“Beauty queen of only eighteen, she had some trouble with herself. He was always there to help her, she always belonged to someone else. - Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved
Mature theme warning: Drug and alcohol abuse.
Prim and proper, Alaska was the prettiest girl in her whole town—no thanks to her mother. As soon as Alaska’s mother saw her big green eyes and freckled face she placed Alaska into kiddie beauty pageants. Throughout Alaska’s life her mother forced her to be flawless. Back straight, makeup perfect, attitude sweet as candy and polite as a Princess. Everything in her life was scheduled by her mother, every word out of her mouth was rehearsed with her mother, and every decision she wanted to make, her mother made for her. Alaska’s mother was living her life out of Alaska and the teenager let it happen. As soon as Alaska turned sixteen Alaska’s mother was forcing her to start a modeling career and at that point in Alaska’s life she was getting drained of everything in her—like she wasn’t even living anymore. She was her mother’s doll. All that changed during one photo shoot for a magazine; Alaska took a restroom break and caught a fellow model—one who was always too… wacky—snorting a line of methamphetamine. Embarrassed, Alaska walked out of the restroom, but something in her changed, a sort of rebellion rose in her—or maybe it was the real Alaska, not her doll self—and she walked back in.