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!