What does it mean to be a modern woman?
Eyes! By paying close attention, you can tell by looking into someone’s eyes if they are truly happy, how confident they are, or maybe even hiding behind sad eyes. There is nothing more kind then giving someone your undivided attention and sincere eye contact. A genuine heart to heart is more valuable than a gift money could ever buy!
When does a girl become a woman?
When it comes to the Miss International system, and as my 5th and final time competing, I hope to continue being a positive spokesmodel for the Miss International system for years to come. I hope to be involved behind the scenes to encourage the next generation of titleholders to continue the legacy of sisterhood, our Miss International family, and the amazing work we do with our platforms in communities around the world.
How do you handle disappointment?
Beyond making financial investments to numerous non-profit organizations and charities I have been volunteering with over the years, the first thing I would do is buy all of my family and friends a Caribbean cruise vacation! There’s nothing better than cruising the open ocean on an all inclusive luxurious getaway with onboard entertainment and unlimited shore excursions. When I was young my dream job was to be a social hostess on a cruise ship!
What's been a picture-perfect moment in your life?
I’m conservative with my money and like to research big purchases although over time things inevitably loose value. I don’t like to keep things in my life that aren’t useful anymore or serve a positive purpose. Like my soul sister Marie Kondo says, “does it bring you joy?” I am constantly reevaluating the things around me not just physically but emotionally. You can ask my girlfriends who I’ve helped clean out their closets. I love helping other people let go, too!
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Write! I have traveled the globe to all 7 continents as a Delta Flight Attendant for the past 5 years. I’ve journaled many of my travel expedition stories and experiences crossing paths with people from all walks of life. I also love writing letters. My love language is words of affirmation so I love taking time to write my own “Letters of Love” (my platform) to people in my life. I believe in the value of a handwritten letter and the importance of telling people they matter. There’s just never enough time in the day to express all my love for everyone in my life, past or present, near or far.