You recently competed and won the title of Ms. Kentucky Plus America 2014. What was that experience like? Simply amazing! Winning the crown of Miss Kentucky Plus America 2014 helped bring attention to issues that affect curvy women and young girls positively. The pageant allowed me to meet other inspiring women who share the same experiences as me. A sisterhood was formed, and that is something I look forward to while competing for the title of Miss Plus America 2014 coming up this July.
You are a spokesperson for Curvy Girls Workout Too. Explain your passion for health and fitness.
Curvy Girls Workout Too, is a a fitness and support group for women of curves. Be Confident! Be Beautiful! Be You is my motto. Educating on nutrition and celebrating the fact that Curvy Girls Workout Too, we focus on women who want to get healthy, look and feel good, and be fashionable while working out. After recently losing 30 pounds I made a commitment to myself that I would help inspire women who look like me, but just may need that extra push to go to gym and give them the support needed. We also have Curvy Girl Workout Too fitness apparel that can be worn in and outside the gym. Check it out https://curvygirlsworkouttoo.bigcartel.com@curvygirlsworkouttoo #curvygirlsworkouttoo
What inspired you to create Friends of Nicole?
Friends of Nicole was something my colleagues and business partners used to say to me jokingly. They would refer to me as the “Networking Guru”. After being in the entertainment business for several years and being a serial entrepreneur, I’ve meet a lot people along the way. I am passionate about connecting with others, and being the link through which many business relationships form. I thoroughly enjoy entrepreneurship and helping women achieve meaningful success through creativity, passion, and talent. I love to see others reach their full potential, specializing in fashion, beauty, entertainment, fitness and lifestyle! So, I created Friends of Nicole, a go-to network for helping entrepreneurs NETWORK with key contacts faster and teaching businesses how to tap into their inner-genius, build businesses, conduct and brand themselves professionally, through public relations and creating a lifestyle they love.
What qualities do you believe are most important as a role model?
Being able to show your passion and the ability to inspire others. As Booker T. Washington once said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome.” A role model should be able to show others that they can to overcome ANY obstacle with God on theirside.
How can people support you in your quest for the national Miss Plus America title?
If you would like support me and follow me on my journey to compete in the National Miss Plus America Pageant you can visit:
Facebook page at Ms Kentucky Plus America 2014 - https://www.facebook.com/mskentuckyplusamerica2014
If you would like to donate or help sponsor Nicole Hayden on her journey http://www.gofundme.com/helpmisskentuckyplus2014
Follow Nicole: @friendsofnicole, #friendsofnicole, https://www.facebook.com/friendsofnicolegotonetwork