"It's been crazy. I've been almost too busy to breath this week," said Tiffany Greenstreet, a 17-year-old senior at Izard County Consolidated High School.
Greenstreet has every right to feel a bit overwhelmed.
On Oct. 28 she was crowned 2007 Miss Arkansas Teen USA.
"Tiffany is everything you look for in a teen. She is beautiful and has a great deal of youthful spirit and energy. I think she will do a great job representing the state of Arkansas," said the pageant's executive director, Rhonda Gilliam.
Greenstreet has found much success with pageants, despite the short amount of time she has dedicated to them.
About this time last year she entered and won the ICC Christmas Pageant. The fact that she won with her on-the-whim decision to compete sparked her interest.
From there Greenstreet entered and won four more pageants, including the Miss Arkansas Teen USA title. Greenstreet's other crowns were Sidney's 2006 Miss St. Patrick, Calico Rock's 2006 Homecoming Queen and Newark's 2006 Miss Tots and Teens.
Though none of these were required to compete as a preliminary for the Miss Arkansas Teen USA Pageant, they did help Greenstreet pass through the rigorous application process.
Pageants are not her first experiences in front of a crowd, Greenstreet said. She said that she has been involved with and successful in horse shows since she was 5 years old.
She said she has won some local titles in horse shows but her biggest wins were the Arkansas Show of Champions and the Queens Class.
"You wouldn't think so, but the horse shows have really helped to prepare me for pageants," Greenstreet said. "The (horse) shows taught me how to smile and be poised in front of a crowd and judges."
Greenstreet loves the pageant spotlight, but her main goal is to earn scholarship money.
"I want to go to Lyon College and then earn a degree in law from the University of Arkansas," she said. "And then eventually, many years from now, I want to win a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives."
Greenstreet said she realizes she has an ambitious goal but she wants to always stay busy.
She is involved in numerous school clubs, including being the president of Key Club and the senior class secretary. Greenstreet also studies ballet, jazz and hip hop at the ICC Dance Academy.
Beyond these school responsibilities, Greenstreet must also focus on the responsibilities that came with the Miss Arkansas Teen USA title. She will begin working to raise awareness for the DARE program, the Sparrow Club, the Best Buddies program and MADD, as well as prepare to represent Arkansas in the Miss Teen USA Competition in August 2007.
If Greenstreet likes to stay busy, it looks like that will not be a problem.