The reigning Miss Texas 2019, Chandler Foreman, is everyone’s cool girl ideal. The fact that she represents the Lone Star State is even better. Here, she catches up with her former Miss Texas Judge Lance Avery Morgan so that we can learn more about this dynamic young lady.

My style icons are… Zendaya, Beyonce, Janelle Monae (sometimes), and Yara Shahidi.

I love being Miss Texas America because…This crown helps me fulfill my purpose of inspiring our future leaders. Encouraging youth is what I love, and having the opportunity to impact or enlighten someone is my ultimate joy.

My perfect day would begin by…Waking up on a yacht, having a traditional breakfast (with grits), and a small yogurt parfait, with Moonchild playing in the background.

I made my first dollar by…Losing a tooth and that was paid in quarters, and after that my very first

job was working at La Madeleine.

The last thing I binge/marathon watched wasGood Girls.

A book that left a lasting impression on me had to be…Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality. I recite at least four of his quotes daily. His passing and legacy have heavily impacted my motives.

On my bucket list to do soon is…Travel internationally for the first time. I’ve always wanted to visit Rome, the romantic city, because I’m obsessed with its amazing architecture and history.

What woman should try in her lifetime is to…Be a titleholder. The average girl never considers competing because they imagine a beauty queen and believe there are specific beauty standards. However, it goes beyond physical appearance, and is more about your heart and ambitions. The personal benefits and professional development gained through competing can directly affect your future success.

Something nice I did for myself recently, because, hey, why not is…Yoga. After I experienced a tragedy, I became stagnant. I woke up one morning and decided, “I want peace and do not like being in this mental space.” Twenty minutes later, it’s Namaste.

The beauty essential you’d have to pry out of my cold, dead hands is…Any moisturizer.