The first three months of the year were spent simply preparing for the Miss Teen Arkansas International Pageant. I dedicated all of my free time into this pageant and it paid off!
Come spring break (the week before the pageant) I spent every waking moment preparing for the competition. Then on March 25, after a long weekend of competition, I was crowned Miss Teen Arkansas International 2013. This was where my life truly began to change.
Then in the summer, as you all know, I was crowned Miss Teen International 2013!
I was honored to lead the 2013 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Happy New Year,
Haley Rose Pontius