Behind the Crown: Emily Dole

Emily Dole

Age: 16

City & State: Rome New York 

Winning title: National Miss Congeniality East Coast USA 

How old were you when you started doing pageants? I started doing pageants when I was about 14 yrs. 

What is your favorite part about doing pageants? My favorite part of doing pageants is the opportunity to be yourself and express yourself on the runway and in interviews, you gain so much confidence and self worth from pageantry because it helps you to learn that you are beautiful, and you are unique in you’re own way , you truly do shine no matter what! As I always said to my fellow contestants, you’re queen no matter what . 

Describe your feelings/reaction at your crowning moment: during my crowning moment I was feeling different emotions. I was indescribably proud and happy with myself and what an amazing accomplishment I achieved, it really is a new level of excitement! I was totally excited for the journey to come as miss congeniality. It was honestly one of the best moments in my entire life. 

If there was one piece of advice you could give to someone just starting out in pageants what would it be? Don’t be afraid to be yourself. During pageant day you’re going to be nervous and just want to do your absolute best , just be yourself there’s nothing better than that . Be confident, be you! 

One word that describes you would be? Compassionate 

What do you like to do on your spare time? On my spare time , I practice martial arts, I in fact just passed my black belt test! Also , I study anatomy and psychology to one day pursue a career as a pediatrician. Spending times with friends and family , social interaction and spending time with people who you love and care about is truly important and special. 

If you could have one super power what would it be and why? Teleportation, to be able to get from one place to another in no time , imagine all the sights you could see , people you could potentially meet, and knowledge you could obtain the possibilities are limitless 

What is your favorite movie? Fault in our Stars ✨ 

What are your aspirations for the future? My aspirations for the future are is to be happy, to help others to be happy and healthy. I would really like to be a pediatrician, pediatricians do more for kids than just help them when there’re sick , they help kids be happy with themselves as well! Helping others is the one of the greatest qualities to possess, and to feel great about yourself and what you’re doing is an excellent thing .