Q&A with Nayeli Glaude


Photo by Payton Dean.

Q: You were honored earlier this semester as Homecoming royalty. What did you do for your campaign?
A: I made graphics and posted them on Insta and Snapchat, and then I got people to repost them so they could spread the word to vote for me.

Q: How did you feel when you won?
A: I was really excited because I didn’t really know who was going to win. I think it was between all of us, really, so I was surprised but really happy. 

Q: Why did you want to become Homecoming princess?
A: At first I didn’t really want to … but it was just fun to run and have this whole support system.

Q: How did competitors react?
A: I mean, I think they were pretty happy for me, like we talked about it before and how it wouldn’t affect our friendship or anything, so we all were pretty excited. It was just a good experience.

Q: Did you think you were going to get nominated? Why or why not?
A: For the start of Homecoming, when they announced the first nominations, I didn’t really know. I wasn’t really here for that. So when I was first nominated I was surprised but I thought it was a 50/50 chance of me winning.

Q: You were featured in the rally and again at the parade before the varsity football game for Homecoming leading up to the actual Homecoming dance that weekend. Where did you get your dresses from?
A: My first dress is from a boutique online, from 12th Tribe, and then my last two dresses were from Windsor.

Q: Did you get to keep your crown and sash?
A: I did get to keep my crown and sash, which I was really happy about.

Q: What was the most exciting thing about being a Homecoming princess?
A: It was pretty exciting; everyone was pretty happy for me, and the cheering felt really good, just my class cheering me on. But the float was also really fun.

Q: Were there any negatives?
A: I think just knowing that one of us would win, so knowing the other two wouldn’t [was hard]. I think that if I wouldn’t have won I would definitely feel bad, so it was just that idea of going against friends and stuff.

Q: How did you feel about being a part of the parade?
A: It was different since it was my first Homecoming parade, but it was a good experience. 

Q: Is there anything else you want the readers to know?
A: Thank you for voting for me and [I want to give a] shoutout to my competitors.