As my national pageant approaches, I just want to thank the people that have helped me along the way on this wonderful journey. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I apologize in advance if I have forgotten someone!
Sarah and Anneliese, thank you for being the absolute best friends and pageant sisters I could ever ask for. All the countless conversations about what gown I should buy, talking about other pageants, and helping me with life in general. Because of you, I feel at ease and less stressed. I’m so thankful to have you in my life and I’m so excited for you to see me compete and to share more laughs and memories.
Abbey, there’s too much to even put into words. I’m glad I’ve been a positive inspiration to you in the world of pageantry and I appreciate everything you do for me more than you know (you’re definitely a pretty good photographer :p )
Katherine, thank you for always telling me how much I’ve improved through the years and for your always honest opinions and reviews of my phases of competition. Plus letting me vent about my gown problems on the regular.
Megan, Brit, Nadia, Kayla, Mayra, April, and all my USA sisters, thank you for being amazing friends. There really isn’t a simpler way for me to say how much I love you guys.
Mary, I met you at my first pageant ever and we instantly became friends, now we’re sister queens! I couldn’t think of anyone I would rather share this journey with <3
Mom and dad, thank you for being supportive of me throughout my pageant years, regardless of how much you may dislike it at times. I appreciate you always coming out to watch me compete. I hope I continue to make you proud.
Chris, thank you for being a great mentor and friend. Although we don’t talk often, you always have words of inspiration when it’s needed the most, and I always at ease after talking to you about an upcoming pageant or wardrobe choice. (we don’t have any pictures together :( )
Sergey, my fitness sponsor, thank you for sponsoring me with lessons, pushing me to my limit, and making my body the best it can be. I’m excited you’re going to roadtrip to come see me compete!
To my sister queens and directors Debbie and Sasha, thank you for making this such a great system to be a titleholder for
To my pageant friends (Katelynn, Marissa, Danielle, Adrienne, Katie, Kyanna), thank you for making appearances and pageants so much fun. I love spending time with all of you!
To all my friends, both from Shen and Saint Rose, thank you for your support from day one. This has been a crazy journey with a lot of ups and downs, and I absolutely love all of you that have stuck by me from the start. Thank you for being my cheerleaders at pageants, you have no idea how happy it makes me to look out into the crowd and have a fanclub.
Exactly 2 weeks until Miss American Nation and I could not feel more ready and prepared. I’m excited to compete for the first time at the national level and no matter what happens, I know I’ll give it my best. For those that cannot attend, you can watch it online! Link coming soon :)