Khloe Anaskan using beauty pageant to highlight her culture
- By Kaitlynn Nordal | July 15, 2022
Musician Kacey Musgraves may sing about not being pageant material but that couldn’t be further from the truth for Khloe Anaskan.
Being the mother of five boys, Khloe’s mother Lesley Anaskan was excited to have a daughter and enjoy activities with her.
This would lead to the world of pageants.
Khloe, now seven, did her first pageant at a year old.
“It was something girly we could do together as mother and daughter,” said Lesley. “She has been doing great – loves it.”
Beyond the pretty dresses and playing with makeup, Khloe enjoys the social aspect of pageants.
“I like meeting new queens and making myself beautiful,” said Khloe,” I like showing off my dresses.”
After competing in a pageant in Toronto in 2021, Khloe was able to move on to a pageant happening in the Dominican Republic called Little Miss Tourism Intercontinental where she will compete for the title from July 26 to 31.
As the days slowly tick by, Khloe grows more excited to compete internationally and experience a new country. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and maybe learning a phrase or two in Spanish.
“It will be a learning experience for her since we have all been in isolation because of Covid,” said Lesley. “It helps her get out and socialize with other pageant queens and get our culture and tradition in that part of the world … She will be doing a jingle dress dance for her talent and I don’t think any of them have seen that before.”
Khloe is excited about dancing.
“I want to show them a part of my culture,” she said.
More than anything Lesley is looking forward to sharing the experience with her daughter.
“I’m hoping it will go well,” said Lesley. “I want to just enjoy this trip with her.”
She said the competitions are not just about winning.
“I want other youth to know anything is possible if you put your mind to it, I hope Khloe can be an inspiration to other little girls,” continued Lesley.
As a way of helping with the financial costs of going to Little Miss Tourism Intercontinental, the Anaskan’s are doing fundraisers which you can find out more about on their Facebook pages.