Oceana Porter is a 24 year old graduate student with a love for God, learning, modeling, dancing and teaching the world. Oceana currently is living her dream with an amazing job as a leadership and dance teacher with the BELL Program at a Queens Public School. She is able to combine her love of educating the youth to lead with her first love, dance. Nevertheless she is continuously working on her dream as a model, entrepreneur and dancer with much success. She has walked multiple runways but, the proudest and scariest moment of her life came this year, 2014 as a state finalist for the Miss New York USA pageant. Not only was this the opportunity to interact with some of the greatest women New York State had to offer, but she was able to lead prayer and encourage the other contestants along the way. Oceana is currently working on her accessories line, Master’s in Public Relations, and other business endeavors. However, none of the above would be possible if she hadn’t had a strong foundation in her community, her family, and her religion. Oceana is Purposefully Pretty because she understands that to whom much is given, much is expected. There is no greater reward than being able to help and inspire others, while they do the same for you. When you are blessed with so much, giving to others comes second nature and provides you with the strength to move forward. No matter how hard the road, nothing is impossible, and always be the best you that you can be!