Matheson, who is pursuing a double major in criminology and English, will join this year’s overall winner Hasti Vahidi of Vancouver and three other B.C. regional winners at Miss World Canada 2009 in Toronto next March, after which the next stop is Miss World.
Contestants from around the province took part in the pageant, which raised more than $13,000 for the Cops for Cancer charity. The contestants were each judged on personal expression in sports wear and an evening gown, a private interview with the judging panel and an onstage interview in the final showcase.
Miss BC World 2007, SFU student Shaela Rae Wlodarczyk, wrote and performed a song at this year’s pageant dedicated to cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease.