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From The Medical Field To The Pageant World : Meet the Beautiful Hannah Uhlig - 2018 Miss Texas USA Candidate

To have a career as health professional one has to let go of many other hobbies and dreams. Simply because health professionals are always short of time and always under the pressure of managing patients & academics. But with changing times, we are now witnessing more & more qualified health professionals like dentists (like our reigning Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere) or doctors (like Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss) working hard to pursue their other passions too. They are ready to work hard to succeed in being a good doctor and also to succeed in their other dreams.

The gorgeous Hannah Uhlig, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Texas USA 2018, is a dual degree MD/MPH student meaning she is enrolled in two schools simultaneously (1. Medical School 2. School of Public Health). She is currently in her second year of medical school in Houston, Texas, home to the world’s largest medical center.  

She spent this summer researching medical genetics and presented her findings to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Before medical school, she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition - "Early on in my education I went back and forth between wanting to be a dietitian or a physician, but I ultimately chose the medical field for numerous reasons. That being said, my background in nutrition is already proving invaluable to my medical education and patient interactions. Additionally, my work with underprivileged communities and vulnerable populations is one of the things that led me to supplement my medical education with a Master in Public Health" - she explained.

If she wins the crown of Miss Texas USA the beautiful Hannah will have the opportunity to represent her state in Miss USA 2018. Check my interview about her preparation for the upcoming pageant below!

 

You will compete at the Texas USA Pageant. How will you prepare for the contest?

There are various phases of competition, each with their own preparations. But, for me, the main thing I am focusing on now is being confident in what I’m bringing to the organization and having that exude on stage.

What does it feel like to be a beauty queen and wear a crown?

It is such a privilege to be a titleholder; it’s a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Miss Texas USA, or any titleholder, is often a role model to many. At the same time, pageant girls tend to receive a lot of criticism. Being a “beauty queen” feels fantastic because it means breaking stereotypes, leading by example, and positively impacting the lives of others.

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

One of the first questions I ask other contestants is “Have you competed before?” I always want to know who is a total newbie so I can try to ensure they have the best experience possible. Pageants have been such a positive influence on my life and I want to make sure others walk away feeling like it was a worthwhile, rewarding experience for them. So to young girls out there wishing to compete in pageantry, my advice is to find a solid support system! Pageants are not for the faint of heart. Honestly, one of the most important attributes a contestant should have is resilience. Make sure you know why you want to compete, what you hope to get out of the experience/title, and if you try it once and love it – keep going! Your support system will be there to remind you of your humble roots, potential successes, and encourage you to remain steadfast in pursuit of your goals. To those in my support system – THANK YOU! I love you all dearly.

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Your favorite beauty queen?

My favorites are Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015) and Kandace Krueger (Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 2001). I adore Pia for her personality and appreciate how she made the MUO motto her own as “confidently beautiful with a heart.” This reflects her sweet nature and humanitarian efforts. She handled the crowning mix-up with such grace and I feel like she truly cherished her reign that much more. Kandace, on the other hand, I admire for her resilience. If you are not familiar with her pageant history, I suggest looking into it. You can even find videos of her crowning moments -- I love watching the one of her winning Miss Texas USA! I feel that both of these women positively represented pageantry and served as excellent role models. I also really love Gracie Lou Freebush, Sandra Bullock's character in "Miss Congeniality." :) 

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Thanks to the beautiful Hannah for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Texas USA pageant.

 

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