I’m so excited to be crowned as your 2017 Miss Teen America, which was the perfect gift and once in a lifetime opportunity… For an island girl coming from the west side of Waianae, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, I feel so honored and privileged to be blessed with this amazing journey.
Words can't even explain my gratitude to Ms Nikki for this experience. Not only did I get an all expense paid trip to Hawaii, but she really did treat me like royalty with limo rides, radio interviews, and front row seats to the best luau in Honolulu.
I remember letting out a huge scream and kneeling to the floor because honestly that was all I could handle doing- I would have passed out standing at that moment! By the time Summer was able to put the crown on my head, it finally felt real.