#SponsorShoutout I got a sweet tooth the other day visiting Dr. Wahl at his Village Orthodontics location! Can't thank his team enough for making my visit so amazing - what a wonderful office, and even better staff. So grateful to know that I'm in good hands. A SMILE is a curve that can set everything straight. ♡ Sponsor website: https://www.discoverbraces.com/ Sponsor Instagram: @discoverbraces • • • • • #smile #Orthodontics #missndteenusa #missteenusa #pilothiggi
Yesterday, I [Fel]t like a queen at Fels Photo (@felsphoto)! Can't thank Ms. Kari enough for her time & talents...not only is she a gifted photographer, she takes care of her clients with fun and laughter. I can't wait to shoot with her again! It was one of the best days on the job so far, especially with my amazing miss - and role model - Macy (@missndusa) ♡ • • • • • • If YOU want to book with Fels Photo, check out this link: http://felsphoto.com/ • • • #empowered #missndteenusa #missteenusa #felsphoto #fels #photoshoot #camera #lights #action #headshots #crownshots #pilothiggi
Last week, my sister queens and I volunteered at @fmsc - Feed My Starving Children. This organization's mission: We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.” FMSC produces three special MannaPack™ meal formulas, each compacted with nutrition that allows children to grow, thrive and develop. It's crazy what two hours of dedication to others can achieve. And not only that - it was genuinely FUN, as we packaged meals at the quickest pace we could. If you're up to the challenge of fighting world hunger, check out FMSC's website or social media account! • • • • • • • #endworldhunger #feedmystarvingchildren #volunteering #fighting #globalimpact #worldhunger #dedicatetime #communityservice #missndteenusa #missusa #reachouttooutreaches #pilotanhiggia
That's a wrap for Pageant Power Week 2020, but I'll tie it up in a bow with some thank yous! • I can't express my overwhelming gratitude towards my state directors and Future Productions. Y'all have a passion for instilling confidence in others, and mentoring us on the journey that lies ahead. I'm truly blessed to have the best support system I could ask for. Also, thank you for organizing the amazing Beauty is Power seminar. If y'all don't know what that is - just await the photos to come! • From candy pageants and freezing meeting rooms to high heel complaints and coffee bonding, this week was full of memories to last...shared with some of the best ladies out there 😘 • Keep an eye out for my sponsor highlights over the next few weeks! • • • • • • • • #MissNDTeenUSA #MissTeenUSA #PageantPowerWeek #BeautyIsPower #BeautyIsPowerSeminar #pageant #MissUniverse #beauty #pageantry #pageantlife #MissUSA #PilotAnhiggi
As we begin our 1st roadtrip of 2020 to Pageant Power Week, I can't help but think of the journey I traveled in 2019. Through the thousands of miles traveled, the hundreds of new experiences, the tens of school papers, and all the smiles and tears, I found 2019 to be a turning point in my life. I grew so much in a year, and can't wait to keep striving. 2019 you were good to me, but 2020 here I come! ❤ #nomakeup
A mile of road will take you a mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere. Will, @thepageantguy, and I wandered to where the cellular reception was weak yesterday. For most of us, happiness is landing in a new country. For Will, happiness was just landing ;) No but seriously, had a blast flying with you!
A Christmas parade in November? You say it ain't snow! Sunday was filled with a basketball game, piano recital, and then walking in Grand Forks' HollyDazzle Parade. I had a blast passing out candy to the kids as Miss ND Teen USA ❤ Can anyone guess how many layers I had on? It's more than two!! This Holiday Season will fir sure be amazing. Thank you for having me Grand Forks!
Ugh wow. I remember this day. My alarm went off at 0500am, which left me just enough time to adjust my cross-country plan for updated weather, snag a breakfast bar, and leave in time to meet with my CFI at the airport around 0630. I didn't have time to make myself look pretty, and I felt self-conscious in front of my peers as I waited on dispatch to issue me an airplane. I was also caught up in everything I had do to, the image I try to up-keep, the exams I have to study for... But once I got up in the skies, all my worries and concerns vanished. Obstacles, worries, and my long “to-do” checklist – grades, friendships, scholarship essays – vanished. Me, the pilot, only focused on the flight. That’s one type of checklist that I like. My perspective about the world has changed since I committed to becoming a commercial aviator. I've realized that we all are pilots of our own lives. Everyone has 24 hours in a day. 24 hours to grow, to learn, to change, and to impact. It’s up to you to “book” your minutes wisely – challenge your limits, climb past boundaries, grab opportunities, and fly high. With a passion for life and a heart for others, you can accomplish anything. I am who I am, and I work to become who I want to be. Here's me. An unfiltered, unedited, once unseen photo of me. #AsSheIs @missusa @missteenusa I challenge @jessicaschonhoff & @sparkles03 to continue the As She Is campaign! ♡ But ANYONE can join the challenge by uploading a true you, natural photo and adding it to the hashtag!
