Karen Bellaart

When I'm not at my day job or working as a freelance model, I love cooking for my girlfriend and our two fat cats


Karen Bellaart took 7th place in her group! Thank you for helping us donate to the Canadian Cancer Society! We will be announcing our donation at the end of the competition.

Everyone has a secret talent, what is yours?

I give the most relaxing massages! It's not uncommon for clients to fall asleep on my table. I'm also great at getting people to open up to me; friends, family, and even clients trust me with their most personal secrets and traumas, and I feel privileged to be held in a position of trust by so many people.

If you were voted our cover girl, what would you do with $10,000?

I'd give half of it away to help my friends pay for school. University is so damn expensive! I was pursuing a BA as a psych major at VIU for 3 years, but I dropped out to start a massage business. At 26 I'm finally able to call myself financially stable, but so many of my amazingly smart and ambitious friends are unsure of how they'll be able to pay for their education. I'd love to take that stress off of them. The rest of the cash would go towards buying a home with my partner Astrid