Why did I compete in a pageant? Mostly to try something completely different. I'm pretty comfortable with the agriculture industry, and I'm getting used to the whole college life, so I thought I could mix up my life a little bit. And mixing it up was defiantly what I did!
A Miss America Organization pageant consists of the following: interview, opening number, fitness, talent, on stage question, and formal gown. I also had to get a photo of a headshot along with come up with a dance solo after two years of retirement. Thanks to a few awesome people, my papers (resume and platform) were completed and the dance was finished. I was ready to compete!
I was told if you can walk on stage in a bikini and heels, you could do anything. I now believe that statement is true, and I feel like I can conquer the world. Throughout the whole night, everyone was supportive and helpful; assisting with hair, make-up, wardrobe, even sharing a few jokes. I was also was once told that confident women do not have to tear others down in order to be confident. Each woman I competed with was not only beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside.
I am very excited to continue competing and look forward to meeting even more awesome "pageant queens" because those women are pretty awesome.