What is your typical day as a pageant queen?
When I'm out making appearances, sharing the crown is my favorite part of the day. There is nothing better than placing my crown on a little one's head and seeing their face light up! It's amazing how a crown can open doors and hearts. A typical day out making an appearance is filled with business and blessings. It usually starts out early for hair and makeup and then a long drive to the destination. Once at the appearance destination, the day is filled with sharing my story and listening to other's stories. Listening to other's stories is a beautiful part of the day. After an appearance, it's usually a long return ride and late to bed, but all worth it to spread the word of inclusion and kindness and represent the Miss Royalty International system.
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Did you face any moment of disappointment with yourself during the pageant journey, and how did you overcome it?
During competition at Nationals, I became very ill with the stomach flu. I spiked a fever of 102.6 right before the formal gown portion of competition. This was the last piece of the week's competition. I had the shakes and was about to pass out, but the other competitors gathered around me, cheered me on, helped me to take deep breaths. Mr. Puerto Rico, the escort, was asked to stay on stage in case I passed out. Before being helped up on the stage, one of the backstage directors took my hand and prayed over me. The Miss Royalty International system is so incredibly supportive. Because of everyone's love and support, I persevered through. It absolutely amazes me I received the crown while competing sick!
Your favorite beauty queen?
Olivia Jordan is my favorite beauty queen! I love how she shines on the stage. She has this amazing way of smiling through her whole face that makes you feel like she is your best girlfriend and she's smiling with you.
Where do we hope to see you In the next 10 years?
I have so many dreams for the future that it's hard to say. Perhaps I'll be walking the stage of a Miss USA pageant, or maybe I'll be busy working with amazing patients as a child psychiatrist. Of course I wouldn't mind being caught modeling beautiful gowns for Sherri Hill, Rachel Allan or Mac Duggel either!