Tiffany:How did you get involved in National American Miss?
Haydon: I began receiving mailings in about 4th grade. Within about 2 years I participated in my first NAM pageant!
Tiffany: How did you prepare for the National Pageant?
Haydon: Practice, Practice, Practice!!! I recited my personal intro at every event I could! (football games, restaurants, etc) We did lots of mock interviews and I wore my heels around a lot!
Tiffany: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Haydon: Just worry about you.
Tiffany:What quote, motto, or scripture best describes you?
Haydon: "Dynamite comes in small packages"
Tiffany:What are your plans for the future?
Haydon:To attend college and pursue a degree in fashion design. Later in life I may want to be a US Senator!
Tiffany: What activities are you involved in?
Haydon: Cheer, Basketball, Soccer, Key Club, Drama Club, Art Club, Student Counsil. Soccer is my FAVORITE sport!!
Tiffany: What do you like to do for fun?
Haydon: Hang out with friends and family. We live in a small community so going to the movies is a highlight haha! I enjoy texting and Instagram to keep up with my out of state friends and relatives.
Tiffany: What is one item you can’t live without?
Haydon: Music! I LOVE my music-I listen to it while I'm getting ready for my day, on road trips, and to get pumped up before a game!
Tiffany: Who is your rolemodel?
Haydon: My older sister, Hunter. She has been through the wringer medically as she has both Tourette's Syndrome and Cervical Dystonia. Hunter always has a smile on her face--ALWAYS and that is inspiring to me!
Tiffany : What is your favorite TV show?
Haydon: Project Runway is one of my favorite tv shows, I love to see what the designers can come up with in mere hours! Amazing!
Tiffany: What is the biggest misconception about your generation?
Haydon:That we are all lazy. True, technology has made some kids lose their drive to get outside and be active or to play sports but I believe we will come around and there will be MANY successful people from my generation.
Tiffany: What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Haydon: During a pep rally my Freshman year I volunteered to be in the "eating contest". We THOUGHT we were eating caramel apples but they had replaced them with caramel ONIONS for the Freshman! NASTY!!!!
Tiffany: If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
Haydon: 3 wishes: I wish for our nation to become more unified and work together instead of against each other. I wish for junk food to be CALORIE FREE!!! I wish to grow 9 inches over night...just kidding! I like being ME!
Tiffany: If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
Haydon: I would love to visit Italy one day-beautiful place, fashion capital of Milan, beautiful people, Miditerranean Ocean...YAY!
Tiffany: What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Haydon: A girl who feels confident in pursuing her dreams. It can be any girl if she puts her mind to it!
Tiffany: If you could be on the cover of any Magazine what would it be?
Haydon:Pageantry...wink wink...future Miss America here!!!
Tiffany : If you were stranded on a deserted island what three things could you not live without?
Haydon: Endless supply of Cajun food, (a girls gotta eat), my sister, and sunblock! (gotta protect yourself)
Tiffany: What is your most prized possession?
Haydon: Well, right now it is my crown and banner (haha) but in another time it would be my cat, Gretchen!
Tiffany: How would your friends describe you?
Haydon: Loud, outgoing, confident, spirited, trustworthy, and kind.
Tiffany: How are you making a difference in your community?
Haydon: I'm trying to put together an anti-bullying campaign for my high school that I'm hoping will spread to the other schools in my community.
Tiffany: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Haydon: Scoring my first goal in a U-10 soccer game-I was hooked for life!
Tiffany:If you could go back in time and be at any historical event what would it be?
Haydon:The signing of the Declaration of Independence. I LOVE history!
Tiffany:If you could go back in time and meet one person, who would it be and why?
Haydon: Rosa Parks, I would love to thank her for her bravery.
Tiffany: If you could be famous for something, what would you want to be famous for?
Haydon:Creating my own petite fashion line, named Perfectly Petite of course!
Tiffany: What is your favorite book?
Haydon: The Hunger Games. I love it because it is a thrilling action filled story that I couldn't put down.
Tiffany: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Haydon: The Buckle is my favorite local shop.
Tiffany: What have you learned about yourself since competing in pageants?
Haydon: I have come a LONG way...I used to shake in my shoes the first few years during personal intro and interview. I still get nervous but it is a much more confident feeling now. I enjoy speaking in front of my classmates or at an event.
Tiffany:What is your definition of success?
Haydon: My definition of success is: Being the best YOU, you can be. Everyone is different so there are many levels.
Tiffany: What advice do you have for future NAM girls?
Haydon: Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU!!! Put a smile on your face and keep it there. ANYONE can be successful if they just put their heart and mind to it!
Tiffany: What things do you hope to accomplish during your year of service?
Haydon: Hopefully to inspire other girls (and boys) that they can do and be whatever they want to be.
Tiffany: What would you like to be doing 10 years from now?
Haydon: Hopefully running my own fashion design company with a beautiful family by my side!
Tiffany: If someone could live your life for a week, what would they find most interesting?
Haydon: How many things short people can't reach! haha just kidding...I have a crazy busy schedule and they may find that I am one BUSY girl!
Tiffany:What is the best compliment you have ever received?
Haydon: Honestly, winning Miss Personality for 9 of the 10 (I got 1st runner up the other time) NAM pageants I have competed in is a HUGE compliment coming straight from my peers and I have been honored EVERY single time! Thanks girls!!