I’m proud to say that I was the winner of the very first G-Vegas bikini contest in 2007. At that time, I was working full time as a Network Analyst at ECU, bartending at Levels in downtown Greenville part time, and going to school for my Masters. Since that time, I got married, received my Masters in Information Security from ECU, and went on to work as a Consulting Systems Engineer at World Wide Technology. I live in Raleigh during the week with my husband and 2 dogs, but still have a house in Greenville that we usually go back to on weekends. Prior to the contest, I never would have imagined myself being in a bikini contest. In fact, I didn’t even wear a two-piece bathing suit until I was 22 years old! I can honestly say that being in the contest helped me with some of my insecurities and boosted my self-esteem. Just as importantly, I had a great time and met some wonderful friends in the process. I still have my calendar and look back fondly on the photos and the memories.