My name is Deidra, & I am 24 years old. I started competing in pageants just LAST year...at 23 yrs old.
My first pageant was Miss Missouri USA. I wanted to compete in that pageant ever since I found an ad online about it when I was 19 years old. I've never been very educated on how the pageantry system works, but after saving money for years since then, I decided to try it. I got into modeling last year while going to school in Oklahoma, & this is something I have NEVER regretted since. I have met some of my best friends in pageantry, and have gained interview skills. BUT, best of ALL..... I get to promote my platform throughout Missouri, & give community service to abused women EVERYWHERE. I am a sexual assault SURVIVOR, & advocate who devotes time in serving at local women's shelters, & speaking at college events about the importance of consent, and sexual asault education, and prevention. It truly is my dream to become a motivational speaker for ALL women who have dealt with the hands of domestic violence