World Diabetes Day has been celebrated every year on Nov. 14 since 2006. There are 422 million people in the world are living with Diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation estimates 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes every year. 

The general public remains unaware that elevated levels of blood glucose are associated with long-term damage to the body and the failure of various organs and tissues. Diabetes can result in short- and long-term complications, many of which – if not prevented and left untreated – can be fatal.

Catherine York, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss US Supranational 2018, choose to start competing in beauty pageants in order to help spread the message of using healthy food to help with the treatment of diabetes - "I was nannying a little girl with Type 1 Diabetes a couple of years ago and she was so sad that there weren’t many famous celebrities with diabetes. So after having Type 1 Diabetes for the past eight years myself" - she explained.

Outside of pageantry, Catherine is a full time college student. She is currently getting her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and she's also dual enrolled in an accelerated Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a supervisor in one of the labs, and in leadership roles in two clubs on campus. She's also performing research on an infant formula that is seeking FDA approval - "I'm definitely busy outside of the pageant world, but with proper organization, I can stay on top of everything!"

If she wins the crown Catherine will have the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Supranational 2018. Did you know ? The first Miss Supranational competition began life in 2009. The first ever group of contestants came from almost 40 countries around the world, today after 8 years the number has doubled to more than 80 competitors from every continent.

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When it comes to becoming successful and achieving our big goals, it is important that we believe in ourselves. But it’s also important that we help others believes in themselves, too . Helping others believe in and achieve their goal can accelerate the manifesting of our own.

As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.” The gorgeous Gina Marie Campagna, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Texas Teen USA in a few days, considers her style of leading however, as leading others through encouragement. She wants to be a light to everyone and encourages everyone she meets to be confidently beautiful in their own skim and to go for their wildest dreams - "I strive to lead by example and the way I plan to encourage others to pursue their dreams is by living a confidently beautiful lifestyle and accomplishing my dreams as well" - she explained.

Gina has worked with many children in an effort to make a difference in her community. She has started a chapter of the organization Girls of Greatness in her hometown of Midland, Texas. Girls of Greatness is a program which truly teaches girls the meaning of being confidently beautiful on the inside and out. Through this program, Gina teaches middle school girls about celebrating their unique beauty on the inside through group talks about confidence and self esteem.

She also teaches them about beauty on the outside by giving different makeup tips to help them feel their best on the outside as well - "I believe that a person must feel confident on the inside and out to achieve their dreams, and once they love who they are, they can be unstoppable!"

I had the opportunity to interview Gina on her preparation for the Miss Texas Teen USA Contest. Did you know ? Texas is one of the most successful states across all twenty-seven years of competition at Miss Teen USA. They have had seventeen semi-finalists, three more than any other state. They have won the crown three times, in 1996 when Christie Lee Woods took the title (Woods later went on to star in The Amazing Race 5) and 15 years later in 2011 when Danielle Doty won. Karlie Hay became the third Texan entrant to win the crown in 2016

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Rape and sexual abuse can be committed against anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, culture or social status. Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating.

The gorgeous Laurel Henderson, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss California USA, believes that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report. She has over 500 hours of community service dedicated in 2017 alone to her foundation called GLOW - "This month I received my second national level scholarship out of Harvard for my community impact working with survivors of sexual violence. I am a doctor, a specialist, and a pain expert" - she explained.

Aside from being engaged in her community Laurel is working as a fitness model and was featured in LA Fashion Week this year. She also hopes to continue on her path to become an oral health correspondent on the TV show, The Doctors. 

I had the opportunity to interview the beautiful Laurel on her pageant experience and on her preparation for the Miss California USA Contest. If she wins the pageant she'll have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss USA 2018. California has produced a Miss USA every decade (except the 2000s) and is ranked second highest among states in terms of placements.

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One of the things Jenna Donovan finds most inspiring is women openly supporting and lifting each other up. With so many obstacles on the road to gender equality, we don't need to create another one by getting in our own way  — despite the stereotype of pageant girls and the nasty habit of trying to pit us against each other. 

It’s time to raise awareness around initiatives women are taking to help their female counterparts achieve their goals and feel empowered. The concept of women helping other women benefits both parties, while demonstrating just how powerful a force females can be when they support one another. 

Jenna thinks that integrity, grace, and kindness are the qualities of a true queen, one who supports other women and does not tear others down to get ahead - "If you strive to live your life as if you already are a queen, if you exude beauty from your heart and soul- others will see that. Others will respect it. That is what will carry you far in life, more than a beautiful face or a perfect body ever could. Even if  you don't win a crown of your own- you will know your worth, and you will know you are already a queen because you have the heart of one."

