Hello friends! I just wanted to give you an update on my life as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen thus far! I was so blessed to be given a beautiful homecoming celebration in my hometown of Warner Robins, Georgia at the Museum of Aviation (the 2nd largest in the country). I was honored with several incredible gifts including a beautiful diamond crown necklace and Keys to my city, which was a big honor and something I will never forget. I am so fortunate to live in such a tight knit community full of so many encouraging and supportive people. The ceremony was perfect and so intimate. I loved it!
I have been very busy lately preparing for our schools one-act play competition. This year we are performing “The Music Man” and I am ecstatic to be playing the part of Marion “the Librarian”. We have won the state championship for one-act for the past three years, and we are working hard to pursue a 4th win. School is full of challenges, as I am also preparing and submitting early college applications. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in one day!
I am now looking ahead to the upcoming ABC Dunkin Donut Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, where I will be performing live on ABC for an audience of 7 Million viewers! I am also excited to attend Kira’s Homecoming in New York, I know it will be fabulous! I am looking forward to meeting Kira and seeing all of the sights in Manhattan and Staten Island. I will also be taking a College Tour of Juilliard while I am there!
Although I am loving this fall weather, when the holidays approach we seem to become more and more obsessed with… FOOD. It becomes even harder to “just say no” and to eat right and exercise. I say don’t “just say NO”. It is all about portion control. Treat yourself to a piece of cake once in awhile, just not at every meal everyday of the week. Have a piece of candy, just choose the fat free Tootsie Pop instead of the more calorie filled option. You can do it, just know I’m right hear struggling along with you!