DG Web Diary - Marcella from Nevada

Marcella tells us what it was like to be a Nevada Discovery Girl in the April/May issue, and shares her own photos from the experience!

Why did you decide to apply to be a Discovery Girl? How did you find out DG was coming to your state and how did you feel when you found out?

I decided to try and become a Nevada Discovery Girl the minute I read the letter that came in the mail telling us that DG was looking for girls from my state, because I love Discovery Girls magazine and have been reading it for a long time.  I was so excited to fill out the questions and go through pictures with my mom to decide what to send….it made me feel like a real writer, which is what I want to be when I grow up.  I kept asking my mom almost every day if she’d heard anything about who was picked, and when the deadline passed we all just figured I did not make it.  I was super sad but my mom said it was okay because lots of girls entered and all of them wanted to do it too.

Did you do anything special to make your questionnaire stand out? How long did it take you to put it together? How did you feel after you submitted your questionnaire?

For my questions, I just wanted to show what girls in Nevada are like. My family travels all over the world and I travel to a different state each weekend for dance training, so we are not just small town people in a small state. A lot of the time I think that is what people think of when they think of Nevada…because it doesn’t have a huge population like California next door.  People here are just like everyone else, especially girls (I think).  Picking pictures took longer than the questions but it was fun. All of it was fun. I love to write.  I felt good about what I sent in.

This is a pic of me all dressed up for an Irish Dance Competition:

How did you find out you were selected as a Discovery Girl? And how did you feel when you first found out?

On September 12, when they called my mom to tell her I was picked, I was at school, so she made a big poster and gave it to my Principal to give to me after school.  I was really embarrassed but I was so excited it made my stomach hurt.  I had already tried to tell myself I didn’t make it and it was okay, but when I was picked it felt really great!!!!!!!

What did you do to prepare for the shoot? How did you pick your outfit?

To prepare we went shopping because they wanted us to wear spring clothes and it is already fall here; all of my spring clothes were gone because I grew over the summer.  Shopping was fun.  It made me feel like a model because my mom kept telling everyone what we were doing (which was so embarrassing).  I liked the theme that DG picked of Alice in Wonderland and I wanted to dress like Alice at the tea party, so we went shopping for that. It was hard to decide what props to bring for the other photo shoot because of course I had to bring my Irish Dance Shoes but I also wanted to bring my Miss America Princess crown (for two years I have represented Nevada with the Miss America organization and I am proud of that too). We had to buy airplane tickets and rent hotel rooms and tell all of our friends in Las Vegas we were coming to town (I was born in Las Vegas and lived there the first half of my life and still have friends there too) because Reno is too far away from the photo shoot to drive.

What did you do at the Behind the Scenes shoot? On the studio day?

The behind the scenes shoot was at the ice cream place which was really cool and we got so many treats.  It was the most interesting to meet all of the other girls from Nevada and I made two really good friends that day.  I liked having pictures taken and lots of people in the ice cream place thought we were famous, which was hilarious (everyone thought we were girls from a TV show).  On the studio day it was cool to learn how a magazine takes pictures and how you get people ready.  It was cool to have a makeup person and to have someone focus just on you for pictures.  It was amazing to be a model for a day, a real model.

What was your favorite part of the shoot?

My favorite part of the shoot was meeting the other girls from Nevada and seeing what the girls from all over were like.  It made me feel good to represent our state and to be there with everyone and I love Las Vegas because it is where I was born.

Flying home....Las Vegas airport with another Reno DG BFF on the same flight!

Is there anything you want to tell our readers about being a Discovery Girl?

Being a Discovery Girl makes me feel proud. It makes me feel like I won something, like I worked hard and tried my best and got a big prize, and it makes me feel like I am part of Nevada and I hope girls from everywhere think our state is a fun place to be from.  I want to say thank you for everyone who did all the things to make this magazine happen.  You may not know how special you made us all feel, but without Discovery Girls Magazine we would not have had this cool time together!

