Category Archives: Personal

3 Months Of Hard Work: Photoshoot

Denise Garrido Photoshoot Rhett Morita

Part 2: Glamour Swimsuit Shoot In the second part of my shoot with Rhett Morita, we tried to capture glamour and fun, while highlighting all my hard work over the past three months, in preparation for Miss Universe Canada. Thank you to Master Delfs for teaching me the discipline and perseverance I needed for this; […]

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Tuesdays with Morrie: What is life?

Mitch and his dying, but full of life and inspiration, professor, Morrie.  (

I recently completed a very inspiring book about life.  A book that emphasizes the importance of maximizing every moment of each day and fully appreciating the relationships that we have. Thank you to my friend, Paulette, for introducing me to a book that hs touched my heart: Tuesdays with Morrie. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of […]

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Red Cross Orphanage “Bal Bhawan” in Ludhiana, India: Mon Dec 5, 2011

Action shot on the swings--that's why it's blurry ;)

Continuing the with the HEALTHY KIDS HAPPY KIDS tour: A night of being emotionally touched, visiting the orphanage, Bal Bahawan, was one of the most special yet.  I connected with so many children and fell in love with their hearts.  Most of the children I noticed were mute or both deaf and mute yet they still communicated […]

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Mother Teresa Orphanage & Rehab Centre in Jalandhar, India: Sun Dec 4, 2011

Mother Teresa Orphanage Jalandhar 4 Dec 2011 c

December 4th, the HEALTHY KIDS HAPPY KIDS tour continued as we visited the children at the Mother Teresa Centre in Jalandhar, where we visited the children and distributed blankets to each of them. They were so beautiful, and the smiles brought to their faces from our visit was a priceless experience.

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Giving sweaters to school children in Amritsar, India: Fri Dec 2, 2011

Students at Country Inn in Amritsar c

One stop with the HEALTHY KIDS HAPPY KIDS tour was at the Country Inn & Suites in Amritsar, where we were greeted by a school of children. This school was special as it is one with government employees that volunteer their time to teach these children, as they come from below poverty-line families that cannot […]

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