Pursuing Reading Readiness (PRR)
Business owner (Pageant Store), mom, and elementary teacher.
University of Mississippi-Ole Miss (undergrad and graduate school)
I started competing in pageants when I was 7 years old. I had a teacher tell my mom that I should be in pageants. I was so extremely shy and anxious, but I loved all things pageantry and asked my parents if I could give it a try. I couldn't even speak to others, but I could smile. I smiled for everything and pageants seemed like a perfect fit for me. After years of competing you would never know that I was shy as a child. People that knew me when I was young can't even believe I'm the same person. Fast forward 25 years and I can interview and speak onstage with the best. Pageants have helped me in every aspect of my life...pursuing my career and education, making lifelong friends, helping others through charity work, starting my platform, helping others achieve their pageant goals, etc. I love pageantry so much that I even opened my own pageant store so that I could be emerged in the world of pageantry everyday.
Andrea named her pageant store Queens' Quarters with the apostrophe after the s because she feels that everyone is a Queen and her store is a place for everyone.