Name: Amber Barto
Title: Miss Arizona Outstanding Teen
City you live in: Ahwatukee/ Phoenix
Describe a typical day in your life: School 7:30-3, Cheer 3-5, (M,T,W), Workout off days, Dance 6-9 Homework in between, and I work my community service into the off days of cheer and dance.
I was born in Los Gatos, California but moved to Arizona when I was 5
My favorite things about Arizona are the people and the community spirit
I’m listening to everything! I have a very eclectic taste in music. Dance/choreography requires you to explore all types of music. Although, a favorite of mine right now is Sam Smith.
My family is my strongest support group. I have a 12 year old brother who is super active in sports and dance. In addition to my mother and father always getting me where I need to be my mother’s parents live with us too and take care of us.
If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Steve Jobs.
One thing I cannot live without Dr.pepper…and socks.
When I was younger, I wanted to be Miss America.
I’m inspired by seeing people succeed and fulfilling goals.
The one person who motivates me is my mentor Denise Swartzmen.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be getting rid of cancer and other fatal diseases.
The perfect day would be hanging out with friends, mentoring and working with some kids, then getting a massage, having spaghetti for dinner, then going to a Broadway show and wrapping up with friends and chocolate cake afterwards.
My first job was choreographing an 8 year old’s solo.
My favorite escape is TV because it gives me an alternate universe to escape into for a little bit, and allows me to experience different events.
My life is crazy but I like it that way. I love doing everything I can to make myself and others succeed.
I’m currently working on furthering my platform and capturing the title of Miss America’s outstanding teen.
Never give up.
Favorite Quote, “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins” – Vince Lombardi as I believe we should always pursue our dreams.
Biggest Dream is to become Miss America.
My Pet Peeve(s) is when people take amazing things for granted.