“My dear, find what you love, and let it kill you. Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling on to your back let it weigh you down in to eventual nothingness. Let it kill you and and let it devour your remains, for all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it is much better to be killed by a lover.”
(From Lillian: I know that sounds extremely morbid, however, if you read into it, it’s saying to let the things that you love, envelope you.)
Hello, queens! Now that the Teen USA and Miss USA pageants are over and school is coming to an end, we’ll be getting back to our regular posts. Today I’m super excited to introduce you to our latest Tuesday Titleholder.
She is Lillian Buzzard from Parkersburg, West Virginia! She is currently the 2018 Miss Teen West Virginia International and has held the title of Pre-Teen Miss Holly Days along with other fundraiser titles. This 15-year-old loves food and is passionate about music. Good luck at your national pageant!
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We can’t wait for you to meet this colorful and enthusiastic teen. Take it away, Lillian!
When I was younger, probably around 11 or 12, there was someone I knew from the cheer gym I had been cheering at. She had been telling me about a pageant that she was directing, and I had decided to enter it because she was a close friend of mine. When I did the pageant, it seemed really fun. I love being on stage, I love getting to talk about things I love or am interested in, whether it be community service or my favorite Christmas song. I really enjoy doing pageants.
Between the competitions, I really love to wear and see all of the beautiful gowns. Outside of the competition, I love to volunteer in my community and promote my platform! I also love kids; they just sort of flock to me. I love to sit and talk to them, let them try on my sash or crown, and just spend some one-on-one time with them.
My favorite pageant memory would have to be the first pageant I ever won. That’s probably a common answer from a pageant girl if you asked what her favorite pageant memory was. However, I was standing next to one of my best friends at the time, and I had worked really hard to win the title. It was just something that had made me really ecstatic and happy.
The platform I am currently promoting is Issues Facing Foster Children. It’s something that I am really passionate about because I have seen so many people involved in the foster care system. I have done a lot of work in the community, as I recently emceed the Children’s Flag Day in Parkersburg and built a kickboard at the Godby Soccer Field. However, the main reason I got involved in this platform was Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care. They do many events and fundraisers, but the first I had ever gotten involved with was putting together bags for the foster children.
I really appreciate and enjoy that The Queen Next Door wants to change how the world views pageantry. Pageants are more than wearing a beautiful gown and winning a crown and sash. Pageant girls around the world have passion for millions of causes and organizations that mean a lot to them. They put hard work and determination in volunteering their time to.