Anistacia Mia Aragon World Latina New Mexico Teen 2021
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Anistacia Mia Aragon World Latina New Mexico Teen 2021
Full name: Anistacia Mia Aragon Title/Year: World Latina New Mexico Teen 2021 Pageant System: World Latina Age: 17 Education Level: High school Junior Zodiac sign: Libra Hobbies: Ballet Folklorico, Crocheting, Modeling Platform: Teen Suicide Awareness Years competed: 1 Countries visited: 0 Likes: Women Empowerment, Crocheting, Basketball, Any type of fruit Dislikes: Inequality, Stigmatizing, Hershey chocolate Status: Ready to rule the world! World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I am a 17-year-old is High school student in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I play basketball and run track. I am very active in school clubs such as Model Un where I am the vice president. I am also part of the band where I currently play tenor sax and bass clarinet. Outside of school, I am a Ballet Folklorico dancer and teacher to students from ages 5-85. I am a runway and print model hoping to bring awareness to teen suicide and to "bring hope to all the little girls who don't have faith in themselves". After Highschool, I hope to go to college in Houston, Texas, and study Biomedical engineering and get a degree in Biotechnology. World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education. For the past 6 years, I have been a student at Menaul School. Being at Menaul for the has truly been a blessing for me. It has given me many opportunities I wouldn’t have had it any other school. I currently play basketball and run track. I also used to run cross country for 4 years. I am active in school clubs such as Model UN where I am the Vice President, along with Prom Planning this year. I am a part of the High School band where I play Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet. When it comes to being in the classroom, life is very different than any other school. We have small class sizes meaning the teachers can accommodate each student. The small classes also allow you to know all the kids in the school. Chapel is one of my favorite times in school. Another one of my favorite special activities has been House Competitions. Since we are a private school that has been around for 125 years, we have special Houses [named after important figures from school history]. It’s a little like Harry Potter. We are divided into these houses depending on our advisory and have competitions to see who will gain the most points. I am so excited to see where life takes me after I graduate high school next year! World Class Beauty Queens: What does women empowerment mean to you? To me women empowerment means being comfortable in your own skin, believing in yourself no matter what. To know that you are unique and that is what makes you beautiful. Women empowerment also means acknowledging that women are equal to men, they can make their own choices and live their lives. Women should not have to live in a world where men make decisions about their lives. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. I competed in my first pageant in 2015 where I won my first title of Miss Chiquita Bella, I competed in a smaller pageant the following year in 2016. In 2017 my modeling/ pageant career really began. I competed in a pageant in September of 2017 where I met so many wonderful people who introduced me to the modeling world. I did not compete in another pageant until July of 2019 when I won the title of Enchanted Miss Ultimate Grand Supreme. After this pageant, I was introduced to the New Mexico Latina Pageant system. I applied to compete in the following pageant but had to wait two years to compete due to COVID-19. In August of 2021, I Competed in the World Latina New Mexico Teen pageant and won! World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? When I Competed in my first pageant there wasn’t really a representation of women of color. I believed that if I began competing in pageants, I would help break the stigma and showgirls everywhere that being a woman of color is a beautiful thing. Now there is way more representation of POC which I believe is so amazing. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I chose to compete for my current title because I had seen many girls that I had either modeled with or competed against in other pageants participate in a pageant that is like the one that I competed in. I thought if they could do it so can I. World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? The World Latina Pageant system is a new system that is centered around 4 principles, leadership, beauty, mentorship, and empowerment. The focus is to show the world your own definition of beauty. World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? Interview both (pre-comp and on-stage), Fashion Wear, Athleticism, Heritage Outfit, Evening Gown World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. During the competition, I thought it was going to be tense and awkward between me and the other contestants, but it was the exact opposite. Everyone was so kind and helpful throughout the whole thing. It was a great and memorable experience for sure. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. My platform for this title is Teen Suicide Awareness. I chose this as my platform because two years ago one of my close friends committed suicide. Since then, I have wanted to spread awareness that children and teenagers can also be depressed or have suicidal thoughts. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth. Approximately 1 out of 15 high school students report attempting suicide each year. A lot of times children’s feelings and mental health issues are often dismissed because they are seen as being “too young” to have suicidal thoughts or feelings. Depression is a disease that is very serious. Children across the nation need to know that their feelings are valid and that if they need help there is always someone out there to help them deal with their feelings. You are never alone. World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? So far with my title, I have made various appearances. One of my first appearances was at the Teen Universe New Mexico Competition, where many of my modeling friends were competing. After that, I made an appearance at the Miss New Mexico USA Competition. I was invited to the Consulate of Mexico here in Albuquerque, NM for the celebration of the day of Mexican Independence. Some of my favorite appearances I made were during Christmas time. For Christmas, I decided to collect barbies and other toys to give to children across the state. I visited various elementary schools and preschools and even donated to the children at Two hospitals in ABQ. World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? One of my greatest achievements must be starting and growing my modeling career by myself. When I competed in my first pageant 6 years ago, I thought that was going to be it. But little did I know 6 years later I would have modeled for many well-known designers from across the world. As well as have my very own billboard for a Jewelry company. I have done so much by just trying out for things and never giving up, that is why I believe that this is one of my greatest achievements. World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? What I believe makes me stand out from all the other beautiful girls is not my beauty but my experiences. I believe that people who have more experience in life or in anything set them apart from everyone else. In my case, I have a lot of modeling experience 7 years to be exact. Many girls don’t have that type of experience so that is what I believe sets me apart from them. