Tiffany: How did you get involved in National American Miss?
Regan: I got involved in NAM when I was 5 years old. I received a letter in the mail and I thought it would be fun so my mom entered me into the Ohio state pageant and I placed top 5 my first year. I then came back my second year and won Ohio Princess. YAH!!! I then went on to win NAM Ohio Jr. Pre-Teen and then Pre-Teen and now National American Miss Pre-Teen. This is the only pageant I do! I love NAM and I believe in what it stands for!
Tiffany: How did you prepare for the National Pageant?
Regan: Practice, Practice, Practice! I would say my introduction once a day from the day of my state pageant until nationals so that way I had practiced it so many times. I would also have my Mom and others to ask me all kinds of questions to help me feel confident in my answers for interview. I took advice from those around me who really had a lot of experience in pageantry.
Tiffany: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Regan:To always be yourself and surround yourself with the type of people or friends that you want to be like.
Tiffany:What quote , motto or scripture best describes you?
Regan:My favorite Bible Verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” My favorite quote is one from an unknown author and it says that “A sister is God’s way of showing you he doesn’t want you to walk alone.” I love this because I have 2 younger sisters and they are the most important things in my life. I love them so much!
Tiffany:What are your plans for the future?
Regan: My future plans right now is to become a neonatal nurse because I love babies and helping others. I think this will be a perfect fit for me.
Tiffany:What activities are you involved in?
Regan: I am currently involved with a competitive cheer team, the Gem City Jags. I also cheer for my school, Troy Christian High School.
Tiffany:What do you like to do for fun?
Regan: For fun I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family.
Tiffany:What is one item you can’t live without?
Regan: One item I couldn’t live without would be my cell phone because that is the main way I communicate with my friends outside of school.
Tiffany:Who is your role model?
Regan:My role model is a fellow student of mine named Robbie Dickerson. Robbie has had 4 open heart surgeries since he was a baby and he is a great example of showing faith in God. He never is without a smile on his face and he is the best role model I can think of. He makes me realize that you can overcome anything with a positive attitude.
Tiffany:What is your favorite TV show?
Regan: My favorite TV show is The Next Great Baker because I love being able to watch them make all the fancy cakes…I wish I could do that!:)
Tiffany:What is the biggest misconception about your generation?
Regan: I think the biggest misconception with my generation is thinking that teenagers don’t appreciate anything. My friends and classmates really work hard at helping others and we appreciate so much what our teachers, parents, and family do for us.
Tiffany:What is your most embarrassing moment?
Regan: My most embarrassing moment was one day at school during recess, my friend was kidding around with me and went to pull my pants and the gauchos I had on were loose at the waist and when she tugged on my pants they fell to my ankles! I thought I was going to die. Luckily, I had a long shirt on so no one saw anything!
Tiffany:If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
Regan: If I had three wishes I would wish for health, happiness, and to be a little bit taller J
Tiffany:If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
Regan:If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to the Bahamas. My family and I vacationed there a couple of years ago and we had such a great time! I love the water, the dolphins and the sun!
Tiffany:What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Regan:NAM girl is a girl who is confident, friendly, positive, and a good role model.
Tiffany: If you could be on the cover of any Magazine what would it be?
Regan: I would want to be on the cover of Pageantry magazine as the new Miss America!
Tiffany: If you were stranded on a deserted island what three things could you not live with out?
Regan: I could not live without water, food, and my cell phoneJ.
Tiffany:What is your most prized possession?
Regan: My most prized possession right now is my Kindle Fire because I love to read and I have been traveling a lot so it works our great.
Tiffany:How would your friends describe you?
Regan: My friends would say that I am very loyal and honest. They would also say that I am trustworthy and will help them out in anyway possible.
Tiffany: How are you making a difference in your community?
Regan: I do a lot of community service such as working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during their Walk for the Cure, I went to West Virginia for a week long mission trip to help out kids within communities in need with my school. I also have made blankets for the homeless, donated items for the local women’s shelter, volunteered at my local library, assisted living facilities, and the food pantry.
Tiffany:What is your favorite childhood memory?
Regan: My favorite childhood memory is when my all of my family on my dad’s side went to Florida together. We all stayed in a beach house and celebrated my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary. This is so special to me because I lost my grandfather this summer and that trip is a great memory of him.
Tiffany:If you could go back in time and be at any historical event what would it be?
Regan: I love the movie, The Help. It is hard for me to imagine that people were treated so differently just because of their color. I would have liked to have been there when everyone got go to the same school regardless of your color.
Tiffany:If you could go back in time and meet one person, who would it be and why?
Regan: If I could go back in time I would go back and meet my great- grandma Ruby. My mom talks about her and I think it would be neat to have been able to have known both of my great grandmothers.
Tiffany:If you could be famous for something, what would you want to be famous for?
Regan: I would want to be famous for helping others. I feel like that is the most important thing you can do in life.
Tiffany:What is your favorite book? And why?
Regan: My favorite book is the Hunger Games series because the genre of the books are a mystery but they are also a love story and I enjoy reading both of those type of books.
Tiffany:Where is your favorite place to shop?
Regan: My favorite place to shop is at Abercrombie, Areopostal, or Hollister.
Tiffany:Who is the most influential person in the world now?
Regan: I would want to say Gabrielle Gifford because she has shown such an amazing strength in her recovery.
Tiffany:Who or what inspires you most?
Regan:God inspires me most because He is one of the biggest influences in my life.
Tiffany:What have you learned about yourself since competing in pageants?
Regan: I have learned that with determination you can reach your dreams. This year was my third year competing at Nationals. The first two times as Princess and Jr. Pre-Teen, I did not place in the top 10 at Nationals. But, I did not give up. I came back each time with the determination and this was my year to not only make top 10 but take home the title.
Tiffany:What is your definition of success ?
Regan:Success to me is setting goals for yourself and reaching those goals that are most important to YOU!
Tiffany:What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Regan: My advice would be to be yourself no matter what. Also to have confidence in yourself. You are beautiful and there is only one you!
Tiffany:What do you plan to do with your title this year?
Regan:Enjoy every minute of it and to create memories with my sister queens that will last a life time.
Tiffany:Tell me about yourself.
Regan: I am a 13 year old girl from Troy, Ohio. I go to a Christian school called Troy Christian. I am in the 7th grade this year and I love it!:) I have two younger sisters, Riley and Ryann, who mean the world to me. I have 2 dogs, but I am getting a new puppy soon! I am a flyer for my competitive cheer squad. I love to stay up late and watch my favorite shows on TLC and I am small for my age but I am full of love for my family, friends, and God.