Friday, January 14, 2011

My Miss America Journey - Day 8

Tonight was so much fun; the audience was much larger so the energy was pretty incredible! Competing in swimsuit and evening gown was a blast!!! I just love my evening gown; it definitely makes me feel like Miss America! :)

I am part of the Alpha group, which I must say is so talented, fit, and beautiful--inside and out. We spend a lot of time with our group members so it’s great that we all get a long so well! We are already talking about our reunions! :) Honestly, no matter what happens with this whole experience I will be leaving with some great friends…plus, now I can say I know someone in every state!

Rehearsals have begun for Saturday's show on ABC and it’s going to be great! Before tonight’s competition we went on Planet Hollywood’s roof to film the opening part of the show. I wish I could have had my camera to show you the view. It was the most incredible view, but so windy and cold in our fun opening number dresses!

Now tomorrow is going to be a great day for blogging! We are doing the "Show Us Your Shoes" DSW shoe parade at noon and a CMN fundraising gala in the evening. Plus, the press conference for the Quality of Life award is tomorrow…any one of the 8 finalists would be worthy of this award. It has been so wonderful to share the platform work we have done with one another; I love being around such driven, intelligent, and passionate women who make a difference in the lives of others and will continue to do so when this year is over.

It really is hard to believe that I only have two days left here. It feels like I have been here for weeks, yet at the same time it has flown by. The days are so busy that we joke, "did we do that yesterday or today!?" The days start to mesh together so it's nice to write down some of the events we are doing and share them with you!

I have to say I have the BEST cheering crowd at Miss America… and incredible support from those who can't be here as well; I feel you all in spirit! And I just LOVE the visitation time; it is one of my favorite times of the night. After the craziness of competing, being around those who love me and support me unconditionally is such a wonderful feeling!

Someone pinch me please.

Love you all!

1 comment:

  1. Kathryn - You are such an inspiration to so many people. I ABSOLUTELY love your evening gown. Best of luck tomorrow night. YOU CAN DO IT!!