Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Miss America Journey - Day 7

Today I had my interview with three former Miss Americas for the Quality of Life interview; all of them were stunningly beautiful and even more so in person. I wish it had been longer than only 8 minutes, but I will definitely cherish that memory forever. I had the opportunity to share about all the work I have done with my Night of Inspiration concerts, the stories of people who have been recognized, my website, and so much more. To even be a finalist for the Quality of Life Award among this elite group is such an honor.

Tonight I competed in onstage question, which presents a really different night. While all of the other contestants are busy changing into swimsuits, evening gowns, and prepping for talent, the contestants in our group basically had the opportunity to “relax” backstage in the tent…except our minds are busy thinking of all the questions they could possibly ask. I felt good about my response being able to have a comfortable conversation with the host, Reggie. Now, I have tomorrow to look forward to when I will get to strut my stuff in swimsuit and evening gown!

Speaking of tomorrow night, we are now 7 days into the journey and half way through the competition. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, made a statement tonight that was right on point, “the person who wins is the last person standing (literally).” This is an incredible journey…absolutely positively one of the most riveting experiences of my life and I’m sure my fellow competitors feel the same. Nonetheless, we would all be lying if we said it wasn’t also one of the greatest physical, mental, and emotional challenges of our lives just as Kirsten suggested. I feel so blessed for all of the prayers and support I have received to help me be as strong as possible allowing me to continually do my best. Keep the prayers coming…I know it is what I will need to sustain me in the final days of this journey!

God Bless,

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Kathryn! I watched last nights prelim (Wed.) on youtube (Thank GOD for internet) and you did a great job answering your on stage question! Great job bringing a personal connection you made :)

    I'm so proud of you! I look forward to my mom's texts (during the pageant) with updates, and watching youtube the next day!

    I can't wait for Sat - GO KATHRYN!!!