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GIVE THREE ADJECTIVES THAT YOUR FRIENDS WOULD DESCRIBE YOU.
Outgoing, determined, & genuine.
HAVE YOU SEEN "50 SHADES OF GREY?" IF YOU HAVE, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? IF YOU HAVEN'T, WOULD YOU SEE IT?
I have not seen it yet simply because I don't really care to. I also haven't read any of the books so it doesn't interest me.
IF YOU WERE TO COME BACK AS AN ANIMAL IN THE NEXT LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
A Golden Retriever like my dog because I swear we have the exact same personality!
NAME THREE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD NEVER DO.
Drugs, convert from Christianity, or pick up a tarantula.
CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT DESIGNER SHOES? WHY OR WHY NOT?
Actually, I can. I'm more about comfort first, looks second. But they still need to be cute! The name of where they came from doesn't matter as much.
SHOULD ABORTION BE BANNED IN THE CASES OF WOMEN WHO HAVE REPEATED ABORTIONS, BUT CONTINUE NOT TO USE BIRTH CONTROL?
I think if someone repeatedly has abortions and still refuses to take birth control, then they should be banned from having another abortion. I am always for life! Accidents can happen and you may not be ready to become a mother yet. However, many people can't get pregnant and they would love to adopt your baby if you're not ready. I think going through the experience of giving birth and putting your baby up for an adoption would quickly change one's mind about being on the pill or not. Hopefully, after going through this experience they would either face their consequences and be a mother, or put their baby up for adoption and get on birth control.
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DO YOU THINK THAT "SEXUALITY EDUCATION" SHOULD BE PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS?
I think that might be too young. Junior High would be more appropriate for discussing sex in school. If the parents wanted to discuss it at an earlier age I think it would be better to do so at home.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?
I plan to be a very successful and accomplished young woman with the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe under my belt. I would also most likely be working in Interior Design in hopes of having my own TV show on HGTV.
IF YOU WON MISS USA AND ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TOLD YOU THAT YOU DIDN'T DESERVE THE CROWN, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HER?
I would say, "I am sorry you feel that way and I hope I change your opinion throughout the year!"
IS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE IMPORTANT? WHY OR WHY NOT?
I think it is important to be physically attractive but it's not everything. For health and personal benefits you should be in shape and love your body! However, to be a fully attractive person most of your beauty comes from within.
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DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM MAN (OR IF YOU'RE GAY, DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WOMAN).
My dream man is a Christian. He is also a leader and a hard worker. Someone that loves traveling and food! Someone that is honest, respectful, witty, charming, and genuine. A man that is interested in helping others and giving back. A man that knows how to let go and have fun but also wants to settle down and have a family!
IF YOU COULD GO ON A BLIND DATE WITH ANY MAN (OR WOMAN), WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
I would go on a date with Luke Bryan. What woman wouldn't? He's gorgeous and I love his music.
IF YOU HAD TO BE ANOTHER WOMAN FOR ONE WEEK, WHICH WOMAN WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE AND WHY?
I would want to be Heidi Klum back in her Victoria's Secret Angel days. She has always been my favorite angel. I think she is absolutely stunning, and she's been so successful in her lifetime. Heidi Klum seems to know how to manage it all - from her hectic lifestyle, to being a mother.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PAGEANTS LIKE MISS VENEZUELA PROMOTING COSMETIC SURGERY SO MUCH? IS THAT A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG WOMEN?
I can see the positive sides from it. I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting to change something about yourself if you don't like it. If it makes you happier and more confident, then why not?
DO YOU THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A CERTAIN AGE WHEN PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO RETIRE?
Not necessarily. If the person is mentally and physically healthy enough to keep working then I don't see a problem with it. However, if someone is not healthy and risks a harm to themselves or others then that would be a time to force retirement.
IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WAS TERMINALLY ILL AND IN AGONY AND ASKED YOU TO HELP THEM DIE, HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE IT?
I would never help someone I love die, no matter what the circumstances I would want them to go naturally. I would probably talk to the doctors and see what could be done to ease the pain and I would be there with them until the end.
WHAT WOULD A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LEARN ABOUT YOU FROM REVIEWING YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNTS LIKE FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER?
They would learn that I'm confident, I love my family and friends, I'm a strong Christian, I love my dog and food, and I am always traveling!
WHAT HAVE YOU GAINED BY COMPETING IN PAGEANTS?
I've gained self-confidence and courage to be able to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.
Thank you, Madison, for granting us this interview