I originally started competing in pageants to meet new friends and step outside my comfort zone. Little did I know that pageantry would take me all over the world and lead me to meet some of my very BEST friends. I never imagined that at only 14 years old I would place top 10 in the WORLD at an international pageant! Pageants have given me the confidence and self esteem to pursue my dreams of modeling and becoming a woman in the STEM workforce, and I look forward to helping inspire girls to do the same as well! As someone who succeeded in the battle against anorexia and depression, I have made it my mission to help other teens struggling with mental and psychiatric diseases like my own, as well as work towards breaking that definition of “ideal” beauty in today’s society. I will be returning to IJM Internationals again this year in hopes of winning my DREAM job. Be sure to check out my instagram: @cassidyyhilll, @ijmcajrteen and @pwrupthemovement and follow me in my journey to success.