On this day one year ago, I was crowned Miss US International 2017. 👑 I had no idea what was in store for me. This has been one crazy ride, full of so many emotions and memories that have truly impacted me. The friendships, the global connections and the personal growth are invaluable.
This experience has shown me that when you trust God, he will prove to you that when you trust Him, you have all the support you need. When I realized the work that this was going to take, God not only empowered me but surrounded me with people who gladly stepped to fill the voids.
Thank you to Sable Albanese @sablealbanese
for getting me into this whole thing; for contacting me and believing that I had what it takes. I am here because of you.
Thank you to Jules @julesmeyerpr
, Brook @rockthestagegirl
, and @prpageantcoaches
team! You all are truly heaven sent. There is no doubt that none of this would have been possible without you all. When I felt lost and overwhelmed, you calmed me down, said #gameon
and helped me get it done. I am proudly a PR girl.
Thank you to Miss Lu Sierra @lucelaniasierra.
You are a light. Simply being in your presence changed me and helped me to become a better version of myself. Your poise, honesty and love shine through with each interaction.
Thank you to Courtney Williams @courtneylesia
, Samira Howard @_samiraiman_
, Deshauna Barber @deshaunabarber
, Jasmine Jones @jasmineindc
, and Kendall Smith @kennyisdeedee
for helping get me through this year. You understood the craziness better than anyone because you have been there as fellow pageant girls. Thank you to my MUSI/MUSS sisters who have sent words of encouragement through the year to keep me going.
Thank you, Tava Cook for introducing me to @willkwak.
Thank you, William Kwak of @dressandpartyohio
, for sponsoring me and allowing me to have beautiful gowns while in Japan. Thank you Kimberly Pixton for making my swimsuit and national costume. Thank you Verhonda Crawford @verhonda08
for helping me prepare my wardrobe for the competition. .
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