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. The moment my name was called out as the winner was very surreal to me. I could not believe that I had one. This was something I had been waiting two years to compete for, it was and still is very hard to believe. World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? To me being a beauty queen means being a role model for everyone. The moment that you compete for a pageant, it’s almost like all eyes are on you. If you are lucky enough to win, then the number of people following your journey and looking up to you increases significantly. Being a beauty queen is a lot of work, but it can impact many people’s lives. World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Competing in pageants has significantly helped my life. From the time I competed in my first pageant until now I have grown as a person. When I was younger, I was a very timid and quiet child, it was hard for me to talk to people, it was especially hard for me to talk in public. Competing in pageants has allowed me to learn how to speak to people and how to not be scared. World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants help your self-esteem and body image? Body image and self-esteem is the tough topic when it comes to pageants. It is often believed that girls who compete in pageants must be tall, skinny, and have lighter skin. As time has gone on this stigma is being broken by strong, beautiful, and diverse women. World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? Honestly if feels so unreal. I am someone whom I always aspired to be as a young girl. now that I am someone that young girls look up to, I am constantly trying my best to live out my dreams as well as empower them to follow in my path. World Class Beauty Queens: What is your onstage strategy to win the judges over? My on-stage strategy to win the judges over is to just be myself. If I attempt to be someone who I am not I believe that is really shown on stage. Showing my confidence and self-awareness is a huge must when on stage. Being true to yourself during a competition is so important. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? To prepare for this competition, I spent a lot of time practicing both onstage and regular interview questions with my cousin. I also spent a lot of time practicing my walk to different speed songs. I spent several weeks experimenting on how I would do my base makeup and how I would adjust it for each outfit change. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? For me watching a bunch of pageants walks on YouTube was important. I watched closely how each of the women moved with each step, how they changed their facial expressions and so much more. After watching these videos, I would spend at least 30 min a day practicing my walk to make it look cohesive and elegant. I also practice different walking styles for each of the components of the pageant. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress? When searching for the right pageant dress it is almost essential to know what colors look good on you, along with what colors would look good on stage under the lights. Another thing to consider is style, finding a style of dress that fits your body type is super important. Lastly, it must be a dress you feel comfortable walking in, if you are uncomfortable, it will most definitely show onstage. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interviews? Lots and lots of practice. Practice every single question you find online, even if you don’t think they would ask you that question. You must be prepared for the unexpected when it comes to interviews. Practicing with a family member or loved one who will be honest with you is also a good way to practice. I had my cousin ask me the questions, and after each answer, she would give me feedback on what I should change and help me word my answers correctly. World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? One mistake I made was not creating stronger friendships with the girls in my category. I did conversate a lot with people with who I was familiar or the girls in the Miss category, but I didn’t really interact with any of the girls in my category. World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? One of the biggest things I saw the other girls do is not being prepared. They were unsure of what to wear with each of their outfits. I believe that you should know and have already tried on the outfits with all the accessories beforehand so you can begin thinking about how you will present yourself onstage. World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? Before winning my title, I had modeled for 6 years walking in various shows, as well as many print photoshoots, I continue to do both to this day. Modeling is one of my passions. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen? For 2022 I hope to make as many appearances as I can, along with spreading my platform and being a strong advocate for it. I also hope to represent my state well at Nationals. World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? The legacy that I want to leave behind is showing girls (no matter their age), that they can excel at anything they put their mind to. Just because they don’t look the same as everyone else doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t try. If you don’t make it the first time, try again because you never know what may happen. And lastly, I want to be a strong representative for POC across America. Our physical features should not limit what people think we can do. National Director: Diana Camacho & Patricia Montoya Your Local Director: Patricia Montoya Pageant website: www.worldlatina.com Name of the Photographer: Melinda Martinez Photography. Makeup and hair: Anistacia Aragon.
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Anistacia Mia Aragon World Latina New Mexico Teen 2021, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photographer: Melinda Martinez Photography, Makeup and hair: Anistacia Aragon
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