Show loyality for your queen
A few days before the pageant she and I picked out the dresses we would wear, and on the day before it, we participated in the interview portion of the competition.
The terms “uh” and “um” became permanently engrained in my vocabulary that day. I was unprepared for this sort of questioning. At 17, I didn’t really have any thoughts on the world, any plans for making it better or any permanent political views. I spoke too loudly and too quickly, and soon showed my true colors.