On February 27, 2016, I was crowned Miss McKinney. I was in tears because all of my hard work paid off. I lost 20lbs, learned how to master applying my own make up, and I had changed my talent from clogging to tap. I competed 11 times in areas I lived in, attended church, or had family members in the area. Determined to never give up on my goal as an Ambassador for my local community, the hard-work paid off.