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Miss Massachusetts USA 2018 Candidate Alicia Capone Wants To Empower Young Girls To Be Confident In Their Own Skin

The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best. A confident woman has the power to make real change, starting in her local community with the potential to reach a global audience… and continue to define what it means to be Confidently Beautiful.

Alicia Capone, who'll be competing in the Miss Massachusetts USA Pageant, had physical therapy for many years due to her scoliosis - "My insecurity of it started when I was 11 and had to wear a back brace for 3 years 23 hours a day. Once my brace was gone I thought all my insecurities would disappear, however I was left with a body that was altered because of the curvatures" - she explained.

Confidence is something she has been working on for many years, that's why she wants to help instill in young woman across the country. She wants to use her story to empower young girls to be confident in their own skin. To show all young women that no matter what the obstacle, that they can overcome it, succeed, and do whatever it is they want to do.

In May 2016 she graduated with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She works full-time as an orthopedic physical therapist for one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the nation - "This has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl" she said.

I had the opportunity to interview Alicia a few weeks before the Miss Massachusetts USA Pageant. Whilst Massachusetts is not one of the more successful states in terms of number of placements or semi-finalists, their fortunes were improved in recent years when Shawnae Jebbia was crowned Miss USA in 1998 and Susie Castillo won the crown in 2003. Both Miss USA winners from Massachusetts were asked the same final question during the live telecasts.

 

You will compete at the Miss Massachusetts USA Pageant, how will you prepare the contest? 

This is my first pageant so of course I started my preparation by doing a ton of research. I wanted to make sure I was up to date with the pageant world. I work full-time as a physical therapist and part-time as a cheerleading coach so I make sure I find time throughout my busy schedule to work on all aspects of the competition. I don’t let the excuse of being busy interfere with my dream job of Miss Massachusetts 2018. If you want anything in life you need to work hard!

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Many misses have said that their dream since a child was to participate in a pageant as prestigious as Miss World (or Miss Universe).  It this your case ? And if so, why ?

I didn’t grow up doing pageants, but of course I always watched them on TV. As a young girl I was always inspired by all the beautiful, smart, courageous women who represented their state or country. I love to try new things and challenge myself by pushing outside my comfort zone. I figured there was no better way to do this and then to compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts 2018. It takes a lot of courage, confidence, and determination to walk out on a stage in front of thousands in an elegant gown or a swimsuit, prepared to answer some tough questions, but I am ready for the challenge!

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

Chase your dreams and don’t let anything or anyone tell you that you can’t!

 

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