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What do you like to do in your free time and what are your hobbies?
“I love to travel! And enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle by clean eating and exercise. I also love crafts! I love to just go to Hobby Lobby, get a blank canvas and go to town. That is how I release. “
What are the three things that are most important to you?
“ 1. Family 2. God 3. Relationships”
Do you think it’s important to set goals and dream big dreams?
“Yes, because what is life without purpose and vision. “
What is your vision for your future?
“To empower women through the skill sets that God has given me to let them know that they are set apart, loved and have purpose.”
When did you know you were called to do this?
“Honestly, when I realized that I have all this influence on my life because I realized that these gifts that God gave me are not for me but are for me to share. “
What were the defining moments in your life that helps you realize your calling and potential to change the world for the better?
When I overcame bullying and God showed me who I am versus who they said I was. “
Who is your greatest inspiration?
“I wanna said God but that would be cliche. My inspiration is people because people inspire me; but is that my biggest inspiration? I’m gonna go with yes, people inspire me. For example: when people are hurt, it sets a fire in me and inspires me to do something about it…so people. “
Who has influenced you the most and what is the greatest lesson you learned from them?
“My family, My mom inspires me to embrace who I am, be different, to love and always be adventurous. My dad inspires me to (ha) think outside my box, pursue dreams that only God can fill, stay humble and work hard. And my sister who has the biggest purest patient heart i will ever know inspires me to be better and gentle.”
What does being a beauty queen mean to you?
“What is a beauty queen? There is nothing that is the epitome of true beauty on the outside so embracing who you are and what makes you different is what makes something beautiful.”
What inspires you to live with passion every single day?
“God has shown me truth! Who am I if I don’t share the truth that God has given me about identity that broke chains off of my life to help impact somebody who is sitting in the same problems He has delivered me from.
The truth that the world is only temporary and His promises are everlasting. That life is just a screensaver that the enemy uses as a distraction to keep us from what God is wanting us to live out loud. If I’ve been released from that, who am I to die without sharing that truth with someone else.
Ugh there is just so much brokenness and it hurts my heart and I can’t stand around and not do something about it.”
How do you use that passion to make your dreams come true?
“That’s a weird question, they go hand and hand for me. My passion fuels my dream. How do i not use it? I just keep thinking fire, that is my fire. That is the fire that I hold sacred and I refuse to lose that. I constantly strive to keep that fire going. But not just a fire for myself, a contagious one. Like my passion, the fire burns inside of me. to burn the lies. To burn things that are keeping people from what they are called to be because there is nothing more precious than that. I don’t know how it doesn’t. Period. I don’t know how it doesn’t. My passion is what makes me me and what makes me happy and going is seeing people free from lies. And the more I see God do His work, the more I want. I want people to know how beautiful they are. That burns inside of me. One more person. One more person. That is where my heart is. Just one more person.”
What is a quote or saying that you live by?
“what helps me is “Too blessed to be stressed” and “Let go and let God” -I say “Throw it up”. “
Through the ups and downs of your life what is the greatest lesson that you have learned?
“In a world full of people, be true to who you are because everyone else is taken. Only you can impact the world in the special way you were created to by knowing and loving who you truly are. There is so much power in knowing who you are because when you know who you are and who God created you to be, that is when you can truly effect everyone around you and change the atmosphere.”
What advice would give the beauty queens reading this interview about following their dreams?
“Think about what burdens your heart because that will reveal to you what you are passionate about. Your passion unfolds your purpose and vision. Once you know your vision, run with it and surround yourself with people who will believe with you. There is strength in unity and when you are surrounded by people who believe with you they add wood to the fire that fuels your momentum of making your dream a reality.”
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