Our Inspiration: Theresa Vail!

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We wanted to write about things besides music and the entertainment industry. We also want to feature positive people who inspire us. Our first inspiration is Sargent Miss Kansas Theresa Vail.  What first caught my attention is that she’s in the U.S. Army and a pageant queen! That’s breaking a well known stereotype!

Once I read her blog I realized she will be the first woman to bare tattoos in the Miss America pageant. She has two tattoos: the military medical insignia and the Serenity prayer. Besides crushing stereotypes she’s a double major at Kansas State University majoring in Chinese (With a 3.8 GPA) and Chemistry. She’s also a bow hunter, expert marksman, skydiver, mechanic and boxer.  If that wasn’t enough she also blogs on her website Missoutdoorgirl.  She also was bullied and turned to God and hunting with her father.

Her leadership roles include: “Coordinate nursing home visits for the college students of my local church; Liturgical minister for my local church; Assist with blood drives held by Kansas State University; Lead and was responsible for 250 soldiers for 9 weeks of mechanics school; Coordinated and ran an all-girls archery clinic.”

To learn more about Theresa you can see her bio here.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.