Today, I took a BIG step forward towards fulfilling one of my wildest dreams, to be featured in the


In all honesty, it’s been a dream I’ve mostly kept to myself over the years, partly out of fear and partly out of self-doubt (darn that little voice in all of our heads!), but last year I made the commitment to be true to myself, to leave all my fears behind, and to attend the SI Swim Search 2021 casting call!

You may be wondering, why I would want to take part in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Search? I’m already 30 years old with hundreds of grey hairs and a pageant career long behind me…

Simply put, I am incredibly inspired by female-driven movements empowering women to invest and believe in themselves!

SI Swim has transformed their platform into a sacred space for women to support women through sharing real stories and words of encouragement. It’s a safe, uplifting community where women feel celebrated, respected, inspired, and represented – and every fiber of my being wants to be a part of that movement!

As I say in my casting video below,
“When women come together, and lift each other up – MAGIC HAPPENS!”

Our lives are transformed when we begin to build each otherโ€™s confidence, support one another’s hopes and dreams, and celebrate all that it means to be a woman. One woman is powerful, but together, we are unstoppable!

Every woman, no matter her shape, size, color, or location, is uniquely beautiful and deserves a chance to shine, so thank you SI Swim for creating this special space for us to embrace who we truly are and to surround ourselves with other like-minded, inspirational women!

Who knows where this journey will lead, but thank you for joining me on it. I put all my heart into this video, and while it gave me immense joy to create it, I had a sudden onset of butterflies when it finally came time to submit my SI Swim Search 2021 entry. Please find the official entry here where you can โ€œlikeโ€ and make comments, as well as the video below.

THANK YOU for dreaming with me, your support and kind words mean the world to me!

xx, CC