Hey! My name’s Hilary (insert your own political joke here). I’m a burn survivor turned Miss Nevada, a graduate school reject turned nationally-published journalist, and have survived many tragic losses. Now, I make sure I’m maximizing how much I live while I can. Because of my experiences, I believe in embracing adversity, seeking everyday adventures, and finding the humor in all situations. 

My many failures have led me to be accomplished in journalism, on-camera hosting, and speaking. I’ve contributed hundreds of articles to national outlets including USA Today and Huffington Post. I’ve been featured on Extra! Entertainment Television and worked for E! News. You can now find me hosting in-room entertainment for Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, and see me in a co-starring role on the final season of Nashville. I also travel and speak to Universities and corporations on numerous different topics.

I’ve recently taken on a brand new venture: a podcast series called The Iceberg Effect. Each episode will focus on getting beneath the surface of success and having authentic dialogue with high-profile achievers, including former NFL players and celebrity chefs. In my spare time, you can either find me mentoring Miss USA contestants or cuddling lion cubs (What… those aren’t your hobbies?)

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