Hi! My name is Emma Hughes, and I am 20 years old. I have struggled with anxiety and depression since the 5th grade. But since, I have found positive outlets to help me overcome the anxiety and depression which include: talking to my therapist, art, and participating in pageants. Pageantry has especially made a huge impact on my life. It’s helped me conquer my fear of public speaking and meeting new people. I am modeling in Off the Mask 2020 to show that mental illness doesn’t have to keep you down and that you can go out there on a stage and not be afraid to share your story.