Currently Miss Erie Canal 2016
Formerly Miss Onondaga County 2015
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Fundraising: Miss America for Kids
Why did you begin competing in pageants?: I began competing due to a little push from Miss Rhode Island 2016, Allie Curtis. She knew my passion for serving others, and thought I would have no problem with the different portions of the competition. When I looked more into competing, I saw it as an experience that would be beneficial, regardless of my success. The interview practice and on the spot test of knowledge is prepping me for my future career endeavors to be a politician.
What do you hope to gain, other than a title?: As stated before, I hope to just grow for these experiences. Every small aspect of being an MAO local titleholder is only benefiting my future.
Why is your platform unique? : My platform is unique because RIF touches the lives of students in my very own community. With Syracuse having the highest poverty rate in the country, one can only imagine the lack of reading materials young students posses. By providing children with free, brand new books, RIF is increasing these children’s literacy skills/rates, which will impact their success in achieving higher education.
With Miss America in Atlantic City, have you attended or do you plan on attending the pageant? If not, how do you watch the pageant?: I would love to attend the pageant one day. However, this year I was not able to, so I watched it at home on television.
What has been your favorite appearance or service event as a titleholder?: My favorite appearance thus far has been the visit to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. It was so wonderful to visit such small, yet strong individuals! Hopefully the visit brightened their day!
What appearance or service event would you like to do most before the end of your reign? : I would like to have a county wide fundraiser in order to raise money for Reading is Fundamental.
Which is your favorite phase of competition?: My favorite phase of competition is torn between on-stage question and talent. I love how on-stage question challenges the contestant and gives them an opportunity to show their knowledge/public speaking abilities. But, I also love talent because I have been singing my whole life. Even though I am not the best vocalist, I love sharing my gift with others!
If you could add or remove one phase of competition, which would it be and how would you adjust the scoring percentages?: I’m not sure if I would add or remove any phase. I would like to increase the scoring of on-stage question, because truth be told Miss New York and/or Miss America speaks more than they dance or strut around in a bikini. This is the face of someone’s city, state, or our country; therefore, whomever the winner is she be articulate! The only way to judge that skill is through interview and on-stage question.
How do you prepare for pageant? : I don’t really. I have always kept up with the news, as a personal choice. Therefore I am never worried about interview or on-stage question. I always just barrow gowns, I own a swimsuit, and I sing whatever song I know and feel comfortable performing. I am starting to work on my fitness, however I believe that is something everyone should be doing for health reasons.