It is an honor to present Rachel White, Model, Beauty Queen, Ms. South Carolina Petite 2022, from the United States.
Rachel grants me a valuable interview and we know her now!!!!
Welcome Rachel White!
1.- Rachel, you were born in USA, What do you like about your hometown in USA?
I love where I live in Myrtle Beach. It’s a beautiful place right by the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a small enough area that I know people up and down what we locals call “The Grand Strand,” while also being big enough to have plenty of entertainment, food, and cultural options. I grew up here from the time I started middle school to the time I graduated college, so the Myrtle Beach area, and specifically Surfside Beach, are really important to me.
2.- What are your hobbies? What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
I love to paint and sing. Going to do karaoke is a favorite of mine and I also host games like bingo and trivia as a side job.
3.- Model , Beauty Queen, Ms. South Carolina Petite 2022. When do you decide to take your first steps as a model and beauty pageants? What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized influencer woman today?
I first decided to step into the world of modeling when I was a college student. I did some art modeling and photography modeling for a few friends.
My forays into pageantry are newer. I first considered pageantry after finding a letter from the early 1950s in my grandmother’s effects when sorting through my grandparents’ estate in April of last year. I had no idea she had been nominated by one of the West Virginia Congress members to be a Princess in the Mountain State Forest Festival in her early 20s. After I made that discovery, I saw an ad for Petite USA and decided to apply to be a state representative.
4.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Rachel in each activity carried out as a person and model?
I am passionate about and strive for excellence in everything I do and I think it shows. If I had a stamp with my name on it, it would say “quality assured” underneath.
5.- What is the main virtue that any woman must have to be an international model?
I think as a model, self-restraint is so important. Like keeping to your diet, workout regimen, and sleep schedule. It can be tempting to skip a day at the gym or to eat unhealthily.
6.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be models? How important is it to you to be an idol for many girls and teenagers?
I don’t mean for people to idolize me, I want to be a good role model. I think of it as “Would 8-year-old me be proud of me? Would I be a good person for her to look up to?” I also have a lot of friends who have young children who I want to be a role model too as well.
7.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
The Petite USA Pageant in August of last year (2022) was the first time I modeled on video. It was exhilarating, but also I was nervous that I would fall.
8.- What do you think about the power of social media today?
I think social media has too much power and it takes away our privacy as individuals, but I use it every single day anyway.
9.- How do you like to interact with your followers on social media? What’s your favorite social media?
I like to engage my followers by posting and replying to their comments and messages on my Instagram and Facebook. My favorite social media is Facebook. I feel like it combines Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter in one convenient app or website.
10.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
I would tell young people who doubt themselves that life is too short to not try, at least. You can spend your whole life being afraid of what-ifs, but that’s really a waste because you’ll never know what is really going to happen until it’s happening. I have worked a lot in sales as well, which helped me to adopt the mantra, “The worst I can do is ask, the worst they can say is no.” The worst thing you can do in life is to give up on your dreams, so you might as well try.
As far as parents who do not support their children’s dreams? That makes me really sad because I know that more than likely parents are trying to protect their children from financial hardship and the disappointment of what could happen because realistically not everyone becomes a millionaire celebrity. But you can be realistic and pragmatic and still be supportive. The important thing to teach your children is how to prioritize and how to let go of things not meant for us gracefully. Let your children be who they are, not who you want them to be. Let them explore their interests. Help them to develop skills that may not seem practical but will assist them in developing into a well-rounded adult.
11.- What important lessons have you learned from the world of fashion and beauty pageants?
I learned from competing in beauty pageants that the only person you are ever truly in competition with is yourself. From fashion, I’ve learned that trends come and go but some fashion is timeless and that is my preference. Also, fashion isn’t necessarily about what is trendy, but what feels good to you. If everyone did what was considered “fashionable,” we wouldn’t see people pushing the envelope and making statements with the clothing they wear.
12.- Rachel, being a model for you has been easy? Were there obstacles? How did you overcome obstacles?
Modeling has been a struggle. I have not been modeling consistently because I do not live in a region where there are a lot of opportunities. I am also petite at 5’2″, which means that I fall under the petite model niche which is even more competitive. On top of that, I also have scoliosis which means one of my hips is higher than the other, and I have cystic acne which are huge barriers in the modeling world because any obvious imperfections are heavily judged.
13.- Have you thought about being an actress? Do you like the entertainment industry?
I would love to be an actress. I have been acting since I was 6 years old in school plays, church plays, musicals, and indie films. I do not love the entertainment industry though. It seems a bit toxic.
14.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
I think women have a responsibility to make sure that history does not forget the struggles and triumphs we as a sex have conquered in the last 100 or so years. We have a responsibility to make sure that our daughters are protected and know what to do in a situation where they are being abused, which starts with education on abuse and survival tactics. And I think that as people in a global society, everyone has that same responsibility.
15.- Rachel, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
I am motivated by financial need. I want to make sure my mortgage gets paid. But also, the work I do is highly creative so I am motivated by my passion for what I do. I feel grateful for the opportunity to do work that I believe in that I am passionate about that helps me support myself. I am grateful for being able to live in such a beautiful place and to have been as fortunate as I have to purchase a home on my own at the age of 26.
16.- Rachel, Do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from USA?
I love to travel! I have been to 21 out of the 50 states in the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Italy, The Bahamas, and Mexico. I recommend all those places, but I also recommend learning the area that you’re going to be visiting ahead of your trip and gaining a healthy understanding of any cultural differences between your home and where you’ll be traveling. Also, make sure you are always aware of your surroundings when you travel.
Greece and Finland are at the top of my list of countries to visit next, but I want to see the world!
17.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
– Marriage – Commitment
– Children – Love
– Love – Happiness
– USA – Patriotism
– Travel – Adventure
– Abortion – Choice
– Dance – Alive
– Sing – Express
– Europe – History
– America – Capitalism
– Sport – Competition
– Money – Greed
– Parents – Family
– Dreams – Realities
– Passion – Fire
– Madness – Alice in Wonderland
– Percentage – A piece of the pie
– Character – Integrity
18.- Rachel, your last words or final tips
I have experienced some pretty heavy losses in my 28 years of life. I have lived through abuse at the hands of my parents, friends, and former romantic partners. And so I am an expert on knowing that life is too short to not live with passion and love. Life is too short to not to try for your dreams.
Also, when you start to succeed, your circle will thin because not everyone will be happy for you. Some people will be jealous. Some people will feel entitled to what you have earned through your hard work. It is ok. Not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever.
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Rachel White – USA
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