I had the opportunity to interview the gorgeous Jenna on her preparation for the upcoming Miss Kansas USA Pageant. Did you know ? Kansas did not place at Miss USA until 1973, the third-to-last state to make their first placement. From then, no delegate from Kansas made the cut until 1991, when Kelli McCarty won the crown. McCarty's win makes Wichita, Kansas the only state to host one Miss USA and Miss Teen USA to win in their home state.

In 1992, the state joined the Vanbros group, which led to a surge in placements in the 1990s and early 2000s. This included two first runners-up, one second runner-up, one third runner-up, and one fourth runner-up, among others. All but three of Kansas's ten placements have been runners-up.

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Being a sporty girl does not make a woman any less feminine. The beautiful Callie Adams, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Texas Teen USA 2018, is a 2 year varsity Cheerleader at her highschool and she absolutely loves it. She used to be a twirler when she was younger and also used to play volleyball for 6 years! Competing in sports from a young age taught her so much. She learned the importance of treating your body right– eating healthy and exercising. She's still just as feminine, but she's much more healthy and aware of how to treat her body.

Callie's mother was also a pageant girl and she inspired her to be a beauty queen - "My mom competed in many pageants including Miss Texas when her title was Miss Corpus Christi. I loved looking at pictures of her and hearing her stories from them. Ever since I was a little girl I loved watching Miss Universe and Miss USA with her" - she explained.

If she wins the crown Callie will have the opportunity to represent the state of Texas in the 2018 Miss Teen USA Competition. Texas is one of the most successful states across all twenty-seven years of competition at Miss Teen USA. They have had seventeen semi-finalists, three more than any other state. They have won the crown three times, in 1996 when Christie Lee Woods took the title (Woods later went on to star in The Amazing Race 5) and 15 years later in 2011 when Danielle Doty won. Karlie Hay became the third Texan entrant to win the crown in 2016. 

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Everyone has a slightly different idea of the perfect body image but we are heavily influenced by societal pressures and the media. Society’s expectations color our beliefs about the ideal body image and sometimes this creates problems or causes harm.

A lot of young girls say that body image is one of their biggest struggles. So, do pageants make this better or worse? The beautiful Lindsay Abrams, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Maine USA, thinks that in the world of pageantry the message of body positivity is a powerful message you can send - " I would love to spread positive encouragement on body image, that everyone if built differently and everyone is beautiful. I want to inspire others to embrace their beauty, to lift others up instead of tearing them down. Positivity is important and everyone deserves to feel beautiful" - she explained.

Preparing for the title wasn't only physical for her but also mentally - "You need to know yourself inside out and over the past four years that's what I have done. I found passions of mine, learned that I'm a giver and decided to spend more time volunteering this past year."

Her goal this year physically was to be fit and strong - "Being in good physical shape helps you mentally and helped me focus on myself. The body and mind go hand in hand so it was extremely important to me that both were in top shape so I could stay focused on being the best version of myself."

I had the opportunity to interview the beautiful Lindsay on her preparation for the upcoming Miss Maine USA Pageant.

Did you know ? Maine is one of the less successful Miss USA states, with only eight placements as of 2012. In 2006, Katee Stearns made the semi-finals, becoming only the fifth woman from Maine and the first since 1977 to make the cut. In 2010, Katie Whittier became the first delegate from Maine to reach the top five, finishing 4th runner up. In 2011, Ashley Marble became Maine's first consecutive placement.

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With her blonde hair and blue eyes the gorgeous Kailey Parker doesn't look like the typical Miss Hawaii USA Candidates. But many people forget that Hawaii is ethnically diverse and Kailey was born and raised on Maui, a place which welcomes and takes pride in various ethnicities, cultures and languages.

As a substance abuse survivor Kailey would like to raise awareness on the issue in Hawaii and in the United States - "As Miss Hawaii USA I would like to be a positive role model for men and women in our community who feel like they have no other options. As a survivor, I feel that I can bring a voice to those who remain silent in their own struggles with addiction. I believe in making personal, meaningful and positive connections with everyone I encounter. " - she explained.

Indeed Kailey hurt herself during a cheerleading accident and became addicted to the medication - "The doctors don’t tell you how your body will be physically addicted to the medication. I had to ween myself off and I realized how many people in the world have faced the same issues or even still going through it. It’s an epidemic and it needs to be talked about and the doctors need to be held accountable."

Kailey's goal as a titleholder is to bring to light an issue, which many people have a hard time talking about. 

If she wins the crown she will have the opportunity to represent Hawaii in Miss USA 2018. Hawaii is the most recent state to start competing at Miss USA, as it first competed in 1962. Prior to this, delegates were sent to Miss Universe. Despite the late start, it has been one of the most successful: Hawaii's first Miss USA, Macel Wilson, came the first year the state competed. There have been four Miss USA winners from Hawaii, one of three states with four titles (only second to Texas and California). 

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