So Now What? My life since I was crowned Miss International
So now what? This question loomed over my head from the moment that I was crowned. Everyone said that it would be a whirlwind and it has been!
How exciting! Not even in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined seeing photos of myself broadcast in Times Square! This is definitely something that I will share with my grandchildren.
The morning after I was crowned I had an interview with Sherrie Gearheart, Editor in Chief of Tiara Magazine. We spoke at length about my platform, the International System and of course, what it felt like to be the new Miss International but, we also discussed the role that pageantry plays in self development and personal growth. Tiara Magazine does a fantastic job of focusing not only on the glitz and glam of pageantry, but also on the hard work that goes into being a titleholder.
A quick photo after my interview with Tiara Magazine.
Once I returned to Maryland, I realized that my work had only just begun! I contacted First Book and Reach Out and Read and they were thrilled to learn that they had a national titleholder on their hands. We have since begun planning appearances and ways that I can increase my involvement with both organizations. I even scheduled my first visit to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital!
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