Truly grateful for the opportunity! We were not only taught of the HOWs (social graces and etiquette, catwalk, applying make-up, projecting on the camera, etc. ). Most importantly, John Robert Powers made sure that we know our WHYs. Beyond fame and glamor, why are we willing to put ourselves into the subject of scrutinization? Pageants made me realize that I could do things I never thought I could. Through practice, preparations and utmost belief in myself, I can be whoever I want to be and even more of who already am. These experiences helped improve my career and personal life. I'm still a work-in-progress to be the woman I wanted to be and I think JRP has been a great part of my journey in achieving the best version of myself! Can't wait to join and win a national competition!