A Surreal Moment Of My Surprise

1186 WordsSep 15, 20165 Pages
A Surreal Moment My heart was pounding, the ballroom was silent and there I was standing in the top two on the Miss Teen USA stage. All of my hard work and dedication had paid off in that moment. As I was standing there hand in hand with Miss California Teen, I felt like I had been there before. I had dreamed about this moment but never expected it to really happen. Strangely, I had a sense of peace – I knew something big was about to happen, and that my life was about to change. The crown was placed on my head, tears ran down my face, and I took my first walk as Miss Teen USA. It all started when I was fourteen years old and after much encouragement from others I decided to compete in the Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageant. As the youngest contestant, I felt I was at a disadvantage but decided to do it for the experience. To my surprise, I was crowned the youngest ever Miss Louisiana Teen USA in October of my freshman year of high school. I was now qualified to compete for the title of Miss Teen USA and had ten months to prepare while also representing the state of Louisiana at numerous charity events. There was much more preparation than just getting on stage in front of thousands of people in a beautiful gown. I had to learn how to do my own makeup and hair, work on interview skills, have an evening gown and swimsuit routine and be prepared to answer an on-stage question which was my greatest fear. Being a high school freshman and juggling
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