How to Deal With Disappointment In A Pageant - According To Carly Wolf 2018 Miss South Carolina Teen USA Candidate

It happens. You are standing there in the spotlight. Grasping tightly the hand of the other girl. Waiting. Waiting. for the emcee to announce the first runner up.  Because you know…if your name is not announced, then YOU are the newly crowned queen of the pageant!  Then, it happens.  You hear YOUR name.  Sudden disappointment engulfs your whole being.  From the follicle of the hairs on your head to the tips of your beautifully sculptured toenails.  “Nooooooo!  My name was not to be called!” you scream silently in your head.  All the work you’ve done.  All the time you’ve put in.  All the emotion spent getting to that moment on stage….and it wasn’t meant to be.

Well, I have wonderful news for you, all is not lost! Take a look at the journey you traveled. Without traveling this journey you wouldn’t be stronger, smarter, wiser, and more beautiful, than had you not taken this voyage. 

Carly Wolf, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss South Carolina Teen USA, thinks disappointment is a part of life and pageantry, but she has learned to turn this negative aspect into a positive thing - "It is hard to take a loss when you work so hard for something. However, I have learned to walk away and look forward to what will be next. Actually, nothing at all was lost, but a whole lot gained. " - she explained. 

Carly is a college cheerleader at the University of South Carolina-Aiken majoring in Biology. Let's know a little bit more about her below!

Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not? 

I do feel social media plays a major role in pageantry. Unfortunately, many girls are bullied by negative comments and look down on their self image when they see other girls pictures on social media. There are also pros in pageantry with social media. In pageants a lot of the girls are out of town, and it is a good way to keep up with each other! 

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

I would like to advise any young girl wanting to be a queen is to never give up and to always believe in yourself. 

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Who is your ideal beauty queen and how has she helped you to evolve as a beauty queen?

A beauty queen that I admire and look up to is Marley Stokes, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2016 and 2nd runner up to Miss Teen USA. I have known Marley for almost nine years and she has always been a great role model for me.

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Thanks to the beautiful Carly for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant.