Tishawna Jade Scotland Miss Boston Petite 2021
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Tishawna Jade Scotland Miss Boston Petite 2021.
Full name: Tishawna Jade Scotland
Title/Year: Miss Boston Petite 2021 Previous Titles: Miss Rhode Island Petite 2020
Pageant System: New England Petite & USA Petite
Age: 28 years old
Education Level: Professional Medical Assistant
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Hobbies: Dancing, singing, walking, cooking, cosplaying, reading, solving mysteries and puzzles. Coloring, painting, listening to music, nannying, taking photos, video gaming, shopping, sports, hiking, fishing and leaning.
Platform: "Respect is Love "- which is Domestic Violence in Women and children
Years competed: 2
Countries visited: Grenada, China & Canada
Likes: Starbucks, cats, positivity ,sounds of ocean and water, trying something new, being content and open minded, helping others, family and friends
Dislike: being taken advantage of , bullies, laziness , negative and toxic behaviors , violence and abuse.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. Hello my name is Tishawna or I prefer to be called Tish for short. I am a very open-minded and outspoken person. I love to laugh, make others around me laugh and enjoy life to the fullest. I can be quite a goofball and a bubbly person. Surrounding myself with family, good friends and loved ones. Since a child I always considered myself to be a black sheep of the family and out of my friends. Which I have no shame being, I am a person that takes challenges in life that I have faith I can do one way or another. I am not the tallest woman you've ever seen but I sure am 6ft in spirit and personality wise. You can find me dancing around singing around the house while cooking or even in public feeling carefree and joyful. I promise you I am not crazy to be around. I like to enjoy what life has to offer. I am always the type to try something new or learn something new. I like to keep my mind and body youthful. Life taught me to take risks, and never take it for granted, which is why I am always finding something new to explore and be adventurous with. On calming days you will see me revisit my childhood. I am a big kid at heart. I will wear a onesie and watch Arthur and Berenstain Bears. As well as watching anime, one of my favorites is Aggretsuko. She reminds me of myself and the risks she took in life. Or I like to watch a lot of reality tv such as 90 day fiancé and 600 pound life, treating myself to my favorite ice cream. Ben Jerry's phish food or Hagagen DazS Dulce de Leche. I also am a foodie. People find me acting like I am Iron Chef experimenting in the kitchen.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education. Growing Up I always found myself switching what I truly wanted to do with education. I went into high school with a mindset to be successful in whichever path I take. I found myself one day wanting to be a teacher. Other day I wanted to be a Nurse or lawyer. Should I follow my family steps or make my own?. I graduated High School with a degree in International language. I learned Chinese in my 4 years at Snowden International. I decided to follow my family and get my certification in Professional Medical Assistant. Not only did I enjoy learning new medical terminology, I found out I overall liked being around people and helping them. So this was a good path for me to take in life. Fast forwarding into today's life I didn't think I would turn my education to a new course. I end up doing billing and coding instead.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? Women Empowerment means to me is when a woman portrays what a woman's worth is, ability to make her own choices in life, without being scared to or told not to. She is the voice for herself and others around her. She must be a well outspoken person who speaks her mind and knows she is respected by many and herself. She is a soldier who stands tall and strong for what she believes is right. She is not the type to back down and stick to her words, faith and beliefs. She is a Queen, a warrior who shows little fire with her held high without a bat in her eye to look away. She stands for justice and equality for others and herself.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. I only started pageants 2 years ago during the pandemic. I came in with no experience whatsoever. Yet it didn't stop me from competing and experiencing being in Milwaukee for USA Petite nationals and New Hampshire for New England Petite. I had so little coaching done and walked out on stage with just my confidence and pride. Yet I did learn a lot during the time by watching myself on stage and feedback.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? It was myself that inspired me to do my first pageant. One night I was up and kept saying to myself I want to do modeling or pageantry. I feel I got what it takes. I end up doing my research the following night. Registered to two systems and a couple days later I received an email that got accepted not only for one but both of them. I found out later on they both coincide together so it was a blessing for me and I'm glad I went with my heart and followed where my dreams took me.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I chose to compete for my current title because I live in the area and I wanted to show and represent my city the best way I can and know I can. I wanted to be the person my community says I know. She made a change and did a good job. I feel I can be a wonderful role model for the young adults and hope to place them in a path that steers them into something successful and be a voice for our future kings and queens. Also I wanted to show this to my country and show them we never forget where we came from
