Character. Compassion. Caring. These are values that all parents want to instill in their children. But how do you teach your kids the value of selflessness, hard work, and generosity ? The beautiful Ellie Malcolm, who won the title of USA National Miss South Carolina Teen in october, created a platform called “Give me F.I.V.E Today.” It stands for F-Find your passion, I- Initiate, V-Volunteer- Encourage and inspire others. The goal is to teach young kids ways to volunteer for at least 5 hours a month.
Ellie's mother put her in her first beauty pageant when she was just 4 years old - "At the time I really did not understand what was going on so I just smiled and waved!. As years went by though, I continued to do pageants almost on a weekly basis. I started doing natural pageants, which soon led to glitz (which was my personal favorite). Each pageant I did, I set a personal goal and it made me feel great on the inside every time I reached it" - she explained.
Ellie will have the opportunity to represent the state of South Carolina in the USA National Miss Teen Pageant later this year, lets know a little more about her through this interview!