Dynamic, resilient, persistent and full of life is how those who know her best would describe her. However, asked to describe herself, Nova would emphasize resiliency and the power of faith in being able to change your circumstances. After her family fled a brutal Civil war in South Sudan, Nova was sent alone to Canada at age 6 to be able to have a better life, leaving behind her mother in a UN camp in South Sudan and father and siblings in Ethiopia.


As Miss Universe Canada 2020, Nova would like to use her platform to help her family reunite. Nova recently helped her mother leave the United Nations camp she’s been in for the past 7 years due to civil war in Sudan.


As someone who grew up without her family, Nova knows of  the disparities in a life without that support SYSTEM. THIS LED HER TO CREATE her non-profit ‘Go Supernova’ to help youth reach their potential through, education, scholarships, business and reuniting those that have been separated from their families.


Nova is also a co-founder and one of the spokespersons for ‘Freedom March Vancouver” and “Black Freedom Society”, whose mission is to eradicate hate and racism experienced by Black,  Indigenous and people of colour in our world today. Through her persistence and disciplined goal setting, Nova has become an activist for Black Lives Matter as well as an actress and published international model.

"I believe entirely in the need for global inclusion, love, hope, unity and forgiveness. As a Canadian born in South Sudan,
I experienced first-hand the tragedy
that comes from disunity, and I am incredibly fortunate to now have this amazing opportunity to share my dream with others."


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