“Social media is freakin’ awesome, I’m on it all day, how about you? I like sending crazy Snapchat @Baciliky stuff out the most. It’s great to have casual friends like that but sometimes I want to know more about somebody, who they really are, like does your hair look as awful as mine when I wake up? Do you say really stupid stuff like I do in those moody moments? I crave candy. Wonder what candy you crave? If you follow me on social media that probably means you mostly know me as Miss America….
this blog is so we can get to know each other better. Instead of making a lot of assumptions based on articles that come out, let’s get to know each other straight from the source! Instead of other people saying who I am, “fake news” hahaha, now it’s all right here…all the way down to the awful morning hair….Well let’s just get it started right now…These are my favorite jeans I found at Karats and Keepsakes and the only ones that fit my stupid hard to fit figure…here are my fav shoes right now from Head Over Heels.
My favorite candy that I am never without is Sour Patch Kids…. I am engaged to Spencer Maxwell, his nickname is Spinny… and we have two dog children…. Moose and Batman I just moved to Nashville and I am recording and writing songs on my first music release coming out in 2017.
It’s really hard to believe that I spent the past year of my life with a crown on my head, traveling the world. If you had asked me 3 years ago if I thought I could be Miss America, I would’ve laughed, especially considering that I didn’t even start doing pageants until 3 years ago. All I’ve ever wanted is to be a singer and I have been working on that since I was very young, I mean like I have vivid memories of being three years old and putting on shows in our living room for my family. School was always a challenge for me actually, I was never an ‘all A student’ or on the honor roll. I was never recognized for an amazing performance on a math test or for winning the science fair. I took my fair share of first place medals at the poetry contests and the talent shows, and then in the eighth-grade play, guess who got the lead role.
Yes, when it came to performing I was always the stand out, and to me, that’s what really mattered because that is what I loved. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved going to school, Mount de Sales Academy in Macon GA. and I always tried my hardest. With the occasional “C” on my report card, I was an average student with big plans for college at Mercer University. As badly as I wanted to make the honor roll for my parents, I just couldn’t cut it. My head was way up in the clouds, dreaming of the day when my singing would pay the bills and I didn’t have to learn about world history or (“PLEASE EXCUSE ME DEAR AUNT SALLY”) learn hard math.
I also grew up on a farm. I loved playing outside with my brother (Mikey) and sister (Sophia), driving the tractor, shooting guns and riding the four-wheeler through our 675 acres of pure Georgia beauty. Doesn’t really sound like a typical girl growing up performing in pageants right…. that’s because I wasn’t. It never even crossed my mind to enter a pageant until I was 18 years old and my mom convinced me to try it out for the scholarships and the service aspect that the Miss America Organization offered its participants like the Children’s Miracle Network
Well one thing lead to another and about 18 months later I was Miss Georgia and then 75 days later I was crowned
Miss America. It sounds so easy when I put it that way, but it was honestly the most life changing, difficult, amazing,
crazy time of my life. I worked so hard for many years on my singing and performing and now here was my chance to make it all work. More details to come about being Miss America and how it changed my life forever, but for now that’s a start on the real news…What’s your favorite candy? Follow me at Twitter and send me your candy craving? And oh yes, one more last tidbit, my real name is of Greek origin…. Baciliky Cantrell…so now you know why I go by Betty!
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“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”-Jeremiah 29:11”