On September 30,2017, I competed in the Miss Nashville Pageant. I was in complete shock when the announcer called my name as the new Miss Nashville 2018. I was shaking as I was handed flowers, my sash was placed across my shoulder, and they pinned a crown on my head. In disbelief, I looked to see familiar faces in the crowd smiling and capturing photos. This was it, the beginning of a new chapter, a new year as Miss Nashville.