S M ; ) E If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours ♡ Did you know 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft globally? In honor of #WorldSmileDay I am standing with @SmileTrain , who has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries in more than 90 countries! Together, we can continue to change the world one smile at a time. #CreateSmiles #1in700
Hello everyone! I am Miss North Dakota Teen USA, Amanda Higginbotham :) I am excited & ready to represent my wonderful state throughout this next year. Instead of a long paragraph to introduce myself, below are some fun facts about me! ~ • Come fly with me, I’m a licensed pilot (Private Pilot)...and once I successfully landed a T-36 (fighter jet) sim! • I am the Founder/Manager of the nonprofit 501(c)3, Reach Out to Outreaches • I love chess (yep I'm a nerd) • While I'm majoring in Commercial Aviation, I am also working towards my minors in International Business & Cybersecurity •Traveled to over 44 countries, all in hopes of reaching my dream of eating ice cream on all 7 continents • I sit still long enough to learn piano, and I love performing in any venue that will have me • I'm a member of @uofnorthdakota Dance Team (@ndspiritsquads) • Select council member of SAAC - Student Aviation Advisory Council • Cadet Officer with grade Captain in the Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary), @civil__air__patrol • Total lover of movies and popcorn • Have studied Chinese & French • Walked in NYFW • Danced in Downtown Disney for two years BASICALLY, I'm just another papercut survivor that is passionate about life! That's a quick overview! If you'd like to book me for an appearance, visit the link in my bio ♡
It’s National Voter Registration Day! Did you know it only takes two minutes to register to vote? Link in Bio (@missusa) to register ✔️ missusa.turbovote.org #voteready
Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2020, Amanda Higginbotham! 👑
Meet your new Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2020👑 I can’t wait to watch your year ♥️
”May the beauty of your heart be the reason they love you.” One year ago, I switched out my volleyball shoes for a pair of heels, put on my first pair of fake eyelashes, and walked into the interview room with a message straight from my heart. I was on the path of becoming who I wanted to be, but I wasn't there yet. Little did I know the amount of growth I would experience in just one year as Miss North Dakota Teen USA. This system has helped me turn my flaws into strengths, see others beauty without questioning my own, and have a “why not just try it” kind of attitude. This is just the start in a world full of opportunities. As my year comes to a close, I have some very important thank yous for people who have played a huge role in my reign. @mommavoges1 & @chadavogel : thanking you will never be enough. You have been preparing me my whole life with values and lessons. You made me wings to fly; Little did you know, I’d soar. I was able to be my best self on the national stage because I knew that whatever would happen, I would be coming home to people who love me for who I am. @courtmerickson , @voges623 & @Carter man5 You three made sure I always stayed my sassy self and a humble, North Dakota girl. I’m glad I got all the sparkly genes in the family though, because I don’t know if you three could handle much more. @markymeds3 : thank you for keeping me sane in all of the beautiful chaos while preparing for nationals, planning a fashion show & being a full-time college student. I love you. To all of my extended family and loved ones: thank you for being here for me from the start. I have the best & quite possibly, biggest “cheer squad.” I love and appreciate each and everyone of you, & a special thanks goes to Brent, my “Uncle Uber.” @bella_burckhard14 , Ashley, Grace & all of my @limitless.nd crew, thank you. You have taught me to appreciate the little things and feel comfortable being my silly self. I wouldn’t be on this stage without each of you. Thank you for showing me a new kind of love, helping me find my passion and letting me be your voice for inclusion. >
Best year with the sweetest girl! ♥️ . Sorry I am bombing my page today. It won’t stop until tomorrow, then a new girl can take over (;
It’s finals time. Who are you rooting for? 👑