Whether or not you want to be a beauty queen, what ever your hopes, dreams, and aspirations are, I believe these keys can guide you toward finding your own beauty. They can help you achieve any goal you set out to accomplish—from getting into a great college, to becoming a successful CEO, to being a good friend, wife, and mother. You can use these keys to help you create a personal belief system, to become more positive, to give back, to tighten family bonds, to make (and keep!) friends, to get healthy (inside and out), to make your dreams come true—to become a content, confident, truly beautiful you.
And once you've attained that, you can really do anything you put your mind to. Somehow when we're confident and positive, all kinds of possibilities and opportunities present themselves to us. It's like the law of attraction: depending on how we present ourselves to the world, we can attract positive or negative things to our lives.
You know bling, designer clothes, a fancy car—none of those things shows off the inner you, which is the most beautiful part of you. Believe me, I've met some of the world's most famous celebrities, who have all the right clothes and may appear to be beautiful on the outside, but deep down, some of them are the ugliest people I've ever been around. By knowing who you are and believing that you can achieve your goals—despite your family situation, how you look, where you live, and what people say—you can show your beauty to the world.
This book will guide you through the four keys and show you step by step how to employ them in your own life. Within each section I reveal the tips and tools that helped me master each key. I also share with you my personal experiences and tell you exactly how I implemented those tools in particular situations to become a more confident, in-control, and beautiful person, so you can see firsthand how and why the keys work. I've also included some exercises and recipes that will make using the keys in your everyday life, not only simple, but fun, too.
The keys are organized in such a way that you will be able to start practicing them right away. Once you start to follow them, I'm sure you'll see a big difference in yourself almost immediately. Each key builds upon the next one, so be sure to start with the first section, in which I show how to develop your spirituality. After you've learned how to feed your soul, you'll move onto the next key where you'll find out how to nurture the relationships with the important people in your life, whether it's your family or your friends. Next, I tell you about the beauty secrets that helped me win Miss USA, led to my being named one of the most beautiful by People en EspaŅol, and keep me looking my best each and every day. Finally, I reveal how you can turn your dreams into tangible, actual real-life accomplishments, just like I did.
If you follow these keys, I guarantee you will transform your life and become the beautiful, confident and successful person you've always dreamed of being. Use this book like a guide to your new self, and refer to it whenever you need encouragement, a pick-me-up, or advice from your long-lost sister—me! Remember that I'm here for you as you begin the journey into your new way of living, thinking and relating to the world and to yourself.
I'm writing this book because I want to share with you what worked for me. I know if the four keys could transform me, they can transform you, too. Here's why the four keys work: because they're all about you. Based on your life, your experience, what you need and what you want. I know they work because I followed them to help me become Miss USA, and I follow them to this day as my career continues to unfold.
Let's get started so you can start following them, too!