Two of our sisters, junior Gabi Borel and freshman Emiley Dillon, will compete in today's Miss LSU pageant. We are incredibly proud of these two! Here's a quick backstage look at them before showtime!
Gabi Borel, a New Iberia native, is majoring in kinesiology and minoring in biology. Last year, she started focusing on exercising and healthier eating, which led her to apply for Miss LSU. Meeting a variety of new people in the pageant process, Gabi said being a participant is a fun mix of "hard work, practicing and pampering yourself." In addition to Delta Gamma, she's a member of Volunteer LSU and the Kinesiology Club. Gabi said she is participating to serve as an example for others that "there truly isn't anything you can't do."
"I thought [Miss LSU] would be a great opportunity to set even more goals for myself and to also show others it is all about the confidence you have in yourself." - Gabi Borel
Mass communication major Emiley Dillon is from Shreveport. A member of Tiger TV, Freshman Leadership Council, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, Emiley said she applied for Miss LSU because she wanted to meet more people outside the organizations she is involved in. Participating in the pageant has allowed her to make new friends, develop a healthy lifestyle in preparation for the swimsuit portion, and keep up with current events surrounding LSU. However, Emiley's main reason for participating is to spread awareness for her nonprofit "The Dance Project," a free summer dance camp for preteen girls that promotes confidence and healthy body image.