Name: Megan McDonald
Location: South Texas (Corpus Christi)
1. What inspired you to get into this industry? I was inspired by the support I had from my friends and family, even teachers. In high school I would have teachers tell me I should try modeling. My peers and close friends always said I should try it, and ultimately my family persuaded me to at least give it a shot. The love & support I had inspired me to believe in myself.
2. How long have you been modeling? I've been modeling for about 3 years now. I started my senior year of high school. Late 2011.
3. Who is your favorite model? I don't have just one. I have a handful of models that inspire me. The ones that first come to mind are Candice Swanepoel and Kate Upton. They're gorgeous girls that are still wholesome and down to earth. They don't cake on makeup or stress over being perfect, which I think is exactly the kind of role models young ladies need.
4. Tell us something random about yourself. Something random, Well something random that most people wouldn't think by looking at me, I've played softball since I was just 4 years old. Dirt, sweat, blood, bruises, and broken bones! I love Softball! I played on numerous select teams & traveling teams(meaning I played year round, not only during the season.) I played on the Varsity Softball team all 4 years of High School. Then went on to play College Softball for Texas A&M University of Kingsville for part of my freshman year. Unfortunately the sport got in the way of my studies and I decided it'd be best to focus purely on my studies.
5. What are you most proud of? I am most proud of being the youngest contest to compete in the Miss Swimsuit USA International Pageant 2013. At age 19 I represented Corpus Christi, Texas. Competing against 70 gorgeous women from all over the world. Unfortunately, I did not place top 25, however I did meet amazing ladies that inspired me and who I am still friends with today! I made great connections and memories I'll never forget, it was a great experience and I would gladly compete again!
6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as? I would like to be remembered as the small town girl that conquered her dreams. I've had to deal with and overcome many obstacles within my modeling career and I just want to be proud of my accomplishments. I want to prove everyone that said I couldn't do it wrong, and have the satisfaction in my heart that I did it and I knew I could all along. I ultimately want to make my parents proud of their little girl.