Pretty & Smart

Pretty And Smart

In 2014, I won the title of Miss Tennessee National Teenager and went on to compete at nationals, placing 2nd runner up. When my time in pageantry was over, I thought I would feel less pressure to always look stunning, to always have the right thing to say, to always know exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go in life, to always be one step ahead of the judges and competition. But I realized when the title expired, the pressures didn’t; I just lost the platform for proving myself.