“This built up my confidence, a lot of things I never know I could do, I did. The first time I got the script, I was nervous just to hold it, let alone read, but anything you put your mind to and try you can succeed. I feel like I could go all over NC and do the same thing because I gained confidence. . . . It would be a pleasure for me to let people know where I'm coming from. The first time I realized I was going to be in show I was so nervous. . . now I would do it like every weekend — I'd do it for a living if you said you'd do it for America and I don't think I would be nervous again — so anytime you guys ready, I'm ready. This is what opened my eyes and let me see a little more light so I can go around and express myself to people. There's nothing to be ashamed about.”