Tell us about yourself in 50 words or less. We want to know one or two things that you'd want someone to know about you?
I used to be the most shyest person on the planet. After finding my confidence again, I am now the complete opposite and I’m always up for networking and meeting new people.
What are you most grateful for in life?
My family, boyfriend, and friends. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I love myself more having them in my life.
Who do you find beautiful – and what makes them beautiful to you?
Everyone I see is beautiful to me. Everyone has their own story as to what makes them so unique and special in their own ways. I admire most when women empower other women to be the best version of themselves. Now THAT'S beautiful.
Was there ever a time that you felt ugly? What happened and how did you react?
I had a moment where I lost my whole confidence and self esteem. I believed that I was not worth anything because of how people would treat me. That affected me in a way that caused me to shut down and shut everyone out. It was one of the most hardest and darkest years of my life.
Based on the time above, when did you realize that you were beautiful?
I found my self esteem again when I finally stopped putting everyone first, when I stopped letting others control my feelings. I started to really focus on me and found so much value and worth in myself that no one or nothing could ever make me think otherwise. No matter what was done to me, I just got up, fixed the crown on my head, and continued to be the queen I know I am.
What makes you beautiful?
Being confident for sure. Being there for others no matter what. Empowering others. And never being like everyone else. I always aim to be a better person every day and I make sure I never lose myself in the process.
How has your idea of beauty changed over the years?
It has changed so much. I used to think the definition of beauty meant looking a certain way, being a certain height or weight. But no. Beauty is way beyond that. Beauty is not what is on the outside. Beauty comes within and having that alone will shine so much brighter than all the make up and materialistic things.
If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never change for anyone. Never try to be someone you're not. You will be rewarded so much more when you keep true to yourself. Things won’t always be rainbows and unicorns, but you will always continue to grow stronger after every battle you win.