Thank you for giving me the opportunity to follow my dream through this competition. Your support and belief in my potential to be a supermodel has enabled me to learn and mature as not only a model but as a person. I have absolutely no regrets about making the decision to come to NYC and be part of this project. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and wild experiences that I will never forget.
It's true what they say, that nothing comes easy, but rather success is something that manifests from hard work, a resilient passion, and the ability to dream big. The decision rests in your hands to determine who possesses the most passion and determination to genuinely grow into it. Our photographer Matthew Rolton stated "The truth is no one can make you a supermodel. Only you can mold yourself into something super. Being a supermodel is more than just using your looks but it's about using your brain."
America, I have called on you several times in the past weeks to keep me in the competition and now I find myself reaching out for your support one final time. Four very talented strong willed and unique individuals are up for the vote but I hope that through my words and actions (on and off the catwalk) I have proven myself to want it a little bit more. Winning this competion would change my life forever and it would be victory I would gladly share with all those that have supported my dream.
One hundred thousand dollars is a hell of a lot of money and would help me establish a new life in NYC and perhaps a few workout sessions with Clay...ha! A spread in GQ would be an honor and a contract with NYC models would provide me with the continued mentoring and coaching I would need to be the best of the best.
Above all else, I hope that you have seen my desire to learn is deep, my confidence has grown and that when doing business with Ronnie -- you can expect honesty, integrity, and gratitude. A new chapter in my life is about to be written and the pen is in my hand. I am thankful to my friends, my family, and all those who have supported my efforts by voting online, or via phone. Mom, Dad, Gary and Grandma -- I love and miss you so much and look forward to seeing you soon! Jessie, Mike, Dawn, Julie, Steve and Christian we have so much to catch up on!! To all those struggling to follow their dreams -- they do come true. Above all else in the words of my grandma Lee, "just be you..."