|Meagan and I|
and telling ALL my girls what I call the #halleberry story. "How many of you remember the name of the girl who beat Halle in the Miss USA 1986?" NO ONE and yes, I did just write that someone actually BEAT Halle!! but you wouldn't know it from what Ms. Halle did since becoming 1st Runner Up, okaay?? THAT's what I'm twalkin' bout.. a WINNERS attitude. I teach all my girls the following, Halle felt like a winner no matter what place she was "officially" given. The mere fact of being 1 of the Miss USA contestants ALREADY made her a winner. None of this "2nd place" loser attitude that I can't stand hearing. She went on w/a "watch out world" attitude and mindframe and the world is still watching her:)
I recently moved to Miami, to continue pursuin my TV Host/Correspondent career-practicing another motto that I preach: PERSISTENCE BEATS RESISTANCE..but that's another story! Anyhoo, while packing, I found a letter Meagan had written me shortly after the Miss USA pageant where she placed in the Top 5. She wrote "Ms. Rita, I'll never forget your words just minutes before the Miss USA pageant which reminded me that I was already a winner and you know what, Ms. Rita, I'm gonna do what you told me to do, take this experience, make others see the high value of just having been a Miss USA contestant and use it to keep going after my career goals and dreams...just like you've done w/your Miss Venezuela experience" I'm BEYOND proud to share below a list of @MeaganTandy accomplishments since becoming Miss California:
Meagan has filmed several national commercials: Wendy's, Boost Mobile, a movie promotional from the film Shrek The Third, appeared on the hit show Whose Got Jokes alongside Bill Bellamy and filmed a national Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Max. In 2010, she played one of Denzel Washington's daughters in the international feature film hit movie, Unstoppable. She also played Mia on Comedy Central alongside Bobby Lee. On the ABC Familyshow Jane By Design, she played Lulu Pope. In June 2013 she made her debut onto the MTV series "Teen Wolf" where she currently plays the role of Braeden. In 2014, she appeared as Nurse Jackson's niece, Sabrina, on TV show Red Band Society. Currently she's on the +Lifetime Hit show @unreallifetime
To all of you out there pursuing a dream/goal...Have Faith in God's plan for you and remember my motto-PERSISTANCE BEATS RESISTANCE! Look at Meagan go..."Unstoppable" indeed!