Miss California Teen USA, Cassidy Marie Wolf is Diary of a Pageant Girl’s Queen of the Month! In the interview below, Cassidy’s personality just jumps off the page. She shares pageant advice, her excitement for the national pageant, and how she stays motivated.
Cassidy Marie Wolf was crowned Miss California Teen USA 2013 this past January, and she will compete for the Miss Teen USA title in August.
A highlight from the interview was the advice she offered to other beauty queen hopefuls:
Be prepared. Come to the pageant with everything organized and feeling 100% confident with your wardrobe. Other than that, everything else is up to the judges. Go into the pageant open minded and ready to give everything you have. You only get so much time on stage, so work it! The rest is up to the judges and the only thing you can do is be yourself, be prepared, and give them everything you got! Let them see the best version of YOU.
Great advice, Cassidy!
Check out the interview with the gorgeous teenage beauty queen below:
1. How did you get started in pageants? How many pageants have you competed in?
It all started with an early Saturday morning call from a friend encouraging me to audition to help choreograph the opening number dance for Miss California USA. I had danced since I was 2 years old. My love and passion was dance and modeling! I had never even been to a pageant before that weekend. By the end of that weekend I knew I wanted to compete for Miss California Teen USA the following year.
Since deciding to compete for California I have only competed in three pageants. The first was Miss Greater San Diego Teen USA preliminary and with blessings I won my first pageant. Then I competed in Miss California Teen USA 2012 as my second pageant. I represented Miss Riverside County and again with many blessings I won Most Photogenic and placed as the First Runner Up. Then I competed in my third pageant, again for Miss California Teen USA 2013, this time representing Miss Greater San Diego Teen USA. They say the third time is the charm and I won Most Photogenic for the second year in a row and then went on to win the beautiful crown for Miss California Teen USA 2013! For me pageants have been magical.
2. If you have competed in other pageants, what do you tell yourself when you don’t walk away with the title?
The first year I competed for Miss California Teen USA I did not walk away with the crown. I know from competing for a life time in dance, that truly it is a blessing just to be on the stage performing and competing and it is really all subjective and in the hands of the judges. I was incredibly honored to have placed as the first runner up. Like my mom says, Always Believe and never give up on the dream!
I have only competed in three pageants and with blessings I have walked away with the title twice. Although when I did not win, I walked away feeling incredible. I knew I was prepared and I tried my hardest and I will always count my blessings and say thank you. It is about the journey and the experience, not just winning. You can learn so much about yourself and grow as a person just by preparing for a pageant.
3. Do you have a pageant platform? If so, what is your platform? And what causes do you support?
I am so excited about this year and the amazing opportunities. I will be supporting Love Is Louder with Peter Young. I am working on starting a reading program with Children’s Hospital called Special Bear. Plus I have already attended events for Gentle Barn – Animal Rescue program, Creations in Chocolate – At Risk Youth, Steps4Paws – Pet Rescue and Date for the Cure – Susan G Koman Breast Cancer fund raiser. Also, I will be helping with The Champions for San Diego a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital. For me this is the best part of being a title holder and that is the “Giving Back”.