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Confidence: How To Think, Feel And Be Unstoppable - According To Brittany Netta, Miss New Jersey USA Candidate

The reason why most people never reach a particular goal in life is because they have refused to persist, to hang in there just a little longer. Most people deliberate on the word “But” so much that it holds them back from the place where nothing is guaranteed, nothing is real, but yet, everything is possible.

Asking questions like: But what if I fail? What if I am not good enough? What if everyone laughs at me? What if the people I love leave and I’m left alone? And the answer to these questions is…. Yes! Most of the time you will fail, sometimes it will feel like you’re not good enough, sometimes people will mock you and what you do, and some may eventually end up leaving. And then what? You see, all the fears mentioned above don’t count, in fact, it’s one way that nature shapes you into achieving your goals, if only you keep persisting because the experience is the teacher.

The gorgeous Brittany Netta, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss New Jersey USA in a few days, is currently making a difference in her community through her organization Art is Smart NJ, which advocates for continued funding into arts education. She was inspired to start this organization through personal experiences. At a very young age her parents and educators discovered she had a learning disability that hindered her performance in school - "I was pulled out of the regular classroom and placed into a classroom based around visual learning and the arts" - she explained.

She's the perfect example of persistance in life - "I was told no my whole life. No I would never learn at the same pace as other students. No I wouldn't get into the college I got into. No I wouldn't get the amazing job I have today. I ultimately overcame all my adversities in life and turned my no's into yes's."

If she wins the crown Brittany will have the opportunity to represent her state in Miss USA 2018. Check out my interview with her below!


Tell me something about you and your work. What do you actually do, and have done in the past?

I work for a global payment technology solutions company on Wall Street. I am an Analyst on the Integrated Solutions Marketing team, where I happen to be the only female in this division. Every day, merchants, financial institutions and governments around the world rely on our firm to deliver the simple yet sophisticated solutions that help our customers thrive in the changing world of commerce.

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You will compete at the Miss New Jersey USA Pageant, what inspired you on the course of beauty pageants?

Yes, I am honored to announce that I will be representing my hometown Watchung at the Miss NJ USA competition. 

As a young girl, I faced a lot of adversity in school. With that being said, no one would have ever expected me to be where I am today. As a woman working in a predominately male dominated industry at a fortune 250 firm while accomplishing this through an untraditional education, I want to inspire women to chase their dreams no matter what difficulties may stand in their way. 

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What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?

Turn your dream into a goal, make a clear vision and plan that will help you achieve it, and continue to strive and progress towards it every single day. Anything you want, you can have. So believe in yourself and what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.

We’ve all seen the stereotypical portrayals of pageant contestants, a la Miss Congeniality, spreading peace, love and beauty throughout the world. How will you make a difference?

Through Art is Smart NJ, I’ve had incredible opportunities to share my story, work hands on with children and educate others on the importance of an arts education.

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Thanks to the beautiful Brittany for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss New Jersey USA pageant.

 

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