Photo: Fred Lopez
Age: 18 // senior at leesburg high school
- Daughter of Ray and Sheila Zuk.
- Runs makeup business, Looks by Zuk, on Instagram, and also does photography,
- including maternity photo shoots.
- Crowned Miss Leesburg in 2015.
- Maintains 4.3 grade point average.
My favorite subject: Spanish with Ms. QB. She always is so lively in the mornings; she makes sure learning another language is easy and fun.
What I enjoyed most during my reign as Miss Leesburg: Getting the chance to be actively involved in my community and volunteer. The Miss Leesburg program gave me the leadership role of a lifetime.
Best advice I’ve ever been given: “Just do it,” by my friend Kat. You can’t let your fears hold you back. You have to just do it and know that there’s a chance you might fail, but you have to get back up and try again.
Favorite food: Buffalo wings from Ramshackles. I eat them at least once a week.
Something most people don’t know about me: I am super big into art. I love to paint and draw constantly, whether I’m in class, drawing things across my notes, or even painting pictures across my friends’ backs. I love using art to just breathe and to be free.
Pet peeve: Hearing people eat and drink, and working in a restaurant, I get no break from that.
If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead, it would be: Julianne Hough. She has been a huge role model in the dance world for me after I grew up dancing for 13 years. Overall, she’s a great role model to look up to, and I would love to be able to meet her.
Personal philosophy: I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and something that upset you today won’t matter tomorrow. I’m also a believer in pursuing your dreams to the fullest extent, no matter the opinions of others.
My inspiration in life: My mom. We butt heads constantly, but she will always be someone I can look up to as a role model. If I’m at least half of the amazing woman, mom, and friend that she is, I’ll know that I did something right.
Future goals: Graduate high school and attend college. I want to make a difference, whether it’s through the medical field or cosmetology field.
Favorite quote: “Though the mountains may crumble, you will not”—Isaiah 54:10.