She was homeless one month after she won Miss Colorado USA.

Blair Griffith won the title in October 2010 and was on her way to making her dreams come true. But just like that, her mom suffered a heart attack and all their savings went into her surgery. They were quickly evicted from their home and now stay with a family friend. 

"I hope that people will see this and realize, 'Wow, she is a real person,' or 'Hey, I didn't think there was someone out there going through something similar as me," she says. 

If anything, this motivates her more to try out Miss USA in June. Best of luck!