Behind the Crown: Mary Grace Wilson
City & State: Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Winning title: East Coast USA National Mini Supreme
How old were you when you started doing pageants? 15
What is your favorite part about doing pageants? If I said I had one favorite thing I would be lying. I love everything about doing pageants! Meeting new people, being on stage, modeling, traveling, and having the opportunity to be a role model!
Describe your feelings/reaction at your crowning moment: It’s hard to remember the exact moment because its so exciting and surprising that it happens so fast! Winning a national pageant has been a dream of mine and to win at ECUSA Nationals was such an incredible feeling!
If there was one piece of advice you could give to someone just starting out in pageants what would it be? Be Yourself! So many people have a skewed view of pageants and how they think you have to act. The key to pageants is to just be yourself. The judges want to get to know who you are, the real you! Your personality will shine through the most when you show them who you really are.
One word that describes you would be? Driven is the one word I would use to describe myself. I began modeling right around when I started pageants and that was when I started to be home schooled. I did a self-paced program so I needed to have drive to do that all on my own. I was also dual enrolled so I went to my local community college 3 times a week. This allowed me to graduate college a year early. My drive has gotten me to where I am today and I know I will always been driven to accomplish my goals in my life.
What do you like to do on your spare time? Now that I have graduated college I have a lot more free time than I used to! It is really nice actually! When I am not working I am usually finding something adventurous to do. I love being outside. In the summer I spend time at the beach and in the winter the best place to find me is snowboarding. Of course I also hangout with my friends!
If you could have one super power what would it be and why? I would want the power to fly. I love traveling and this would give me the ability to fly all over the world wherever and whenever I wanted to go somewhere without the cost.