Monday, January 10, 2011

My Miss America Journey - Day 4

I don’t know if it was all of your prayers, my prayers, or a combination of both, but today the opening number went much better for me--whew! I think I almost have it (just in time)! After another long day of rehearsals we are all starting to feel more comfortable with the walking patterns and the dance.

Some of the contestants had their interviews tonight, but prior to the start we were all brought into the theatre (which looks so incredible by the way!) to meet the judges. Seeing them in person took away some of my nerves and reminded me that they are real people! They were so encouraging and had great words of advice even saying, “be real because they will spot the phoneys!” I hate to break it to them, but there are truly none in this group of Miss America contestants. I have never met a more real and beautiful-inside and out- bunch of young women. I do not envy their job in making a selection amongst this fine group, but I do pray they see the real me and appreciate it!

I also have been very blessed to remain healthy outside of just feeling tired. Many of the ladies are getting really sick and I am praying I will miss out on that! Please say some prayers for my fellow competitors…we all know how hard it can be to be at our best when feeling under the weather. Competitors or not, I want each of these ladies to be able to make the most of this once in a lifetime experience.

Tonight was a beautiful night at the Eifel Tower in the Paris Hotel! The view was stunning! See for yourself!

I can’t imagine the view from the real Eiffel Tower. We were up about 500 feet, which is only half of the real Eiffel Tower, 1,063 ft!

Can you believe I am already in my room and it is not even 10pm?! This is the perfect night for me to take advantage of a good night’s rest to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for the days ahead including my interview, which will take place 12 hours from now!! After years worth of preparation, the moment has finally arrived; it's quite surreal! I know God has prepared me for this moment and I will continue to put my full trust in Him knowing His plans for me are nothing short of perfect. Keep sending the prayers!

God Bless,


  1. Kathryn you look amazing, Love the black dress.

    Praying for you this morning and thinking about you today as you interview.

  2. Praying for's time...right now :)

  3. Kathryn you look stunning.
    We are all cheering you on and sending our prayers.
    SHINE ON beautiful lady!