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Jessica Trisko-Darden

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Jessica Nicole Darden née Trisko born 1984 is a Canadian academic, activist, model and beauty queen

Trisko's father is of Ukrainian heritage, and her mother is Filipino Her first language is English, but she also speaks Russian and French

After winning the Miss Earth Canada pageant, Trisko represented Canada at Miss Earth 2007 and became the first Canadian to win the Miss Earth 2007 title She had previously placed in the top ten at Miss Universe Canada 2007

She studies the impact of foreign aid on repression and civil war She has written and published journals on social science, humanities, and international security which were used in various international conferences

In August 1, 2016, she was one of the guest judges in the final Miss Earth United States 2016 pageant in the Schlesinger Concert Hall, Washington, DC


  • 1 Academic background
  • 2 Community involvement
  • 3 Environmental activism
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Academic background

Raised in Vancouver, Trisko moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend McGill University where she excelled as a student-athlete and obtained a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 She later lived in the United States and Russia while completing a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin Trisko then returned to Montreal to begin a PhD in Political Science at McGill in 2006

Trisko obtained a PhD in Political Science from McGill University in 2012 was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario Her research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada SSHRC and the McGill-Universite de Montreal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies

Trisko has published in edited volumes and the journals Central Asian Survey and the McGill Foreign Affairs Review She has presented at numerous academic conferences including the International Studies Association 2009 and 2008 conferences, the ISSS/ISAC 2009 conference, the Association for the Study of Nationalities 2007 conference, various McGill-Universite de Montreal Research Group in International Security conferences, and the CDAI-CDFAI 2006 conference

Community involvement

Trisko has been participating in charitable fashion shows since the age of 15 In 2001, she teamed up with Ford Models and L'Oréal to participate in the behind-the-scenes reality television series Supermodels, which featured eight half-hour episodes In 2008, Trisko guest starred on the Filipino television shows "The Singing Bee" and "Sports Unlimited"

Trisko has hosted numerous environmental events in Asia and North America She now serves as a mentor to young women interested in pursuing careers in the fashion industry through the organization "Teens Reacting Effectively aNd Discovering Style TRENDS" - a national fashion and image project by teens, for teens

In March 2013, Jessica hosted the inaugural Jack Layton Winter Ball, a fundraiser for cancer research that benefited the Goodman Cancer Research Centre in Montreal Members of the late Mr Layton's family were in attendance, including Mike Layton and Olivia Chow, as well as the current Leader of the Opposition Mr Thomas Mulcair

Environmental activism

Miss Earth 2007

Trisko, together with the executives of Carousel Productions and the national organizers of Miss Earth Indonesia, attended the Cool Energy Exhibition on December 10, 2007 with the theme: "Care for the Change" More than 20 companies, non-government organizations and other groups participated in this exposition held in the Peninsula Island inside the Nusa Dua resort showcasing displays about wildlife conservation, energy, and forest preservation

On December 13, 2007, Trisko, along with non-governmental organization, Conservation International and the Indonesian government, led the release of hundreds of sea turtles at Nusa Dua beach, Bali, Indonesia

Trisko also took part in the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, alongside Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles and Miss Earth Water 2006 Catherine Untalan from December 5–15, 2007

Trisko had a chance to visit many countries during her reign, including China, Puerto Rico, and Singapore She also went on multiple trips to Indonesia, the United States, Vietnam, Philippines, and Canada, where she met world environmental leaders, and promoted environmental awareness


  1. ^ Adina, Armin 2007-11-04 "More stunners in Miss Earth '07" Philippine Daily Inquirer 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press 2007-11-13 "Canada's Brainy Beauty" Kitchener-Waterloo Record p C2 
  3. ^ Trisko, Jessica "Dissertation" McGill University 
  4. ^ Lo, Ricardo F 4 August 2011 "25 Beauty Queens Turned Authors" The Philippine Star Retrieved 18 October 2012 
  5. ^ "Jessica Nicole Trisko" PDF Political Science McGill Tribune Retrieved 8 February 2012 
  6. ^ a b Thanh Ha, Tu 2007-11-12 "A Beauty Contest with a Conscience" The Globe and Mail p A2 
  7. ^ Fernando, Emmanuel Q 2007-12-22 "Earth beauty in slippers and rubber shoes" The Manila Times, The Manila Times Publishing Corporation Archived from the original on November 20, 2008 Retrieved 2009-01-12 
  8. ^ University of Western Ontario https://webarchiveorg/web/20130113052907/http://politicalscienceuwoca/faculty/trisko/indexhtml Archived from the original on 2013-01-13 Retrieved 2013-03-01  Missing or empty |title= help
  9. ^ McGill Tribune https://wwwmcgillca/politicalscience/grad/news/ Retrieved 2010-05-23  Missing or empty |title= help
  10. ^ "Central Asian Survey" Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Retrieved 2010-05-21 
  11. ^ "ISSS/ISAC 2009 Conference Program" PDF Naval Postgraduate School Retrieved 2010-05-21 
  12. ^ PDF CDA-CDAI http://wwwcda-cdaica/cdai/uploads/cdai/2009/04/trisko06pdf Retrieved 2010-05-21  Missing or empty |title= help
  13. ^ "Trends Fashion - Fashion for Change" Archived from the original on 2010-08-14 Retrieved 2010-05-21 
  14. ^ "McGill Alumni News" Retrieved 2013-03-01 
  15. ^ Schuck, Lorraine 2007-12-10 "Miss Earth Takes Part in the UN Convention on Climate Change" Miss Earth Foundation  |access-date= requires |url= help
  16. ^ Sabarini, Prodita 2007-12-04 "Sea turtle hatchlings set free" The Jakarta Post Archived from the original on April 30, 2008 Retrieved 2008-12-31 
  17. ^ "Miss Earth in the "City of the Gods"" The Manila Times Internet Edition 2007-12-08 Archived from the original on February 16, 2008 Retrieved 2008-12-31  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list help
  18. ^ "Miss Earth 2007 promises to go back to RP after reign" ABS-CBN News 2007-11-05 Retrieved 2008-12-31 

External links

  • Official Jessica Trisko YouTube site
  • Official Miss Earth web site
  • Miss Earth Foundation
Preceded by
Riza Santos
Miss Earth Canada
Succeeded by
Denise Garrido
Preceded by
Hil Hernández
Miss Earth
Succeeded by
Karla Henry

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