 

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Comments

You are inspiring to me because you say that if the deadline is over, it doesn't mean that your not in it.
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GOOD LUCK noraiscute!!!!! :o)
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Wow! I hope to be one too! I submitted a form :)
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Thanks for that advice, Marcella!
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What an awesome experiance for you!!! I really hope I make the 36 girls from Canada and all over United States of America!!! I hope I win, but I doubt it!!!! I love stories like this so much, and ecpecially yours!!!!!!!!!!! And YES, first one to comment!!! Sorry, trying not to brag here!
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I really hope i win too! I'd love to meet you if we both win!!!!!!
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Does anyone know Smilesrgoodforu? Lol thats my old account;)
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I do!
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You have nice comments so I know you too lol!
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Thank you♥
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Good luck!!!(: I hope you make it in!(:
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Hey Cinama, Thank you for being the first to comment and I sure hope you get to be a DG girl too....GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)
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I have a friend named Marcella. What states have you visited?♥
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That's so cool you have a friend named Marcella....I've been to almost all of the US states, we travel A LOT! :o)
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That's AWESOME! And yea I travel A LOT to but usually to diffrent countries and continets but yea I get it. I have a friend who does dance and she travels too. How often do you travel?
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You are such an AMAZING DG, and I absolutely loved your diary!!!!! I really live your pictures--you look like a professional!! <3 Congrats on being a DG, you totally deserved it!! NEVADA DGS ROCK!!!!! <3:-)
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Congrats! I LOVE your haiku! You are so talneted! YOU ARE AMZING AMAZING AMAING poet and you will be an AMZING author when you grow up! Congrats! So much! You are SO good congrats!♥ I am your number 1 fan when you publish your first book I'll be the first in line for you to sign in! Congrats!♥
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That is so, superbly, fabulously, kind of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have no idea how much that comment means to me!! That made me cry! Like literally! You are so very talented in SO many different ways that I could not say them all! I think you are one of the best, inspirational poet ever and so that's surely one of your awesome talents! (Of course, like I said, there are soooooooo many more talents you have:)) I really hope I can meet you in person, whether it's 2 months later, 2 years later or 20 years later, I really want to say thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you with all my heart in person--but that is a one in a million chance so I will say it right now! I really wish I could be an author, and so thanks for always being here with me, inspiring me to follow my dreams and to be the best I can be! You shine like a star, Yasmine! You also have amazing talents(like I said before) so don't be afraid to show it off! I'll always be there. :)=);)<3
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Your welcome! I'm so glad to make you feel better because you totally are amazing and it is SO TRUE! You are just so awesome and I just mean EVERYTHING I said! You are just AMAZING! Thank you SO MUCH! You are amazing Sachie! Thank you!♥
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OMG Puppy and Nature.....that TOTALLY made my day (blushing)....seriously, thank you SO much and I know you must be amazing in real life. I appreciate you taking time to say hello, you have no idea how fun it is to see your comments!!! :o)
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Aww, that's sooo sweet of you to say! Your comment totally made my day! I would love to be friends with you of that's okay! :)
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When there is something you believe in,you will never hit rock bottom.
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You are so pretty. I have a friend who Irish Dances.
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Thank you naturegirl567.....you should totally try Irish dance with your friend sometime it is SO much fun. I really appreciate the compliment and you saying hi!!! :o)
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I used to Irish Dance but I had to stop because I had too much on my plate. I think it was supposed to help my skating.
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you are so pretty!! and i love your profile shirt!! :-) and when i think of nevada, i picture mountains and pretty stuff :) if you have an account, want to be cyber friends? ~Cisy~
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Hi Country girl!!! You're right about Nevada and thanks for the compliment....you sound SO nice! I appreciate you!!!!! :o)
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your one of my favorite Discovery girls on the issue! :) :) :) :) ~Cisy~
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You are so incredibly amazing and beautifully unique in your own way!!! I absolutely LOVE your web dairy; it's one of the best ones yet!!!!! You would be an awesomely terrific friend to have and meet someday!!! GO MARCELLA AND ALL NEVADA DGs!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):)<3:)=)=)=)=)=)
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You are such the best cyber BFF EVER!!! And I really miss talking to u! You always write the most amazing comments ever!!
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Wow, thank you so incredibly much!!!!!!! I don't even know what to say! You totally made my day to a amazing one and put a smile on my face when I was feeling down! Thanks for always writing amazing comments, being the kind of bff that is so super awesome and sweet and tons more that I can't even put it into words!!! Thank you for always being there for me!!! Love ya, Katie!!!! You rock forever and ever!!!!! You totally deserve to get into DG just like Marcella, even though you're 13, you're still the best ever!!!!!!:):):):):)<3:):):)=):):)
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Omg!!!! Thank you soooo much!!! I mean, I'm so speechless!! U always make my day sooo much better Moriah!!! Being your cyber BFF means sooo much to me!! You totally should be on DG!!! I would be your number one fan if you were a DG!!! Luv u!!!
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THANK YOU MILLIONS!!!!!!!:):):):)<3:):):):) I mean, wow, you left me speechless beyond even what I can describe!!! You make my day brighten brighter then anyone else can all the time!! You're amazing, awesomely fantastic, and so much more!!! If you were a DG( which I just know you would have been if you weren't 13), I would be YOUR number 1 fan and cheer you on and tell everyone about how amazing you are!! It means the world to me to have even met you, and anyone that knows you in person is extremely lucky!!! You're the best cyber bff ever!!!!!!!!:):):):)<3 :):):):) BTW, you would be a super awesome DG, and tons of people would love you, just like I love all my DG web friends and the DGs, like Marcella!!!:):):):)<3:)=)=)
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Omg, for the very first time, I'm so speecless!! I mean I don't know what to say!!! Your comment felt like I'm going to happy cry!:') Thank you Moriah for everything!!! Your the greatest cyber BFF EVER!! You write one of the most amazing, greatest, and best comments ever!!!
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Hi D.S.......WOW, you made my day! I love that you read my web diary and thank you SO much for taking the time to say hi!!! You are super!!! :o)
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Oh my goodness, I mean, I can't even believe I'm even talking to you!!!! :):):) You're like, one of my favoritest DGs EVER!! You really have a million star, beautiful personality that really shines!! You are so incredibly nice, awesome, amazing, fantastic, and millions more!!!!! YOU ROCK FOREVER!!! BTW, it would be one of my biggest dreams come true ever to be friends with you an meet you someday!! I look up to you a ton!!! You inspire me all the time, and I love your beautiful smile and beautifully terrific self!!!!:)<3 YOU'RE THE BEST BEST BEST EVER!!!!:):):):):)<3:):):):)