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? Many people have this idea in their head or stereotype what they see on broadcast on tv as pageants being very competitive full of glitz and glam. She has to be the most beautiful woman or little girl out there to win or have been doing this her whole life. Which is not true when you're in a pageant system; it's about sisterhood, learning, and experience. We help one another out. Yes we are all there in hopes to win but even if we don't win we are still happy for one who did. If you need help to sew down a dress there are many women willing to help you, it's about gaining a friend and sister who may experience similar life events as you. It's about being a family and letting your voice be heard on what you believe. World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
When you are there you are judged on during the competition Interview which plays a big part of your scoring. It can last 5-7 mins long and the judge panel will look at your attire, how well and knowledge of your bio. Your appearance and vocabulary voice and how quick thinking you can be. Then goes your swimwear, how confident are you in it. choice of color and style to fit your body and personality. How poise you are as well posture and movement. How well did her swimwear flatter her body figure? Move down to an evening wear gown, how she shows elegance in her choice of gown. her confidence with body type and charisma overall appearance. Lastly will be the on stage which may not be a big scoring but sometimes it is still important. It's 20-30 seconds long and judges look for confidence, knowledge, spontaneity and sense of value. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My experience during competition was nothing like what I expected it would be. It was the most friendly, comfortable space I've ever been in years. It felt like I was part of a family and could be myself without being so nervous as I was when I first arrived. As I came in with no experience competing or knowing what to expect when I arrived. When I had rehearsals I was able to get a better understanding of what I will be doing each day and time when there. It was very helpful for me and made me feel more at ease to be there and ready for the showtime. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for?
My platform is called "Respect is Love " which is awareness of Domestic Violence in Women and children. It's about letting the community know the signs to look for and what to do if you or someone you know is in this situation. What can you do to safely get them out of this and seek a safe haven place to be. My platform is dear to my heart due I am a survivor of Domestic Violence and wished I was told the signs or know the signs to look for when in this type of situation. I feel if I can reach as many as 10 people those 10 will spread to word and it will reach as many lives as the time it takes each second someone is physically abused. I also was a part of DV responders where I shared my platform and was asked to speak to a group of young adults in my community. World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I had a couple of appearances in person and virtually with my title reading to a children's hospital virtual and in person. When voting came around I did with black excellence standing at the poll location thanking each-person for voting. I did a walk supporting domestic violence awareness with walking 10 miles. I did a virtual appearance to walk for hunger. Including appeared in a couple of restaurants that also are big supporters of being my sponsor. I also appeared in a nursing home and talked to some residents including my grandmother. World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Some of my achievements was being able during the pandemic to still make a few appearances online and in person. I was able to set up a walk and complete above my goal and help feed and clothe people around my community who were homeless. To be able to do this in the hard times in the world right now means a lot to me. Someone able to have a meal that night and warmer clothes to be out in the cold with. Makes me be more grateful and thankful for what I can offer and do with my voice. Like they say open mouths will always be fed when it's closed when you won't be nourished.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? What makes me stand out from all those other beautiful girls is that my personality is one of a kind. I like to be myself and show my personality when I walk into a room. I don't try to be like anyone there or be fake. It's not worth it and it's too much work I feel like doing. Staying true to myself and others is the way I stand out, showing my smile and I am a people person so I will be introducing and talking to as many people I come in eye contact with in a room. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I haven't won a pageant yet but I am determined to hope my year will come soon. I am not ashamed of myself for my name not being called yet. It just means it wasn't my time to shine but with more work on myself I believe I will be called soon. Practice and keeping your stride high is the only way to go in order to keep a positive mindset. World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
To be a beauty queen means to be a role model for the younger generation and community. You are representing yourself with grace and class. You don't need to be the most gorgeous woman in the world but long your beauty inside it shows on the outside as well. A beauty queen is the voice of her community and or country. She is kind, generous, strong, courageous and encourages others around her to do the same. World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Competing in pageants helped my life because I made a lot of new friendships and new people to connect with business wise. I got more comfortable in my skin and was able to willingly do things I would never see myself doing. Speaking in groups and as a person who works in management It was easy for me to start work meetings instead just be in it not saying anything while others sharing ideas. It helped me with getting offers in modeling for people, business and brand. I found my modeling got better due to pageants. I am more creative and know my body when I am in a photoshoot. I set the mood and energy in the room instead of being redirected.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image?
