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Orlando Sentinel Shares Jaclyn Stapp’s Anti-Bullying Message

“Umatilla beauty queen’s mission: stop bullying”


UMATILLA — When she was young and attending the same school, Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp told Umatilla Elementary School kids that she was teased by other students about being thin, looking like a boy, having lots of hair and wearing different clothes. Umatilla beauty queen’s mission: stop bullying

“I wanted to be Miss Universe,” Stapp said. “I was teased and taunted for looking different and dressing different. It was hard and sad. I kept it to myself.”

Stapp, who grew up to win numerous beauty pageants, said in recent years she had noticed more news reports about bullying incidents. That was a reason she wrote “Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen,” which has an anti-bullying message.

“Right now the bullying issue is so near and dear in my heart,” said Stapp, who has school-aged kids. “Things that go on in schools today really hit me hard. I wanted to help make a difference.”


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Jaclyn Stapp is an actress, beauty queen, philanthropist, model, and now children’s book author. Married to Grammy winner Scott Stapp, the pair has three children together. Recently, Jaclyn penned a children’s book titled, Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen, based on her own experiences in childhood of growing up and feeling different. With an inspiring message for children, Jaclyn hopes the book teaches children to take pride in who they are and where they come from.


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