41st place

Group Six

Mariana Obrien

I’m am 21 and a native New Yorker. I currently reside in Glasgow for school. I love animals and watching RuPaul Drag race.

Why would you like to win?

I would like to win because all my life I have struggled with my body. Most of it came from lack of representation. I hope I can be that for someone else and give them confidences.

What would you do with the money if you win?

With the money I would open a studio where I would photograph animals from shelters who need homes. Typically the websites depict the animals in an unpleasant way. I hope my pictures will make them look lovable and worth adopting.