She competed in the Miss New York pageant as Miss New York City. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Theater. Her talent was ballet and she began her formal ballet training at the age of 10 with Ballet Memphis. She was seen in the ensemble of the world famous Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacluar. Her platform was "Combating Teenage Depression and Suicide" because she struggled with depression and wanted to help others going through similar experiences.