Resident Chrystol Broom crowned Miss Frost Manor 2021

Second annual Beauty Shots day and pageant was once again a big hit with residents

Resident Chrystol Broom was crowned Miss Frost Manor 2021 during the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s second annual Beauty Shots day and pageant.

On Feb. 4 and 5, Frost Manor hosted the Beauty Shots program which begins with the life enrichment team primping and pampering residents before they have glamour photos taken. Residents try on different styles of clothing and their makeup is done.

Team members then take photos of residents in a variety of poses along with props, such as sunglasses and floral bouquets.

Although only in its second year, the Beauty Shots program and Miss Frost Manor pageant are becoming resident-favourite events at Frost Manor, says life enrichment manager Lyndsay Burton.

“This program always goes over so well with the residents, and the staff have just as much fun dressing up the residents and offering up suggestions for posing,” she tells The OMNIway.

At the end of the Beauty Shots program, the Miss Frost Manor contest is held. Residents and staff members vote for the best pose of the day.

Chrystol won the Miss Frost Manor contest for her poses. This recognition is also awarded to a resident who displays the values of friendship, citizenship and being beautiful inside and out, Lyndsay explains.

Chrystol was awarded a certificate, sash, crown and flowers to mark the occasion.

Resident Heather Marshall won the first Miss Frost Manor contest in 2020.

Heather was asked if she was sad to be passing the crown.

“No, I am happy to see another resident win,” she says. “I love seeing all the photos of us all dressed up.”

When Chrystol was asked how she felt about receiving the award, with tears in her eyes she replied, “I wasn’t expecting this; this is wonderful.”

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