Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone is enjoying their time off from school and/or work. I know I’m super pumped to have a week off to enjoy with my family and friends. In case you don’t already know, my name is Olivia Naylor, and as of December 3rd I am your new Miss Teen ND International!! The feeling has finally started to sink in, and the initial shock has slowly worn off. That’s not to say that every emotion I felt that night can’t be recalled, because at any given time I can think back to that night and vividly remember my crowning moment. I was standing in a line at the front of the stage, along with eight other lovely ladies. I remember hearing the announcer reveal the first and second runners up, and then I remember hearing him announce contestant #4 as your new Miss Teen ND International. I looked around and no one was stepping forward... I then heard someone shout my name from the crowd and another person started ushering me to the front of the stage, where Emily, Stacy, and Shelle proceeded to pin a crown on my head. I was in complete and total shock. I could not believe what was happening. I remember looking out to the audience and locating my family. I could see them all, faces aglow, smiling up at me. I remember so many emotions overcoming me in that one moment. I literally felt as if I was in a dream. Along with those emotions came a sense of realization. It really hit me as I was standing on stage that here I was being handed not only a crown and sash but I was being handed an incredible opportunity to make a difference.
Now that you all have a little insight into what my crowning moment consisted of, I want to take the chance to tell you a little more about myself. I am the big sister to two awesome younger brothers, Logan (15) and Dylan (12). I am currently a senior in High School. I am very involved in my school. I am a member in multiple clubs and just this past fall I finished up my senior volleyball season. One thing you should know about me is that I like to keep busy; too much free time makes me antsy. This being said, I am so excited to start my duties as Miss Teen ND International. I have no doubt in my mind that this upcoming year is going to be life-changing and I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to represent the state of ND. I have never felt more ready for something in my life, and I am so anxious to start this new chapter.
I will leave you all with a little saying that seems to coincide well with the holiday season. "This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!"