There are only 47 DAYS until Royal International Miss Internationals; the official schedule was released yesterday and everyone’s pageant preparation is in full swing. Don’t worry, we still have Titleholder Spotlights for you.
Today, we are shining a light on the accomplishments of Elizabeth Danielle Polk. She currently holds the title of Royal International Miss Louisiana and has formerly held the title of Miss Black and Gold for the Tau Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This 22-year-old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Sociology as Cum Laude on May 10th. A native to Zwolle, LA, Elizabeth loves spending quality time with her family, especially her 4-year-old cousin, Eden.
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Take it away, Elizabeth!
If God be for you, who can be against you? -Romans 8:31
Although I wanted to get into pageants in my teenage years, I didn’t compete in my first pageant until I was 20 years old. Pageants always seemed like a fun experience and a great way to feel beautiful, meet other people, travel and explore new opportunities.
I love that pageants are a great way to learn important life skills such as how to communicate with others and how to present yourself as a respectful lady. Pageants are great to meet lifelong friends and make connections with others. You learn a little bit more about yourself and it helps you grown as a person. Most importantly, pageants are a great platform for women to use to promote their own personal platform to create change within their communities, state and eventually the entire world.
I won my first pageant at age 20 as the title of Miss Black and Gold. It was my third pageant that I competed in within 6 months. I didn’t expect to win because I had self doubt if I was good enough to win. During the pageant, I gave it my all and focused on having fun instead of winning. When my name was called, I was in complete shock, but I started crying and thanking God for that wonderful opportunity that I was blessed with.
My platform is The Future of Today. It’s a mentorship program that I’m developing within my parish for the youth between ages 6-18. The goal of this program will be to provide the youth with tools on how to pursue their dreams, learn important life skills and create change within their community in order to make a positive impact on the world. I’m collaborating with my church to have additional members. The goal is to have the mentorship program started by the beginning of June and promote the program on my personal and my church’s Facebook account.
I love the Queen Next Door because it helps to show the diversity of titleholders and how young women from all other the world are giving back to others and creating change within the world, in hopes of making it a better place.
This kind-hearted, sweet and optimistic Miss will be representing the great state of Louisiana on the international stage in only 47 days! We can’t wait to cheer her on as she graces the stage. We wish her the best of luck and can’t wait to meet her.
Until next time,