"As Miss USA, I would love to encourage those who have struggled with hardships due to the poor economy. I would love to spread the message that having a positive outlook and strong, loving relationships is the key to success-not material things."
"I am ready to put my heart and soul into becoming the best Miss USA that has ever reigned. I have the confidence to walk into a room and capture the attention even without a crown."
"I would be honored to win the title of Miss USA, to inspire and educate girls, and to represent the top beauty brand in the world. But most importantly, I would bring to the title a genuine personality, a positive attitude and someone ready to serve."
"We have to remember that we are beautiful just by being who we are and that our own opinion and self-esteem are what truly matters."
"My story takes me from the slums of Southeast Asia to being a well-educated woman and future NASA employee to the Miss USA stage. I am grateful for the opportunities my family has found in the United States and my desire to give back to this country makes this job perfect for me."
"When I walk across the stage I feel as if I can achieve anything. That feeling is powerful and makes me feel unstoppable. Pageants have taught me how to transfer this energy into my everyday life."
"The people I have had the pleasure to meet and work with while preparing for the Miss USA Pageant are honestly some of the most talented, genuine and generous people I have known and have made me feel truly cared for and many have become life-long friends."
"It’s nice to be beautiful on the outside, but inner beauty is still the most important."
"In today's society, I am certain that knowing who you are as a woman can be one of the most powerful tools that you have."
"I am ready - ready for this job to be Miss USA and Miss Universe. This isn’t just a dream for me; this is a destination."
Source: Miss USA