While I’m still eating leftover Christmas cookies and sitting on my couch binge-watching New Girl, Cloie Luo is off traveling the world looking perfect. Literally.
The Miss COED 2017 semifinalist grew up in Houston, Texas, goes to school in Louisiana, and recently traveled to California, Mexico, Belize and Honduras. In between sipping on coconuts laying on the beach, Cloie went ziplining through the Honduras jungle rocking her Miss COED tank and looking flawless AF:
I mean, really?!?! This is all the inspiration I need to lay off those Christmas cookies.
Get to know more about Cloie below – FYI, she’s super smart – and be sure to check back daily as we get to know each of our semifinalists a bit better.
Cliché, but where do you see yourself in five years? Ready, set, go!
In five years I will be 23, which means (hopefully) I will be in NYU law school or getting my Master’s in Finance and Economics! As much as I love University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I would love to have more adventures in new places and new cities. I have lived in the South my whole life and I have always craved adventure, so where better to start than New York City?
What’s your biggest accomplishment thus far?
My biggest accomplishment this far is definitely my high school senior yearbook. Being the Senior Editor of my staff, I put my heart and soul in the book. Towards the end, we submitted our book to so many contests and it came back with so many awards! Knowing I did something in high school that people can look back on 20 years from now is an amazing feeling. Knowing I helped people remember their high school memories and events is so heartwarming, and I could not have asked for a better accomplishment.
Give your BFF a shoutout! What’s his/her name and how long have you been besties?
My best friend in the whole world is Allissa and we have been best friends since we were just 11-years-old. She has been through everything with me – through our weird punky middle school days to getting our hearts broken by mean boys in high school. Even though we now currently live six hours away from each other and I don’t get to see her as much as I want to, nothing has changed between us and she is still my best friend. We have both grown up so much. I am currently working hard to graduate college and get my Master’s while she is training to be a champion wrestler. (She’s awesome isn’t she?)
Name one thing on your bucket list.
My number one thing on my bucket list is when I am super rich and on the Forbes 500 list (a girl can dream right?), I would want to buy my parents the house they have always wanted. My mother spends countless hours a day looking up houses online and even touring some, however none of them are her definition of a perfect house. I want to give my mother and father the dream house they have always wanted; a backyard patio, a beautiful grill set where my dad can cook hamburgers, a pool, and a two story home where it is just like their fairytale. They have done so much for me and it is the least I can do for them.
Aside from being the best daughter in the world, Cloie is also passionate about her sorority’s philanthropies – March of Dimes and Sigma Serves Children. She’s helped raise money so far through chili cook offs, coin drivesand dodgeball tournaments and loves that Tri Sigma does all they can to support these children.
What exactly is the March of Dimes and how does Tri Sigma support the organization?
Every year we have a coin drive, chili cook off, dodgeball tournament, and many others. My favorite thing is the chili cook off because who doesn’t like chili? Our goal is to help as many kids in need as possible!
What’s your favorite part about the March of Dimes?
I love everything that we get to do in order to help kids. With so many things happening in every person’s lives and all the hectic-ness life throws at us, we don’t really get to hear about the suffering of others, especially innocent kids. The March of Dimes really focuses on helping premature babies and doing everything in our power that we can. Child’s play therapy is also amazing since we get to watch and provide the kids to feel like normal kid even if it is just for a little while.
What is Sigma Serves Children?
Sigma Serves Children is our main philanthropy and there are three categories in which we serve: March of Dimes serving premature babies, child’s play therapy (therapeutic play in hospitals), and our local philanthropy which is the DREAMS foundation; helping the special needs kids in our area. Tri Sigma really tries to do all we can to help children which is absolutely heartwarming.
How have you personally served either or both of these organizations?
I participated in the chili cook off which was so incredibly fun. Everyone either sends in a donation or comes up with a team and we all get out there really early and cook the chili. I was paired up with my big sister and her family this year, and we all worked non stop trying to prepare everything; however it was so worth it knowing the money was going towards something I’m so passionate about. There are also raffle tickets available for purchase, and they gave away so many cool prizes too! I also helped out in our coin drive, which is just a bunch of my sisters and I doing silly stuff trying to get people’s attention to donate coins to March of Dimes. I also plan on doing the dodgeball tournament, but that happens later on in the year. Tri Sigma tries very hard to do everything possible for children and I love that!
Tell us anything else you’d like me or our readers to know about March of Dimes or Sigma Serves Children!
March of Dimes was originally dedicated to polio but since they have found a cure, it is now dedicated to premature babies. It’s so amazing because Tri Sigma actually tries to help to completely cure this.