I started pageantry when I was 10 years old and immediately fell in love. Unfortunately my family and I are not the most fortunate. I had to work for everything I wanted in pageantry, but it made me more appreciative. I compete in pageantry to raise awareness in my platform "Safe Driving Awareness". I also compete because I want every person out there to know that you can accomplish anything and that it's okay to be different. Pageantry has been formative in my life and made me into the young woman I am today.