What do you expect to gain by competing in pageantry?
Being a title holder and a part of pageantry has been such a growth experience for me. I have learned more about myself this year than ever before and I am so thankful for that. All that I expect to get out of pageantry is just that: growth. Of course I would love to take home the crown but ultimately, I am simply trying to become a better version of
myself through this process and have a wonderful experience that I will never forget. I have met so many incredible people throughout this journey and I am so excited to
meet many more!
Did you face any moment of disappointment with yourself during the pageant journey, and how did you overcome it?
The process of preparing for a pageant can be very strenuous! I have answered questions about myself and my beliefs that I never really took the time to think about before the pageant. Initially this process was difficult and I was sometimes disappointed in myself for not being able to communicate my ideas and beliefs more effectively.
Through lots of soul searching and self-reflection, which I have to admit has been difficult at times, I have been able to think through what it is I do believe in, what I stand for and how to communicate those things effectively. Nothing about this journey has actually been disappointing to me, it has be enriching, encouraging and enlightening. I am very grateful for this pageant journey because it has made me more confident in who I am and what I believe in.
What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?
Follow your dreams and don’t let anything hold you back from them! Hard work and dedication always pays off in the end so put in the work, do your best, and you will
succeed. Love yourself and the people around you and strive to be the best version of yourself. Also, never forget that you don’t need a crown on your head to be a queen. You already are a queen! Own it!
Who is your ideal beauty queen and how has she helped you to evolve as a beauty queen?
Nia Sanchez. She is so genuine and is a true example of a modern day woman with utmost class and elegance. She inspires girls to be themselves and not allow the world to shape them into something they’re not. I respect her for her humility in such a “spotlight” position. Although I have not met her personally, her kindness and character
shine through her smile and I strive as a titleholder to set the same example that she does to all women!
Thanks to the beautiful Brooklyne for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Texas Teen USA pageant.