There's nothing quite like helping others for making you feel good about yourself. Getting involved in community service projects can build your self-confidence while you improve the world around you. 

Some community service opportunities require an ongoing commitment while others are one-time events. Once you've decided how much time you can give, one way to decide on a project is to decide what issues are most important to you. 

The beautiful Dexonna Talbot, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Utah 2018, launched her own platform called Servesteem: increasing self esteem through service - "I believe my platform is beneficial for all ages and can truly help others reach their full potential as an individual" - she explained.

For her platform Dexonna creates and does one major service project each month and invites all those wanting to participate to be apart of it - "I’ve also had the opportunity to create my own dance program for students with special needs. I have also been able to serve humanitarian projects in both Vietnam and Mexico."

If she wins the crown Dexonna will have the opportunity to represent the state of Utah in Miss America 2019 on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City. At the end of the event, Miss America 2018, Cara Mund of North Dakota, will officially crown her successor.

Did you know ? Two Miss Utah titleholders have won the Miss America pageant.

JessiKate Riley of Beaver was crowned Miss Utah 2017 on June 17, 2017 at Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. She competed for the title of Miss America 2018 on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey where she won a Preliminary award in Talent as well as a Non-Finalist talent award.

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The most effective way to prepare your mind to win a pageant or competition is to embrace your uniqueness and do something different. This will make you even more memorable and allow you to be authentic to yourself and showcase your personality. Understanding what makes you unique and what gifts you have to offer allow you to embrace yourself on this journey through the world of perceived competition.

The beautiful Jordan Lyndsay Millette, who'll be representing Alabama in Miss United States 2018, is fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team that is helping her prepare herself mind, body, and spirit for the national pageant - "The primary step I am taking to prepare for the contest is simply maintaining a positive spirit and gratitude for this opportunity. The unique characteristics I bring to the competition are my professional experience and acumen. I am self-motivated, self-directed, I know where I want to be, and I know exactly how to get there in my career" - she explained.

The 2018 Miss United States contest will be headed back to the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate from July 2-7, 2018. Let's know a little more about Jordan's story and her journey to the crown through this interview!

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And the Miss USA 2018 winner is Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers.

The 23-year-old Omaha-born contestant took over from Miss District of Columbia’s Kara McCullogh as Miss America, beating 50 other beauty queens to claim the revamped contest.

Sarah Rose Summers will now go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe Contest.

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Depression and anxiety are one of the youth's main problems of today. And Jess Turunen wants people to know that it is a real sickness and it affects people in many different ways. She believes that one of the most fundamental knowledge is how to manage our own mind and emotions, and this isn't something taught in schools but eventually learned through searching and experience. 

Jess is aligning with the local Australian charity LIVIN. LIVIN was founded in honour of Dwayne Lally who like many others took his life after suffering in silence from a mental illness.

Turunen loves to help others, and she is fascinated by the study of human behaviour - "I recently ceased my 12 year long career in hair and makeup to pursue my dream of becoming a life coach. So coaching and neuro-linguistic programming is the perfect fit for me" - she explained.

In addition to being a beauty queen Jess Turunen is a wife and mom of two little boys - "I felt that at times I had lost a part of myself as I had very little hobbies and interests outside of my family. I entered into Mrs Australia Continents competition, and low and behold - I won! I can't imagine my life any other way now, and my kids love that I am a queen."

Lets know a little more about Jess' story and her journey to the crown of Mrs Continents 2018 through this interview! 

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It’s no secret—girls tend to feel anxiety at higher rates than guys. Balancing the demands of a career, relationship and parenting can leave any woman stressed. But there’s an often overlooked culprit that influences stress and anxiety in the modern woman: social media.

Despite being a beauty queen in a world of many beautiful and successful other young ladies, Isabel Logins has her own moments of self-doubt just like anyone else - "Sometimes I reach points of low self-esteem and I would like to show to young ladies that even a pageant girl has moments of confidence issues. It makes me more relatable and that’s very important to me. Luckily I’m surrounded by people who sometimes believe in me more than I believe in myself" - she explained.

 Isabel is not like a normal pageant girl because she likes to be very real and to show her imperfections - "I would like to tell to young girls who want to enter a beauty pageant that before you must really learn to value and love yourself because the pageant world is very tough and competitive and just because you didn’t win this specific pageant it shouldn’t ruin your self-esteem."

The gorgeous Isabel is the reigning USA Queen of the Continents, she was previously in the Miss Universe Organization - "With my pageant coach and director we are working together to prepare for the Queen of the Continents competition in Feb. 2019" - she said.

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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Since being selected a pageant girl, Saryna Ritter has used the spotlight to draw attention to domestic violence, as an advocate for other victims. 

"When I was in high school I had a close friend who we found out was getting physically abused at home. Being so scared for her and not knowing what to do...a few friends and I went to the school counselor to seek help for her. A few weeks later I received a letter in the mail about pageants and how you can have a platform. Not knowing what that meant at the time, I needed more information so I called the number. At the end of the conversation I signed up because I wanted to be that voice for my friend and reach out to others in the same situation. I started pageantry and was inspired to start competing to help others."

Saryna will have the opportunity to represent the state of Illinois in the International Ms Pageant on August 24-26, 2018 in New York City. The contest is for women 26-39 and is opened to all nationalities and marital statuses, with or without children. 

Lets know a little more about Saryna's story and her journey to the crown through this interview! 

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The United States leads the world in deaths by drunk drivers. In fact, nearly as many Americans are killed every year by drunk drivers as are by gun violence. Most were killed by good people, just like you and me.

Every day, 29 people in the country die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes.

It's because the loss of a loved one that Nicole Rowe recently started her platform Stay Alive Dont Drink and Drive - "My friend was killed by a wrong-way drunk driver last year so her roommate and I started a company to raise funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. We handstamp coordinates of the most beautiful places (our friend was an explorer). 10% of each purchase goes to MADD" - she explained.

Nicole is focusing on advocating against drunk driving by working with different organizations and working with the Miss America's national platform, children's miracle network hospitals. A unique characteristic she will bring to the 2018 Miss America competition is that her service will continue after the title, even with or without it. "I think the women who succeed the most in this competition are the ones who are genuine and do not put up a front last minute for the competition. Miss America is passionate about her platform and her work outside of the job and continues to make changes in her community after her reign is done."

If she wins the crown Nicole will have the opportunity to represent the state of Arizona in Miss America. Did you know ? Arizona has twice won the Miss America title (in 1949 and 1964).

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