Michelle Aguirre’s current reign as Miss Florida USA was a bit unexpected. It has been only a few years since she decided to give the beauty pageant circuit a try. Now, she is only one pageant away from being Miss USA. The blonde Cuban beauty will have had 11 months to think about her game plan for taking the national title, prior to heading to Las Vegas for Miss USA in June.
We saw Michelle earlier this month at the Miami Heels store opening [see here] and we now bring you our CYInterview with her. You can read the highlights and listen to it in its entirety below:
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Discussing her preparation for the Miss USA pageant, Miss Florida told us this:
“I’ve been mentally preparing and physically preparing, of course, because we all know that the gym has to become our best friend and my strategy is just to have fun and show the judges what I have out there and I’m not gonna stress it at all. I’m just gonna go out there and show them what I got and represent Florida to the best of my abilities.”
The pageant dream started for Michelle when the 20 year old went to shop for her prom dress two years ago:
“It was kind of a last minute thing. I started beauty pageants about two years ago. I was actually shopping for a prom dress and the designer told me that I should enter the Miss Miami USA pageant and I was like, ‘I don’t really do pageants, but sure I’ll try it out.’ So I started with Miss Miami, placed third runner up and from there I went to Miss Florida USA. In my second year of Miss Florida USA, I won and now I’m going to Miss USA. So it’s all surreal and crazy.”
Though Michelle never expected to win the Sunshine State crown, she admits the nine month reign as Miss Florida USA has led to growth and confidence for her:
“A lot of people don’t know that I’m actually Hispanic. I am Cuban. That can come up very surprising because of the blonde hair and blue eyes. … I’ve grown as a woman and I never thought I’d get to this point where I’ve been just so confident about myself. I’ve found who I really am and I can’t wait to show the judges that and to show my family and to show the audience. … June 16th, Miss USA, vote for Florida and hope to be representing our country at the Miss Universe pageant.”
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