Thursday, 17 November 2011 by Thomas Tavaziva
After fulfilling her dream of winning a modeling pageant, Taylor Ashtin Bailey will now embark on the next phase of the pageant by representing Quinceanera Magazine throughout Central and South Texas.
Bailey participated in one of the most glamorous beauty pageants in Texas, "Miss Cover Girl of Quinceanera Magazine," and was duly crowned the winner of the contest.
Winning the coveted crown means that Bailey will be featuree on the cover of the magazine, and she will travel throughout Central and South Texas attending local events where she will promote the magazine.
When asked about winning the contest, Bailey described it as an honor and she was thrilled to be nominated as cover girl.
"I am very excited," said Bailey, an aspiring model and actress. "I was fortunate to win and I am looking forward to being a motivational speaker for young girls in various communities."
The modest Belton High School sophomore will pose as a positive role model for all young girls, help promote high moral standards and raise awareness with Hispanic communities.
The pageant was about more than just outer beauty. The judges were looking for a contestant who held education, moral values and community involvement as priorities and Bailey exemplified the ideal cover girl for the magazine.
"I am so proud of Taylor," said Bailey's mother, Tana Lara. "This is the first pageant that she has ever done and she worked hard and sacrificed a lot socially to achieve her ultimate goal."
Anyone who knows Bailey will attest to the fact that she was a deserving winner of the pageant. She is the vice-president of her sophomore class; she is a part of student council, she consistently achieves high grades in school and is also a member of the Spanish Club.
"I enjoy being able to participate in a lot of activities because it is an opportunity to give back to the community," Bailey said. "I always want to be involved with my community in whatever ways possible and whenever I am in a position to help others I will do my best to do that."
When she was younger, Bailey was recognized by KCEN TV as 4th Grade Kid of the Year for her participation in a food drive for tsunami victims in Indonesia.