Why You Should Enter This Pageant
I know what it feels like to be a contestant, inasmuch as I have captured one national title and held several state and regional titles. These were some of the richest and most rewarding experiences of my life. My personal goal is to make the Miss City of Los Angeles Pageant and the Miss Ocean Drive Pageant an experience that you too will cherish for years to come.
My primary goal is to assist each young lady in becoming the very best person that she can be by developing that special "inner beauty" that is so necessary in order to excel in today's competitive society. Pageants provide a forum in which young women can gain more self confidence, improve themselves as individuals, and make an impact in their community.
I believe that it's important for young women who compete in pageants to be able to feel as though they are better individuals the day after the pageant, than they were the day they decided to enter. I use pageants to encourage my titleholders, as well as all the contestants, to become socially aware and active. After it is all said and done, I feel that all of my contestants are winners by virtue of their preparation for, and participation in the pageant competition.
Success comes from understanding your strengths,
strengthening your weaknesses
& discovering how special you are.
Finding that side of you that is different from any one else is
what separates you from the rest of the world, it makes you
an individual, it makes you unique,
And being unique is what makes you win - IN LIFE !
These things will be achieved through a month or more of FREE hands-on counseling and
workshops emphasizing knowledge of current affairs, issues that affect teens and young
women today, education & career goals, speech & diction, confidence and self-esteem,
poise, stage presence, and above all-good sportsmanship.
My aspiration is the empowerment of young women
On and Beyond the Stage.
Building Self Confidence
The number one of a million reasons to enter a beauty pageant is to build self-confidence. Take me, for example... You would never catch me talking in front of large crowds, or being social at all... until my Mom entered me in my first pageant amongst 213 girls! Talk about life changing! I walked away not only winning the State title, but the national as well! I was in awe of how much self-confidence I had gained in one weekend!
Lessons &Skills You Learn
There are so many things you learn not only about yourself, but also about communication skills, leadership, interviews, and poise! Pageantry is a doorway for those who want to be on stage, give back, and of course learn more about themselves! I never saw pageantry as a competition, I always looked at it as a learning experience. Because out of the whole weekend, you learn so much that it's beyond mind blowing what you can grasp!
Friendships & Family
The girls you compete with become your family, regardless of all the stereotyping about catty girl fights and fake, plastic personalities. You'll be pleased to learn that it isn't true. You'll always have one of those girls, but I'm happy to say that all the girls I've competed with are STILL my friends, and we consider ourselves a sisterhood! Support system, backbone, encouragement, and much more!
Pageantry gives you a window of opportunities, this world ties in with the entertainment world! So, it opens doors to modeling, acting, performing, and much more! Even if you want to speak out about things you are passionate about for philanthropy points of views as well! I have been blessed; since doing pageantry I have been in movies, on TV, modeled, hosted, did radio, recorded an album, and much more! And, I was able to do all of these thanks to being in a pageant!
Now, the best sides of pageantry are the organizations you get to work with - or begin! I'm all about giving back, paying it forward, and doing the right thing! Pageantry gives you the opportunity to network with numerous organizations and work with them, help them spread the awareness and much more! Now, you don't need a sash or crown to be involved with your community, but pageantry does gives you a patform and the celebrity status to be seen and heard!
Now, of course the crown and sash are materialistically the highlights of the competition. The title itself! But, something my successor once told me is that "YOU define the crown, the crown does not define you." Meaning, you make the crown, so do something good, amazing, and make a difference. Your reign is only a year, and in a year you can do whatever your heart pleases! Many of my sister Queens and I started our own organizations, and some are even on television now!
The New YOU
I would be lying if I said pageantry didn't do anything for you! Because pageantry literally changed who I am, my vision, and everything I once was. It taught me so much about myself, and I learned so much about other key things in life from poise, grace, proper communication, building self-confidence, networking, and much more!I would never take back any of the competitions I've ever competed in. I'm grateful for each and every experience I've encountered. Although, I may have not won every single one,
I always walked away with much more than a crown and title.