After winning the title of Miss Michigan Teen USA 2020, Aneesa Sheikh released her debut single, “Bad Thing” in January of 2020. After two months her music video has reached over 35 thousand views on YouTube, not bad for a newcomer. Currently, Aneesa is writing songs for her upcoming EP.
Here’s 5 fast facts about Aneesa!
Her first formal performance sticks out to her.
Every one of my experiences has been memorable for different reasons. I’d have to say my very first live radio show at “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour” when I was fourteen would have to be the most memorable [showbiz moment] because it was the first time I sang original songs live and had a formal audience.
She has a good viewpoint on making mistakes.
Haha, I am goofy and I mess-up a lot, but I am human and a teenage girl. So, I wouldn’t want to change that about me. Any mess up or “goof” I’ve made is apart of my path. I don’t regret anything and I wouldn’t go back and do something over again. Everyone needs to make mistakes to grow, otherwise, we would just keep doing the same thing over again and not learn, which is the definition of insanity.
She has her own way to deal with social media pressure.
I definitely feel social media is the biggest negative pressure for teenagers these days. The amount of time we spend on it consumes us. We find ourselves comparing who we are too unrealistic standards made normal on social media that is not a reflection of society. Sometimes I find myself comparing who I am to others on social media and I have had to learn to “flip the switch.”
What I mean by this, is to block out others and tell myself “I am my own person, I have my own goals and I need to not spend valuable time comparing myself to other people and work on achieving my goals and becoming the best version of myself.” Typically when I vocally say this phrase I go on about my day and focus on myself again. I guess my advice would be to stay present and in tune with your thoughts and realize when you stray away from who you are.
There’s more to her than meets the eye.
There are three things I’d say most people are surprised to find out about me.
One: my father is Pakistani and my mother is English/Irish.
Two: I am the captain of my high school varsity Forensics Team and in the extemporaneous speech category state team, which is shocking to most people because there is a common misconception that beauty and brains don’t go together.
Three: I am a three-time state champion and silver medalist in Figure Skating at the senior level and the captain of my high school’s figure skating team.
She’s recently overcome a serious chip addiction.
I have a sweet tooth, but I’d have to say if it isn’t ice cream, I love chips. I use to eat 10 bags of chips a day, thankfully I recently got out of that habit.