Meet Jill Maier

Com­pet­ing in July for the Miss Florida Pre-Teen crown

Cape Coral Living - - Publisher's Letter -

Cape Co­ral’s Jill Maier is a fi­nal­ist in the Na­tional Amer­i­can Miss con­test. She is en­tered in the Miss Florida Pre-Teen cat­e­gory, held July 29-30 at the Hy­att Re­gency Grand Cy­press ho­tel in Or­lando. Con­tes­tants are judged on a per­sonal in­tro­duc­tion, stage poise, in­ter­view­ing skills and their com­mu­nity in­volve­ment. Jill, who is 12, at­tends Oa­sis El­e­men­tary School in the Cape with her brother, Randy. She trav­els to Or­lando with her par­ents, Chris­tine and Michael. Jill shared her ex­cite­ment with Cape Co­ral Liv­ing magazine.

CCL: How long have you com­peted in pageants?

JM: I never did some­thing like this be­fore, this is the first time.

CCL: How do you pre­pare for the Na­tional Amer­i­can Miss?

JM: I’m just ner­vous, very ex­cited and blessed to do this and rep­re­sent the state of Florida. It is com­pletely new for me and I have no ex­pe­ri­ence―but I take it step by step and day af­ter day. And there are my par­ents and my brother help­ing and sup­port­ing me. I al­ways wanted to be a top model. And if you can live your dream, it’s eas­ier to go through all this with pos­ing, in­ter­views and stage pres­ence. I re­ally love it.

CCL: Ad­vice to other girls con­sid­er­ing pageants?

JM: I never looked for pageants, but when you get the chance to do it, just take it. It will also help you build up more self-con­fi­dence. Don’t for­get to have fun and never for­get to be your­self; it’s a priv­i­lege and a great honor to be cho­sen to at­tend the NAM [Na­tional Amer­i­can Miss] fi­nals.

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