You will compete at the Miss Nevada Teen USA Pageant, how will you prepare the contest?
I will prepare myself mentally, by training with an interview coach, I will prepare physically, by eating less ice cream and hitting the gym and I will continue with my volunteer work.
What is your favorite thing to do in your state?
I could never choose one favorite thing, I love shopping, eating, volunteering, hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, and exploring. Nevada provides me with all of those things and the chance to discover and learn new things every day.
One word to describe Nevada?
What do you expect to gain by competing in pageantry?
I have gained communications skills and the knowledge of my self-worth. Pageants taught me to feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. I have learned that the most beautiful accessories a girl can have is a good heart.
Did you face any moment of disappointment with yourself during the pageant journey, and how did you overcome it?
In the past I would to try and be someone I wasn’t. I thought I had to be the perfect pageant girl to win. I have grown and learned to be myself and stay true to me. I realized not winning a national crown didn’t define me. I learned that I actually won since I competed despite my flaws and inspired others to follow a dream.
We’ve all seen the stereotypical portrayals of pageant contestants, a la Miss Congeniality, spreading peace, love and beauty throughout the world. How do you think you'll make a difference?
By being a part of a pageant, I expect to gain an opportunity to discover my strengths and perfect them, realize my weaknesses and transform them into strengths. I believe I can make a difference by sharing my story and the obstacles I had to overcome. My biggest hurdle was my left eye blindness. I know if I can do it, anyone can. My eye makes me unique, we all have unique qualities. I inspire to have the opportunity to encourage others to embrace their individual uniqueness and become confidently beautiful.
Thanks to the beautiful Tinely for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Nevada Teen USA pageant.