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Hi I'm Lara

I was an American Delegate to Northern Ireland and the winner of the Duck Tape Prom competition. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a fashion major in college and I love all aspects of the industry, especially styling. I love music and play multiple instruments. I am the youngest of a large family with 6 children. I am going to college full time while working part time at a burger restaurant trying to save money for school and my mission. I love to travel and I lived in Northern Ireland for a month while I was in High School. This was a crucial time in my life that helped me gain independence and a greater perspective on the world. It opened my eyes to new ideas and cultures that I absolutely fell in love with. After this I entered a national competition to make prom attire out of duck tape. It was called the stuck at prom competition, and I won first place with a dress and tux my best friend and I made together. We received money for college, money for our high school, and national recognition on multiple levels from talk shows to advertisements in 17 magazine. This sparked my passion for fashion along with my love for music and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happier than any other life experience I have ever had. I have done a lot with my life at a young age and I have a very strong sense of who I am as a person. I did not always feel this way about myself however. There was a period when I was trying so hard to figure out who I was, and what I found was that the closer I grew to my Father in Heaven, the happier I felt in my own skin. The more I pray and read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, the closer I feel to my Heavenly Father and because of this, I have found that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who is aware of everything I do and He wants the best for me in my life. Every blessing I have is from God and being aware of this fact makes me want to pay it forward. I live my life trying to help others, because my Heavenly Father has given me so much. This is what I have found makes me the happiest in my life and brings me the most peace. My answer is simple. I am happy when I am doing what the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches. Out of all the adventures I have had, directly following the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has brought me the most joy and lasting sense of satisfaction. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I play the piano every week for the members of my church. It is a way I can use my talents to help others. I also try my best to show others how they can dress to express themselves while maintaining respect for their bodies. I have spent a lot of time volunteering at fashion events throughout Arizona, all the while designing clothes that reflect my character and show the world that you can look fabulous and attractive while dressing modestly and having respect for your body.