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University of North Georgia
Freshman year of high school I begged my mom to let me enter the small pageant my town had. After a week of begging, she finally gave in. She figured I would compete in one and have my fix and that was it. Then I won the pageant and I knew I wanted more. I then competed in a system popular in my small town and won that title and earned scholarship money. That’s when I realized I could do something I love and help pay for college. In my junior year of high school, I began competing at Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen preliminaries. I eventually went to MGAOTeen and had the time of my life. I was this girl who had so much energy, but didn’t know how to put it to use. I was outgoing around my friends, but could never speak to a crowd or give in class presentations. Pageants enabled me to use my voice for good and teach me how to love myself and become a confident young woman. It has taught me how to be socially aware of what is going on in our world. I can now speak to an assembly of students with ease. It has also given me life long friends who will be in my wedding one day. Without pageants, I would still be this awkward and quirky girl who doesn’t really understand good posture. I would not change my experience for the world.
I am filled with trivia answers, my birthday has history behind it, I won a $1,000 sweepstakes at 14, I love studying human anatomy, and I can say all fifty states in alphabetical order