October 10, 2013 — Growing up in Stewartsville, N.J. and watching her mom manage a chiropractic office there, Simone Tavares always knew she wanted to be a chiropractor when she grew up. Naturally, she decided to come to the world’s largest chiropractic college, Life University, to pursue that dream. She did not have in mind, however, that she would also become Miss Georgia, which is now a distinct possibility after being selected as one of 50 state finalists for the Miss Georgia USA Pageant to be held Nov. 21–23 at the Woodland Performing Arts Center in Cartersville, Ga.
“I started modeling locally when I was in high school,” said Tavares, “but I’ve never been in a pageant. My aunt recommended that I try it out, so I applied, not expecting a reply. Nevertheless, I got a call back, did a live interview, was selected and given the title of Miss Marietta. It was very exciting!”
Tavares is currently a senior year at LIFE and working on completing her Bachelor’s in exercise science and plans on starting the Doctor of Chiropractic program in the summer of 2014. Along with her rigorous academic and modeling schedules, Tavares is also a manager for the LIFE wrestling team, a member of the Full Spine Club and a new member of the cross-?country team.
Tavares is a little anxious going into her first pageant; however, she cannot wait to bring exposure to the field of Chiropractic and Life University. “In my pursuit of becoming Miss Georgia, I want to represent women in Chiropractic,” said Tavares. “It is important that I promote that a healthy, preventive lifestyle through Chiropractic, exercise and proper nutrition.”
Source: Life University