by Billy Clouse
Last year, strategic communication major Baylee Terrones was crowned as Miss SUU. The Cedar City native sat down with Thunderground to talk about her experience as Miss SUU as well as her career goals.
A full Q&A will appear in the October edition of Revolt, which will be out on October 6. The following questions will not appear in the print edition.
What made you want to try out for Miss SUU?
“I remember Heather Garcia winning two years ago and when I saw Lizzy win it the year, that’s when I knew I wanted to do it. I moved to Cedar City because my dad got a job here at SUU. My mom, my brother-in-law, my sister — they graduated from here so it’s like home to me. It’s basically part of my family and I wanted to find my own way to represent that.”
Describe the feeling when you won.
“It’s really a blur to me because I was so overwhelmed and it didn’t feel real because there were so many lights. It was kind of like a dream and I just couldn’t believe that was the next step that life was taking me in. I couldn’t wait to see what the year had in store.”
What is your favorite part about photography?
"I love to make people smile and feel good; I think it’s a really good way to get to know someone. In the beginning, they might be a little shy about it, but by the end, they’re just being crazy. You get to make friends as well as give them something they can hold onto forever. Pictures are everywhere, in our house, on social media — so it’s a cool way for them to look back and remember a really good time.”
What advice do you have for the new Miss SUU?
“It’s up to Miss SUU to delegate as she wants, so I’d say get as involved as you can. Go to everything; people love to see you there and you’ll love to see everyone there, and I think it’s important for the students to see their Miss SUU out there and it gets them excited. It’s technically up to you to do what you want, so do the best you can and go to stuff and you won’t regret it; you’ll love every moment of it.”