What motivated you to compete to start with? What kept you motivated leading up to competition? KC: I always wanted to compete, but it always seemed so unattainable, especially when you see a lot of these larger-than-life competitors who have been doing this for years. For me, it was definitely a personal challenge to get out of my comfort zone, with the public speaking and presentation aspect of it probably giving me the most trouble. Part of it was also not wanting to let anyone that had invested in me down, and doing work that I could be happy putting my stamp on and saying that I gave it my best effort.
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