For the first time a Port Perry resident will represent Durham Region at the Miss Canada World competition. 18-year old Veronica Leask is looking forward to the national competition in August. She acknowledges the #MeToo campaign has changed the way people look at pageants, but she says that isn't a bad thing because there is more to the competition than showing up and looking pretty. There is a week-long preliminary round that eliminates contestants. Veronica is a student at Conestoga College.