Being a participant in the sponsored Beauty Pageant Training was a huge milestone for me. It was an affirmation of my dream of becoming a beauty queen. The education I received from John Robert Powers gave me a strong foundation towards reaching my best self. It taught me how to have a winner’s mindset, that in everything that I do, I should strive for excellence. I had the privilege of being mentored by the country’s finest trainers who are experts in their field. They recognized my potential and they cheered me on as I take steps toward turning my dream into a reality. The past 6 months have been eventful for me in all aspects of my life. As the saying goes, “Success favors the prepared mind.” I have sought opportunities to continuously enhance myself so that I will be 110% ready by the time I compete at a beauty pageant. My daily routine is geared towards becoming 1% better than I was yesterday. I started leading a healthier lifestyle, incorporating workouts/exercises on a daily basis, having a proper diet and getting the right amount of sleep. I researched on learning the essentials of becoming a beauty queen – the right make-up, the proper walk and how to dress like one. I lived each day acting as if I were a queen already, being at my best at all times physically and mentally. I surrounded myself with people who encourage me to chase after my dream. I developed a positive self-image and it reflected with the way I live my life – finding beauty and purpose in everything that I do. I am thankful to John Robert Powers for providing such an opportunity. As a kid, I could only dream of being a product of JRP. If it were not for their Sponsored Beauty Pageant Training, I would not have the confidence to push myself out of my comfort zone and overcome my fears. Thanks to JRP, I am confidently beautiful with a heart.