The people you meet along the way are sometimes the most treasured gifts. I had the pleasure of meeting Valerie Boyd during my first year of competition four years ago, and we have remained friends all these years later. I was thrilled when she invited me to a cupcake and tea party she was organizing with some sweet little girls from her neighborhood. They were excited to meet a real life princess. It was special for me to share my experiences with them and encourage them to always pursue their dreams. What a beautiful group of young women.