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Hi I'm Elyse Tonioli

I grew up in Arizona. I love pageants and music. I am a college student. I'm a missionary! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a freshman at BYU majoring in Business management with a focus in marketing. I have participated in pageants and later moved on to coaching other girls. I am the big sister of 4 kids and my siblings are my best friends! I grew up in Arizona but have lived in Iowa, Utah and Texas as well. I have played the piano since second grade and music is my passion! Growing up I was very involved in musicals, choir, theatre, etc. Traveling is also a love and passion of mine! I have been to many different countries and I believe that experiencing the world is the best way to make yourself a better person. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life and it is a very large part of my life. My goals are to one day own my own business and have a family of my own!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be good. I am not perfect, but this church teaches you how to see the good in life and be a better person. I do not have some incredible conversion story. My parents are both members, but if I didn't want to be in this church, I wouldn't be there and my parents would not force me to be there. Long story short, I am a mormon because I want to be and I love the standards that it helps me keep. This church has brought me so much closer to my heavenly father. I am a Mormon because I love what it teaches me to be and teaches me what my potential is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best that I can be. I set goals for myself and have learned to follow through. I love to serve as well. The church is based off of service and I have found that it is my favorite thing to do. Service does not mean some big charity project. It also means be kind to the people around you and loving even the meanest people. I live my faith by just trying to be an example and serve others the best that I can.

What is being a Mormon like?

Elyse Tonioli
Being a mormon makes you feel so happy! We are not some strange cult, we live just like the average person except very very happy. You get to know yourself better as well as getting to know so many other people who are all very accepting. Show more Show less