Gemi D. Moore

Miss Southern Heritage’s Outstanding Teen

Hometown:    Bruce, MS

Hobbies:        Dancing, swimming, and Being with my family

School:           Homeschool

Talent:            Dance

Platform:        The Superhero in Me: Children Fighting Fibro

What makes you special and unique? I personally believe everyone is special and unique in their own way. I believe what makes me special and unique is my deep compassion for others.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? One thing about me that most people don’t realize when they meet me is that I have juvenile fibromyalgia. I strive to not act any different than other teens my age.

Best advice you have ever received? The best advice that I have ever been given is to just be myself. I realize that is very overused, however it is such good advice!

What can’t you live without? I could not live without my family! They have helped mold me into who I am today.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? My biggest guilty pleasure is pizza and ice cream!

Where do you see yourself in ten years? In ten years I see myself as being on broadway as a professional dancer.

Most valuable lesson learned? My most valuable lesson learned is that you must always be yourself no matter what anyone else thinks.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My most valued role model is Claudia Taylor, my dance teacher.  She has shown me that hard work always pays off.

What motivates you?  My motivation comes from many different sources, one of which is th

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? My greatest non-academic accomplishment was when I placed 1st at my 2nd dance competition.

Best compliment you have ever received? The best compliment I have ever received was when Claudia’s father thought I was Lexi (another dancer on our team). Lexi is a very great dancer and I hope to be as good as she is one day.

Secret wish or dream? My secret wish is to help aid in finding a cure for ALL painful diseases.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? The most embarrassing thing that has happened to me was that when I participated in PreTeen America I forgot my speech/introduction. I was allowed to go back onstage and give my speech/introduction and I received a standing ovation.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? As a very easily scared person, one thing that I would like to do that is out of character for me is ride the Tower of Terror at Disney.

What is your super power? My super power is super strength, because no matter how much pain I am in I still get out of bed and face the day with a smile.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?  Being in the Miss Mississippi Program has allowed me to meet many wonderful ladies and this has taught me that each person is beautiful in their own way.

Describe yourself in one word. Strong

Please write a short essay describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are.

 Small town country girl with a BIG heart, is how I would describe myself.  I am a 13 year old, blonde haired, green eyed, competitive dancer from Bruce, Mississippi.   I love my family, to swim, to dance, to sing, to participate in pageants, and of course to text my friends. With the exception of being diagnosed with juvenile fibromyalgia, I’d say I am your typical teenage girl.

 Please write a short essay explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject.

 My hobbies take up lots of mine, and at times, my families time and attention. My family supports me 110% in everything I do.  It is because of this that I hope someday to be able to repay them for their generosity.  This is one of the many things that drives me to work hard to accomplish and be successful at everything I do.  My mom always says anything worth having is worth working hard for.  I try to live by this.