Meet Miss GWU Pageant Contestant Amber Townsend

Amber Townsend - Miss GWU Pageant Contestant

By Megan Hartman

Today, you get to meet our last contestant in the Annual Miss GWU Pageant, Amber Townsend. Amber is a Senior from Spruce Pine, NC. She has wanted to participate in the pageant every year she’s been here and is finally doing it this year.

Amber Townsend - Miss GWU Pageant ContestantWhat motivated you to participate in the Miss GWU Pageant?
I have always been interested in participating in this pageant, and I have heard how much fun they were. Since this is my last year here, I figured I would give it a shot. I would love to be the person that represents GWU and to tell all about my wonderful experience here.

What do you think makes you a good contestant?
I believe I am a good contestant, because I love talking to people and sharing my experiences with them. My main goal is to make everyone that I see smile. Whether that be by telling a corny joke or giving an encouraging word when someone needs it the most.

What has been your favorite part of the pageant process so far?
I have loved getting to know each of these girls. Throughout the preparation process, I have made so many new friends and each of these girls have the sweetest souls. I am blessed to have met them through this process.

What talent are you planning on showcasing during the pageant?
I will be showcasing my hand-balancing talent, like in a circus. I will performing an acrogymnastics routine. Hand-blanacing is where I will be doing handstands on a stand that is 3 feet tall.

What are you looking forward to the most?
I am honestly looking forward to performing my talent routine, because it is something that not a lot of people may know of, so I am introducing them into a new area of gymnastics. Also, the opening number is going to be pretty great and I cannot wait to showcase that.

Check back with us to meet a new Miss GWU Candidate each day leading up to the pageant! The pageant will take place in the Dover Theatre, on April 2, at 3:00 p.m.