Seafest’s first-lady-in-waiting Bridget Nickerson was recently appointed Miss Nova Scotia International and will be joining Seafest Queen Ginette Surette to compete in the Miss Canada pageant next August.

The pageant’s scholarship program is presenting her with a sum of money to use towards her studies as well.

Nickerson will be studying massage therapy over the next year at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Bedford and plans on returning to Yarmouth to establish a business. Until then, the 20-year-old plans on continuing to help out at City Drug, and work part time at City Streets and for the Y-12 lottery.

Nickerson says she enjoys competing in pageants.

“I’m not in it for the competing aspect. I’m in it for the experience. When Linda brought this opportunity to me I said sure, the worst thing that could happen is I don’t have a good time. I had a wonderful time – the girls were great, the coordinators were amazing and then there was the bonus, that I actually won!”

By Carla Allen