Talent Presentation at the Miss America Pageant

Monday, August 17, 2009

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, FL

Sunday August 16th 6:05pm

Hello y'all! I feel as if I have picked up an accent from my roommates and a few of the Miss America contestants that I have spent time with this week! What a great five days!

We got the chance to visit Universal Studios, attend all prelims and the final night of competition for Miss America's Outstanding Teen, as well as bond with the other contestants who will be competing in Las Vegas in January for the title of Miss America 2010.  I was lucky enough to room with Miss New Jersey (Ashley), Miss Massachusetts (Amanda) and Miss Kentucky (Mallory).  We had an absolute blast!  And, with four girls sharing one room there was no shortage of dresses, heels, crowns, hair products and fake eyelashes... we had stuff everywhere!!

Monica was incredible this week and was the winner of a prelim talent and prelim evening wear award.  She was also in the top ten and top five and went home as the fourth runner up!  I could not have been more proud to represent California this week.  And to be honest (and a little bit selfish) I am very happy that little Monica is still California's Outstanding Teen for the rest of the year!

In case you hadn't heard, there will be no reality show this year... but, there will be a one hour special on Friday January 29th on TLC (the night before finals).  After this one hour media special, America will have the chance to vote 4 girls into the top 15 for the final night of competition... more details coming later!

I had a great time hanging out with Bob and Mary this week too... I really am so proud and so humbled to represent California.

Here a few pictures from this week...

Miss Michigan (Nicole) and I before our meeting on Saturday
A few of the girls before dinner at Maggianos
Before our meet & greet with Miss America, Katie Stam (this was taken at 7am!)
With Bob, after Wednesday night preliminaries 

With Monica after the first night of prelims
With Miss Oregon (CC) who was very excited to see flamingoes! 
Me and Miss Minnesota getting eaten by Jaws!
With Bob and Mary after finals
Me with Katie Stam, Miss America 2009
Miss New Jersey, Miss Massachusetts, Miss Michigan, me and Miss Kentucky

Before the autograph party

My quote for this week:
"Always act like your wearing an invisible crown"
- Unknown

Miss America countdown: 156 days