Monday, November 2, 2009

Loyola Magazine article

It's here! Loyola Magazine's winter issue. Many thanks to Rita Buettner who has been supporting me since I won the title in May. Our conversation was the first of many I would have with the media throughout my reign about winning and more importantly, what I wanted to accomplish. Beyond the crown, I wanted to stay the course of graduating in December with my MBA, balance my work schedule with pageant appearances and share my story. Outside of my immediate family and close friends, my battle with eating disorders had remained a secret for years. We chatted about deciding on my platform-- and there has been no turning back.

Fast forward six months later-- I had a once in a life time experience competing at Nationals in Las Vegas, December is a month away and I cannot believe how much time has passed since I left my full time job last fall, I am still balancing my committments at the World Trade Center Institute with class and appearances and have spoken to hundreds of young women and children about health and wellness. "No Body's Perfect," was intended to change their lives, but it has provided me with a new perspective about what challenges these teens face today.

Check out the online version of the magazine:

Let me know what you think!


  1. Nicole,
    Thank you for taking so much time to speak with me! The issue is on its way to you. Let me know if you would like extra copies, and I can have them sent to Timonium or Columbia, whichever is convenient for you!

  2. Just wanted to say congratulations on being such a fantastic person. Although you did not win the title of Miss USA it still does not matter as you strive to help other be the best they can be. You are right "No Body's Perfect" but we can still be the best people possible and it is great that you are pushing that message through your campaign. God has a plan for your life and He will open doors for you beyond what you imagined or expected. I am proud that I met you and I again just want to wish you the best and will continue to hold you in prayers for success in all you do. Also I would like to say early congratulations for getting your MBA.

  3. Hi Nicole,

    I would love to include you in the Courageous Beauty interviews. Would you please contact me at angie [dot] breidenbach @ gmail [dot] com so I can discuss it with you?

    Thank you,
    Mrs. Montana International 2009

  4. Great stuff Nicole :) Keep sharing your story!