How does it feel to be New Jersey Miss Amazing Junior Teen 2017?
I am proud of myself and feeling super confident. I can set my mind to do anything.
What is your favorite part?Meeting new friends and having fun at events I go to.
What are you interests and hobbies? I like to surf with Heart of Surfing, I run track and play floor hockey with the Special Olympics, I attend Challenger Sports, and I belong to Pink Panthers and Lego club at school. I also like to watch YouTube on my ipad and make videos.
What has been fun for you? What has been kinda hard for you?
Being in parades and going to other pageants has been fun. It has been fun meeting new people. I have gotten to do lots of cool stuff like go to my friend Augustina Mallous’s sendoff party for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.
Sometimes having to practice my new dance routine has been hard for me. I wanted to learn to do a cart wheel before nationals, but I have not learned to do it yet.
Tell me about how you help others. I did lots of cool stuff this year. My parents helped me create the Happy Hearts Project to help me spread love and happiness. I hosted a valentine making party and made over 500 cards to give to nursing homes and troops in the service. I collected coloring books and crayons at Easter and donated them to AI Dupont Hospital for Children. I raised over $400 to donate to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). I also donated my time to wrap Christmas presents for Matt’s Stocking, participated in the Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Plunge walk for Autism, made a video to promote World Down syndrome day, was a model in Shop Sell Strut for Autism, attended the Nothing Down walk, and participated in a charity basketball game to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Day to day, I like to help anyone that needs it.
Are you looking forward to the Miss Amazing Nationals in Chicago? Are you nervous? What talent will you perform? What will you do if you win?
I am so excited to be going to Chicago. It makes me happy and excited to be competing with 30 other girls in the pageant. I am a little nervous. I will be dancing to Katy Perry’s “Roar”. If I win, I probably cry and scream because I would be so excited.
What is next for you? Are you looking forward to high school? What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to do a bike path clean up by my house. I don’t like when people litter. I will be going into high school next year and I am excited and nervous about it. When I grow up I want to have my own food truck, be a model, and be a YouTube star.