Over the years, I lost myself in being a mom and a wife, and I just couldn't seem to lose weight. Being overweight and finding myself on daily blood pressure medication wasn't enough to get off my butt to get serious about weight loss. Pageantry became my carrot on a stick.
After the uproar over the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Awards nominations, it's good to know there is one upcoming television special that will showcase diverse faces: the Miss Universe pageant.
There's nothing wrong with fighting for a cause and looking good while doing it, if looking good happens to be your thing. And there are, after all, worse things in the world than wanting some world peace.