Pageantry has helped me so much throughout my life. It has given me the confidence to truly become the person I have always wanted to be. Growing up, I was bullied constantly about being over weight. To combat the bullying, I kept to myself and developed an eating disorder to lose the extra weight. After losing the weight and gaining the “friends” I thought I wanted, I was then bullied for my morals. I have always chosen to have a high set of morals, values, and goals for myself. This is the time in my life that I found pageantry.
Pageantry taught me not to be ashamed of who I wanted to be, but to promote it. I learned that being a great role model for others and for the younger generation is what I have always wanted to do. I have been working toward the goal of winning a national title for so long now. I want a title of this magnitude, so that I can promote anti-bullying and to be true to oneself.