Success in pageantry proved to be both my salvation as well as a burden. My sight began slowly deteriorating at the age of twelve and will continue to do so throughout my life with no cure. The rejection and prejudices I experienced led me to seek out other means of fulfillment; this came in the form of beauty pageants and modeling.
Using my experiences, I critique the unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the pressures to attain it. I am both an insider and outsider of mainstream “beauty”. Through my work, I question the dominating ideologies of beauty fused with the disturbing and obsessive struggle to obtain it.