Catherine is mastering the element of water. She was born with the power to control water, but spends more time being controlled by it.
In other news, I wanted to address my recent Disney experience, to kind of clear the air. I got a lot of questions from people asking about what happened/why I didn’t win, so I just wanted to say something briefly about it, and explain the situation.
As some of you might remember, I spent the past couple of weeks rallying people to vote for me in a contest run by the Disney Store. Five finalists were chosen from all of the entries, and people had to vote for their favorite design, and the winner would have their shirt on Disney Store shelves. I did everything in my power, as did my friends and fans, to get votes. I posted it everywhere I could, and had the news spread on Twitter, Youtube, Deviantart, etc…I think everyone worked really hard to help me win. I accumulated thousands of votes during the duration of the contest. After voting officially closed last week, I held first place. In the end, first place was handed to another contestant. Nothing was publicly announced regarding this decision, and it caused a lot of confusion amongst my voters. I was deeply hurt by the shocking new winner announcement. I went from the biggest high to feeling terribly deflated and cheated.
It’s simple, really. We, the contestants, pretty much signed away our rights. Disney had the legal chance to alter any of the votes and announce whoever they wanted as the final winner. They declared some votes “invalid,” and sorted “valid” and “invalid” votes without any notification to us as to what was going on. Legal? Yes. Fair? No. But life isn’t exactly fair.
A lot of you have reached out to me asking if there is something you can do to help change the results and/or the situation. I’d like to discourage you from trying to contact the Disney Store on my behalf. (I know many of you already have.) The results are not going to change. I was initially upset with the situation, but everyone has been extremely supportive and now it’s yesterday’s news. I was surprised to receive so many emails and messages about it. People who I don’t even know, but took the time to vote for me daily, reached out to offer words of wisdom and comfort. I am so grateful for how kind you have been to me through this grueling process.
I thank you all for voting and for working so hard for me. I’m sorry that things turned out the way they did, but there is nothing we can do. I hope you know that your support means the world to me, and that is the main thing that I’ve extracted from the situation. My supporters are amazing, and no one can take that from me.