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Sophie Church biography: 13 things about Miss Universe Canada 2022 third runner-up


Sophie Church is a Canadian physician and beauty queen. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was born in Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.
  2. She enjoys yoga, long-distance hiking, swimming, baking and reading.
  3. She has published her research in the field of geriatrics in Age & Ageing, a peer-reviewed medical journal. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where she secured a place on the Dean’s Honour list.
  4. She is 5’10” tall.
  5. In 2006, she started modelling.
  6. In 2009, she was diagnosed with clinical depression.
  7. She is Miss Teenage Nova Scotia 2011. She finished in the Top 10 at Miss Teenage Canada 2011.
  8. She represented Canada at Teen Universe 2012 in Nicaragua and was the third runner-up.
  9. In 2018, she visited Thailand where she became a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)-certified scuba diver. 
  10. In 2020, she graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax with distinction, a designation awarded to the top ten percent of graduates. For her interest and aptitude in mental health, she was given a special award called the Adrienne Bastarache prize.
  11. At the outset of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in 2020, she stepped up to volunteer for Nova Scotia Occupational Health. As a front-line healthcare worker, she actively provided care to those affected by COVID-19.
  12. On May 14, 2022, she competed against 53 other candidates at Miss Universe Canada 2022 at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was third runner-up to Amelia Tu.
  13. She was 27 years old and was employed as a resident physician in Halifax with a specialty in psychiatry when she competed at Miss Universe Canada 2022.

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