Awards. Who doesn't like to receive them? We all love receiving some sort of object that is a sign of achievement. 

Well as much as I love receiving them, I did expect to win any of these special awards on the night of my crowning as Miss Teen Trinidad & Tobago. As cliche as that may sound, I sincerely didn't. A few of my competitors visually and verbally expressed their disappointment on the stage when their names weren't called, making my victory bittersweet. Either way, the judges felt that I was the one who met the criteria for the award and I wasn't going to turn them down!

These trophies now sit atop our tv stand and probably will for many more years to come. My mother is sentimental like that.