We are the ones out there competing, and yet we read articles and listen to people making accusations about Jamaica, and there's nobody there to take a microphone, be a big person and say, 'What you're saying is wrong, and it's a lie.'
When I came here in 2008, nobody knew who I was. I didn't know who I was. I was just enjoying the moment and I won. So, now, coming back being the person I am with all the accomplishments, it kind of puts things in perspective.
I grew up in poverty and my mother had to sacrifice a lot for us to eat and get an education - just imagine in a house where we were more than six children! But hard work and dedication is what it took for me to be here today.