– You're a pageant girl? – Yes, I am.
I've like been doingpageants for like awhile now.
I was like looking for somethingto do that was gonna help me build my confidence, and it did just that for me.
The reason I wanted to be apart of America's Next Top Model is I've been a big fan ofthe show since Cycle 1, so um I always wanted to be a model,but, you know, not being exactly tall enough has beena difficult, you know, thing for me in the modeling industry, sothis was my perfect opportunity.
Even though I'm a pageant girl, like I'm not coming to win Miss Congeniality.
I mean, I came in as a beautyqueen/pageant girl from Texas, like with big hair and curls, andthen they shaved one side of my hair.
(laughs) And um, I tried to, you know, theywanted me to be more edgy.
Um, so, it was definitely hardfor me.
I cried a lot, but I got over it, and now I like it! I think that, more so thananyone else in the competition, I'm very used to the competitive world, and I don't really get involvedin like all of the extra stuff on the side.
I'm focused on winning.