marcella, you are so pretty, and I loved your web diary! i can tell you are a talented writer, and will be very good at it when you grow up. it's so amazing that you do irish dancing and have been in the miss america pageant! congrats again! -helena (from WA issue)
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Congrats on the haiku! You are so talented! I LOVE it! Omg congrats congrats! You are famous girl! Lol!You're an amazing poet! Congrats congrats!♥
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wow thank you so much AGAIN! you always compliment me and i don't know how to reply! but i don't think the haiku's going to make me famous though. lol :)
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I meant it figurtively! Lol! You're really nice and that's okay because I really do LOVE your haiku! It's really amazing!♥
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haha i can be a little dense sometimes. (: haha thanks again!
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Thats ok! Same happens to me! lol♥

Hi Harrypotterfan87.....I can tell we'd be friends because really I love Harry Potter more than anything!!! Thank you SO much for your very very very nice post!!!! :o)
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hi marcella! soo cool that you love harry potter too!! who's your favorite character? you're so very welcome!! can't wait to get to know you even more :):) -helena
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Hi Marcella!!! You are a awesome DG and so inspiring!!! You are so AWESOME!!!!!!!:-)<3<3<3;-)
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OMG Haven, you are SO sweet!!!!! :o) Thank you!!
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hey marcella! you seem really nice and i can tell that you have great qualities in you.. :) U go girl!
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Hi hunger games_rocks....takes someone nice to recognize someone nice....you're great too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)
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Marcella you are a really awesome DG!!! Congrats!!! And great job with the DG web diary!=)
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Thank you Animal lover 13.....you are pretty awesome too and I love that you commented!! :o)
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