Behind the Crown: Hailey States

Name: Hailey States
Age: 17
City & State: Punxsutawney PA
Winning title: Young Miss East Coast USA
How old were you when you started doing pageants? 15
What is your favorite part about doing pageants? Meeting and making forever friends. We Snapchat daily. 
Describe your feelings/reaction at your crowning moment: I couldn’t believe it. The moment I heard my name called, I burst into tears of joy, and I was honored to finally be part of a pageant family.  I couldn’t have asked for a better pageant family, thanks to everyone involved in the East Coast Pageant system who has gone above and beyond for every girl  and made my dream come true. 
If there was one piece of advice you could give to someone just starting out in pageants what would it be? Don’t stress, have fun, make friends, and be yourself. 
One word that describes you would be? Ambitious
What do you like to do on your spare time? Spend time with friends
If you could have one super power what would it be and why? My superpower would have to be inspiration. I would invent an “inspire wand” so I can inspire young women and girls that they are priceless, and capable to do anything they dream of. 
What is your favorite movie? Priceless 
What are your aspirations for the future?  I aspire to get my Juris Doctor (J. D.) degree to become a professional lawyer. I hope to attend Duquesne university in the fall of 2018 as a freshmen.