Tell me something about yourself and your work. What do you actually do? And have done in the past?
When I am not doing appearances, volunteer work, or events, I am an Optician. I work with high tech machines such as retinal scans, glaucoma testing’s and refractions, that help detect diseases of the eyes. I also help patients pick out the proper eyewear for the prescription given by the doctor. Its a very fun and rewarding job. I hope Before being an optician, I taught and performed belly dancing and taught kickboxing for 3 years. There’s a little Shakira in every woman. If you shimmy with confidence and class.
What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?
Being a young girl who was dorky and goofy and only interested in books and sports…well still am. I never thought I was pretty enough to be a beauty queen, never thought I had the confidence to walk on stage in a bathing suit. But I started to believe that my goal to advocate for military families outweighed any ounce of fear I had. And that shy awkward goofy girl who wore glasses is now a grown woman and your current Mrs. California US America 2018!! My dreams have and continue to become fulfilled. So, to any little girl that feels that her dream of becoming a queen will never happen. I will tell them to live by my life motto from the late singer Selena Quintanilla- “The impossible is always possible” keep dreaming, keep achieving, and keep moving forward.