Pageants helped my self esteem and body image because I wanted to do good for my body and health more. Living a healthier lifestyle and taking care of you is the best medicine you can do for your body. I was already fit but I ended up working more on my upper body strength and building my body muscle strength to get stronger in my knees and back legs due I am flat footed and double jointed. I feel I gained a much more open personality with wanting to talk more to people and introduce myself. I feel stronger and more confident than I ever had in life when I entered the pageant world. World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
I love that I'm an inspiration to all the girls out there. It feels wonderful that someone looks up to me as a role model. It makes me want to keep doing good and better myself more and more each day. It's a great feeling when a young girl takes in your steps and goes from a princess to a queen. I love being the change I can see in the future generation. It shows they can step their foot in the right path and be successful and do good for their community and family.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
My on stage strategy to win the judges over is all in my eyes. I may have glasses but I make sure my makeup in my eyes is on point. I know I have some beautiful brown eyes and it's seen as the first thing on me sometimes. Or my smile. I know my smile is there and many people like my smile so I smile a lot on stage. Give simple soft smiles as I look at each one of them and walk off still smiling with grace. I like to be myself on stage and just show my bubbly personality to everyone. It's the only way to win against a judge being genuine.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
No better first step to prepare for your competition is to make sure you take care of yourself. You need sleep and to relax so do it when you feel overwhelmed. Find a coach who can help you if you can't get one ask a sister queen or director if you can get some feedback from them. stay healthy and fit as much as you can and always try to have some fun life too short to stress need unwind. If you learn to do self care it's a lot easier to work on finding outfits, walking, and organization skills before the day. If you need help, don't be scared to ask someone out there willing to make some time for you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
My tips to learning better pageant walk is to keep working on it. Walk in heels around the house, running earnings. Dancing in heels will help build your leg muscles and it's good for confidence level. Your posture is important and don't go over your comfort level with the tallest heels. Practice makes perfect and if you walk with a book on your head shoulder pull back head straight with a mirror across the room you can feel the confidence in yourself to walk with your eyes closed. Feel your hips as you walk up and down and give a little sassy and boss attitude. I do it with music to make it more fun and gives me more confidence to walk better.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? My tips for choosing the right pageant dress is it is best if you go inside a store. If you do end up buying one online please do it 3 months ahead of the date you need it by. So you can be properly fitted in it or hem if need be. I will say go off your personality and what looks good on your skin tone for color. If you have a fun personality, a little flow will work with you. Please find something that fits your body perfectly, don't want it to be too loose and never too much shown. It's all about elegance and grace in the right dress so don't do anything too tight that you have trouble getting into it.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? My tips to winning interviews is to be yourself, practice if you have to with a friend or in the mirror. Record yourself a few times. Shake the nerves you know you got this and if you stay true to yourself you will nail it. If it comes time to make a mistake or mess up on a word or pronunciation, it is ok just to finish out your thoughts. There is no need to say "What I meant to say was this or that or say sorry". We are not robots so don't try to be. Never feel you are a pageant robot. It doesn't work and it makes you seem like you have no personality in you.
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 know I made and could have redo and fix was I should retry my dress a few days before competition, which I know I didn't. I had a problem walking in it because it was a bit too long even when I tried to hem the bottom. I wasn't confident in myself and I regret that if I showed confidence on stage in my evening wear I would have got a better score . As well I end up walking a little too fast to show my dress out due I felt I was going to fall
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
The mistakes I feel are made by girls during the contest is they sometimes forget they are being watched from afar by anyone. You don't know who the person you are sitting next to could be and it can be as small as inappropriate language or behavior in an elevator or out in public can affect you. As well, some don't come in with the mindset of if you don't win it's quite alright don't throw a tantrum or be upset be happy for another person. I feel we should all come in with both the mindset of winning or not because you never know who can be crowned.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I have not done a vast experience in modeling and acting but I did recently get accepted to be part after a successful acting audition and modeling tryouts to be part of the women division for JC modeling and acting agency in the East coast. I feel this a big step for me from where I came from and blessed to have an opportunity to share my journey with many as the time comes.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen? My plans for 2022 as a queen is to make more appearances and start at my goal of opening my own safe haven for my community and save more women in domestic violence situations who have a home to go to. As in the last couple of months this has been a big concern constantly occurring in my area. If I can make this goal come to life it will make a big difference and give a woman another sense of hope and a start at a new life with a healthier life path. With the proper resources given to her and her children, I want to make my safe haven more of a family home. We are in this together and never feel you have to be alone and feel nobody understands you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? The kind of legacy I want to leave behind is my soul and heart in my platform to be lived on and hopes it will change as many lives around the world. I want to give my family and loved ones a happy, safe lifestyle and home to be in when I'm not around. I want to leave my words of wisdom to live on for the next generations. If you have a goal in life that can make a difference don't just make the idea a thought in your head. Why don't you take that idea and make it into a reality with the right mindset? It will be a successful productive dream.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine.
Tishawna Jade Scotland Miss Boston Petite 2021, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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