Paul is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. She is a practical nurse who practiced specialty nursing for two years in Dermatology before taking on the challenge of emergency care. She currently works full-time in an Urgent Care Clinic. She also continues to work part-time in Dermatology.
Paul started her journey to the Miss USA stage in 2016 when she entered the Miss Lafayette USA and Teen USA 2016 pageant. The event served as a preliminary to the Miss Louisiana USA and Teen USA 2017 pageant. While Paul did not walk away with the crown, she did take home the Best in Swimsuit, Miss Congeniality and Most Photogenic awards.
Only a select number of Miss USA state franchises offer preliminary pageants as an alternative to registering as an at-large contestant. Contestants can compete in a preliminary and even if they do not win, they can still register as an at-large contestant for the state pageant that year. After her encouraging performance, that is exactly what Paul did. She registered for the Miss Louisiana USA and Teen USA 2017 pageant where she represented Forest Creek and walked away with a Top 10 placement.
Paul continued her dream of representing Louisiana on the Miss USA stage. She entered the Miss Lafayette USA and Teen USA 2017 pageant. This time, Paul was named 1st Runner-up to Miss Lafayette USA 2017, Josie Stephens.
Despite not winning the preliminary pageant, Paul again decided to register for the state pageant. Representing Acadiana, she competed at the Miss Louisiana USA and Teen USA 2018 pageant. This time, she cracked the Top 5 and was named 2nd Runner-up.
Paul then returned to the Miss Lafayette USA and Teen USA pageant. On her third try at the title, she was crowned Miss Lafayette USA 2018 on June 30, 2018.
Paul’s win qualified her to compete in the Miss Louisiana USA and Teen USA 2019 pageant. On October 6, 2018, Paul’s hard work and determination paid off. She was crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2019 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center located in Metairie, Louisiana.
Paul will go on to compete for the title of Miss USA 2019.