"The fairytale of pageantry gives young girls a dream to work toward for many years"
"I am a successful businesswoman who is fun and down to earth, yet serious about what I want."
"Pageants empower women to make a name for themselves in their communities and all over the world."
"Women are powerful and I believe pageants showcase that quality."
"It’s not all about winning. It’s about examining yourself, improving and striving to showcase your individuality."
"I believe that a positive attitude is the best accessory."
"I am proud of my individuality, compassionate ability to lead, and unyielding perseverance that has shaped me into the person I am today."
"Everyone wants to be beautiful and pageants are a way for women to show off their hard work when it comes to internal and external beauty."
"I highly value the opportunity to be a role model for young women."
"Being a leader is not only something I have been blessed with but also something I strive to be."
Source: Miss USA