition, she loves baking, traveling, watching movies, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Sponsored by: Family and Friends.
Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).
English and Serbian
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
Traveling is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. The food, the music and the art are a few of the many elements that I base my travels upon.
List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.)
Growing up I practiced traditional folk dance.
In what sports, if any, have you participated?
Though I’ve never played competitively, I enjoy playing tennis in my spare time.
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
My Uncle is one of the most influential people in my life next to my parents. He has an unparalleled sense of positivity and motivation. No matter what life throws at him, he always manages to pull through with a smile on his face. I try to mirror his outlook and I hope to convey the same sort of attitude.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?
Acting as a positive role model to the students I work with is one of my proudest accomplishments. Knowing that younger children look up to me gives me a sense of gratification.
What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?
The most interesting thing about me would have to be that I am a very outgoing person. I strongly believe that life is too short to live in apprehension. I often seek adventure in everyday life.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I plan to pursue a career in crime prevention. I hope to accomplish this goal through schooling and also through volunteer experience.
What would be your “dream job” in life?
My dream job in life would be not only one where I enjoy what I do, but also one that challenges me on a daily basis. Essentially I would like to feel a sense of gratification at the end of the day.
Are you currently a student?
Yes I am.
If yes, where?
Area of study:
I am currently enrolled at York University focusing in the area of Criminology as a discipline.
Are you currently employed?
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in a multicultural neighborhood in Toronto. This allowed me to experience different cultures within my community. Growing up, I was a very active child. My friends and I would meet up every day after school and rollerblade or bike ride, we would also organize dodge ball games and hide and seek where all the children in the neighborhood would come out and join us.
List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.
When I was younger my best friend and I would organize yard sales every few weeks in the summer. Anything we found around the house (that our mother’s approved of, of course) we would sell.
List any volunteering you have done.
I volunteer (on a weekly basis) at the elementary school that I attended when I was younger.
What is your most unusual talent?
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
One of the most interesting places that I have ever visited has to be the Monastery of Ostrog in Montenegro. The monastery is situated in the mountains and overlooks acres of lush terrain. It instilled a sense of humility within me.
What do you hope to be doing in ten years?
In 10 years I hope to continue my humanitarian involvement, I also hope to be successful in my career choice.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?