2014 was a year I will never forget – I achieved my life long goal and was able to represent the state I love. That year was also forever changed when I met one of the greatest souls there is – Ben “Benizo” Urcuyo. I had always admired his work and told myself if I won the title i would partner with him & create the same magic I had admired for years from other titleholders & women who, too were brave enough to evolve & grow with Benizo’s guidance, acceptance, & creativity.
We connected immediately and the magic just flowed – our first shoot made waves and that was only the beginning. We talked neary every day and Ben became not just my favorite photographer, but also my dear friend & part of my support system. I am forever grateful for Ben & will cherish our memories & our friendship for the rest of my life.
Miss West Virginia USA 2014