We’ve all seen the stereotypical portrayals of pageant contestants, a la Miss Congeniality, spreading peace, love and beauty throughout the world. How do you think you'll make a difference?
The essence of a beauty queen is more than meets the eye. We now live in a world were beauty and brains can coexist without having to be apologetic. For me being compassionate, resilient, but above else empowering in all that I do has helped me reach my goals. The journey begins when we start believing in ourselves, however, the true impact lies in implementing and creating to actually make things happen.
You have Chinese, Spanish and Cuban roots. What makes you proud about your culture?
Is it okay to say the food? LOL. For me being ethnically diverse is nurturing. I am proud to say that because of where I come from, I am who I am. Today, I am grateful that my parents always made me culturally aware. Having visited 14 countries, I learned that loving where you come from is a gift but getting to immerse oneself in other cultures is a feeling like no other.
What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?
One, you are already a queen. Two, don’t be afraid to be different and show your true essence because that is an empowering thing.
What inspired you to walk on the course of beauty pageants?
Change. Pageantry offers an outlet to create change. There’s hidden knowledge in every stage one steps’ on. I am grateful for the opportunities, the people, and the journey yet to continue.
Thanks to the beautiful Cynthia for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Florida USA pageant.