Road to the Crown: Miss Central Coast’s Outstanding Teen


I am SO sorry that it took me so long to get this post up…. junior year is INSANE – I have  not had 20 minutes to myself and today, I finally have a free day (and I accidentally took a 6 hour nap lol).

I have some very exciting news (which you would’ve seen on my Insta: @BUYorBYEbyMaggie) ~ I am your new Miss Central Coast’s Outstanding Teen!!!

This has been such an amazing experience and I cannot wait for a full year with this title and Miss NJOTeen in January!

I’d be lying if I said that I felt confident in my performance all day — honestly, I did not think I would even place, let alone win it!! Because I didn’t think I had much of a chance, I really spent all day having fun, being myself, and making friends (I know this sounds super cheesy) and I think that is why I won.

My first appearance: I marched in a parade which honored a local police officer who passed away recently.  This appearance was also in collaboration with my platform, Cause for the Paws–which is an animal abuse awareness club I founded at my school.  We got to bring our dogs to the parade as well which made it even more special!

Below are some photos from pageant day and others from the parade. IMG_6111FullSizeRender 2FullSizeRenderIMG_6072IMG_6088IMG_6105IMG_6132

the right way to celebrate: disco friesIMG_6215IMG_6243my talent costume: IMG_6045

my opening number outfit: IMG_6049IMG_6176IMG_6082IMG_6154IMG_6183IMG_6131IMG_6083IMG_6138


Road to the Crown: Recap on #1


The first pageant of the season is done! I made so many amazing friends and I had an experience of the lifetime! I feel so blessed to have won both the Miss Congeniality Award and First Runner Up!!! Congratulations to all the winners, I couldn’t be happier and they couldn’t be more deserving, xoxo!

Unfortunately, the music of my talent music started late and my routine got messed up but hey, ya win some ya lose some! I tried to play it off cool and keep up my smile!

Here’s the video:


Road to the Crown: Diary 3

some more updates!

✰I picked up my opening 2 piece and unfortunately it’s too big!  I bought it from my sisters friend and she wears a size bigger than me.  The outfit is too good though so we tried to get it taken in but unfortunately the beads make it impossible to alter.
✰We have another dress that I’m going to wear instead and I loveeee it so I can’t wait to show y’all.

✰I’ve been trying on a bunch of interview dresses but we still haven’t found the one!

✰On the gown: WE GOT THE STAINS OUT! We asked our dry cleaner to do it but he said the best option was spraying Shout on it and then putting it in the wash on delicate. IT WORKED.


Road to the Crown: Diary Entry 2

hey dolls ✰ if you haven't read my last post (diary entry 1) you may be confused so go read that one, then come back here!

✰ My opening number outfit, fitness tank are both on the way! I cannot wait to see everything and hopefully it works out lol.

✰ My gown and talent costume came! Bad news though, we ordered my gown off of Poshmark and the seller forgot to mention the fact that there were grease stains on it. Yea. I'm not happy about that. I'll keep you updated on whats happening but as of now, I have no gown.

✰ I am still looking for my interview outfit, we found some backup options on RentTheRunway but hopefully we find something permanent!

✰ My talent routine is all finished and looks SO good, I am so happy with it!!!!! My (super amazing) sister has been such a big role in the entire process and she has been workin her booty off on glamming up my costume. I'm not revealing the whole thing soooo… here's a sneak peak! It's gonna look SO good!


Road to the Crown: Diary Entry 1

I told you that I had exciting things planned (on Instagram and Twitter, of course), so here is a new series! Come follow along on my Road to the Crown (Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen).  If you're not sure what I'm talking about, I will be competing in local pageants this season in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Organization.  BTW, this isn't like anything you've seen on Toddlers and Tiaras– this is a scholarship pageant which "promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens."  So basically, this is an amazing organization and I recommend it to any girl reading this!

There are 5 sections in the pageant: Opening number, interview, talent, fitness, and evening gown/onstage question.  I will keep you updated as I get my outfits for each event.

I've done 3 other pageants in the past, all within the same system and it was an absolutely amazing experience.  I took about a 2 year break and I am so excited to get back into it.  It truly is incredible.  I'm gonna (regretfully) share some photos of when I was absolutely gorgeous and knew exactly what to do with my hair and makeup (…psych, lol. These pictures are so so rough).

#1 I was so honored to have won talent, fitness, 1st runner up, & a congeniality award granted by the staff of the pageant in my very first pageant everrrrr!










#2 uhhh so I wasn't exactly as prepared for this pageant as I should've been and I can't seem to find any photographic proof I actually competed hahaha… I had an amazing time and made so many new friends, though!

#3 This pageant was insanely fun and I definitely have the most pics from this and a video of my talent (which was half lyrical/half hip hop -when I rip off my tutu lol)       

✰ Maggie