Some know me as Amanda Rosemarie, others know me as a former pageant titleholder within the Miss America Organization, and my close friends know me as Punda. I’m currently a student at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana majoring in Communication Studies. I’m an enthusiast of all things fashion, travel, healthy-living, and natural beauty, thus blossomed this blog as an outlet for me to express myself and share my ideas and experiences with the world wide web. I’m a dreamer and I dare to dream big. I aspire to be an entrepreneur and executive in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. I figured, “I need to start somewhere, right?” Well, here I am sharing some of my worlds with you. I hope you have as much fun with it as I am. I thoroughly love and live for empowering women. I am a firm believer in you rise by lifting others. My goal is to do my part in cultivating this mindset and inspiring women to be unstoppable no matter what adversity and obstacles come their way! As women, we all share the same or similar struggles of femininity, so let’s lift each other up and encourage each other to embrace our own beauty, brilliance, and uniqueness.

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” -Zen Shin

Photography by: Melissa Hutchinson