I am incredibly grateful for 2016, it has been a whirlwind (and a dream!) preparing for Miss Universe 2016, and I am looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings! January will be a big month as I celebrate my  27th birthday (January 12th) by arriving in the Philippines and beginning the Miss Universe 2016 competition! Which is the BEST way I could have ever imagined celebrating the big 2-7!

THANK YOU for all of your support, encouragement, and positive words! Thank you to all of the sponsors, designers, photographers, stylists, coaches, my team, my family, and everyone who has joined our Miss Universe US Virgin Islands’ #RoadToMissUniverse2016! The journey wouldn’t have been the same without you, and no amount of words can properly express how proud and honored I am to represent you at the Miss Universe 2016 competition.

As it is officially the countdown to New Years AND to Miss Universe, I have linked everything I love in glitter – because, the SPARKLIER, the BETTER!

P.S. Miss Universe 2016 will air on January 29th on FOX live from the Philippines, I hope you tune in!!

Happy New Year, xx

Photographer: Fadil Berisha // MUA/Hair: Meg Kashimura // Stylist: Blair Berisha

happy holidays xo CC