Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Miss America Journey: Day Two

Hello Everyone!

This morning could not have started any better…in honor of the 90th anniversary of Miss America (and Elvis’s birthday) IHOP came to our hotel so we could flip pancakes AND enjoy a wonderful breakfast featuring a 90th anniversary pancake cake! This event also presented the opportunity for us to meet a 12 year old girl and 17 year old boy from a CMN hospital here in Nevada reminding us about the greatness of this organization as it supports the Children’s Miracle Network.

While I wasn’t very good at flipping pancakes at first, I must say I did quite well if I do say so myself…once I got the hang of it! After a big breakfast full of carbs and sugar (gotta love it!), we were off to a busy day of rehearsals.

Can I just say the opening number is going to be so sweet?! It is by far the most difficult dance I have ever had to do! I don’t want to spoil it by revealing the song, but I will say it is upbeat, a ton of fun, and makes you want to dance! I just hope I can learn it in time to not make a fool of myself on national television!! We also learned our walking patterns for evening gown and swimsuit from some amazing choreographers. They have a fun spirit so it has been awesome to work with them.
In the middle of rehearsals, half of the contestants (including me) were pulled to shoot short video clips for America to see if we make the top 15. We were also interviewed by Artistry by Amway who is underwriting all of the scholarships for this year’s Miss America contestants!

After a fun but exhausting day of rehearsals, we got to wind down and enjoy the Barry Manilow show…wow, can he sing! It was such an enjoyable night; I just wished my parents had been there to watch because I know they really would have enjoyed him!

On a more personal note, can I just say I love the beds here in Planet Hollywood?! :) They are so comfortable, big and inviting! Looking forward to sharing my day with you tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy you are having such a memorable time, Kathryn! We are cheering you on here in MN! Also, I'm happy the beds are warm and inviting :) It will give you a good nights rest and help you feel refreshed in the morning :) Sweet Dreams :)