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pageantry interview ● cassidy wolf
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf is
preparing for her next step, but
between her amazing year in
New York City and the serious
circumstances she dealt with
before, there’s nothing in her
future that she can’t handle
T he Miss Teen USA competition is usually what
turns a young girl into a headline-maker, but that
wasn’t the case for California’s Cassidy Wolf. Be-
fore she’d even wear the crown of Miss Teen
USA that would become the greatest accom-
plishment of her young life, she had become an example for
teenagers across the world not only because of the very ter-
rifying and real problem with privacy invasion, but also be-
cause of the incredibly brave way in which she handled the
entire situation. In fact, while such a case might have lin-
gered over her year as Miss Teen USA, Cassidy simply
brushed her shoulders off and proceeded to make the sig-
niﬁcant impact that only the young women before her have
ever been able to make.
Now, as she stands on the horizon of being the Miss
Teen USA that crowns her successor, Cassidy has new de-
cisions to make and new life-altering events to face head
on. She’s already planning on staying in New York City and
ﬁnishing her school work as part of her crowning victory,
but what lies beyond that ultimately remains up to her.
Whatever she decides to do, there’s no doubt in the world
that she will be able to handle it.
Pageantry magazine: You’ll be going back to the
Cassidy Wolf: I know, I’m really excited. I was actually in
the ofﬁce to plan my events for while I’m there and we have
a lot of really fun things planned. It’ll be a good time.
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of the Pack
PM: What’s going through your mind as you prepare to
go to the Bahamas to crown the next Miss Teen USA?
CW: It doesn’t necessarily feel real. I’m kind of one of those
people who likes to not think about things until the time
comes, so right now I’m just trying to enjoy the last two
months that I have. I get to go home to California, and it’ll
be nice to be with my friends and family for a little bit be-
fore I give up my title. Right now I’m just trying to enjoy
the last moments, but I know that whoever I end up crown-
ing is going to have an amazing year ahead of her, so I’m
excited to see who that is going to be.
PM: Of course, going back home, you’re going to see
your dad, who wasn’t that much of a fan of pageantry
the last time that we spoke. Has he come around?
CW: It’s funny, because I talk to my dad a few times dur-
ing the week, and he’s always asking me about normal peo-
ple stuff, and I really appreciate that. He is deﬁnitely into it
and loves hearing what I’m up to, but then again, he does-
n’t worry about it too much, whereas my mom is following
every event that I’m doing and what fans are saying to me,
and things like that.
PM: Looking back, what is the most vivid memory that
you have of winning the title of Miss Teen USA?
CW: I remember my reaction, and every time I see the pho-