Name: Megan Alana Mercier
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Education: Public with two years of kindergarten. Graduated from Columbia College Chicago.
Platform Issue: CTA’s closing of the #11 Lincoln Bus Route
Talent: Job Juggling
Career Ambition: writer / actor / director / producer in television & film and also just a regular writer.
Local Competition Sponsor: locked in a bidding war between Taste of Lebanon and Alamo Shoes.
The Miss Neo Pageant Personal Interview
Q: How do you measure success?
With a centigrade thermometer connected to a rubber band to a revolving door.
Q: When is the last time you failed? How did you handle it?
The other day I wrote a newsletter for work and I listed an event with the wrong date. It’s supposed to be May 28th and I’d written May 21st. I got an email pointing out the mistake and I apologized. And I corrected it. But the truth is, I don’t check my work well, and I’m aware that’s something I should work on. But I haven’t worked on it as much as I should.
Q: What do you see when you look in the mirror?
A lot of the same things I’ve seen for years and then usually one of two new things.
Q: How are you different from the other contestants?
I am the only contestant not from the midwest.
I am the only contestant with curly hair.
I live alone (with my pet space heater).
Q: Why do you want to win this pageant?
Because it was my idea in the first place.