Monday, October 12, 2009
Such an exciting night! Thank you so much to my family for supporting me through all of the hard work and busy summer of preparing for this moment. I could not have gotten through it without them. To my sponsors: Thank you, thank you, thank you! The most important thing that I have learned from this experience is that when you give back to your community, are kind to others and work hard...good things will come your way and people will help you in return. I truly believe that...and this experience has proven it. When I needed support, I didn't have to look very far to find it. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
Congratulations to our new Mrs. America, Andrea Robertson!
Each delegate was asked to bring 2 gifts to VIP people in the pageant. This year the gifts went to Mr.Brian Johnson, GM of the resort and Mr. Jonathan Walker, President & CEO, Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau. I gave Mr. Johnson an autographed banner from ESPN. It was really great, had a ton of professional athletes and news anchors signatures on it! I gave Mr. Walker a weekend ski package to Mohawk Mountain in CT. I have to admit..it was hard to give both of those gifts away!
Here are a few photos with David Marmel and Diane Tucker (former Mrs. World).
Tonight was the only night that we were allowed to have our family attend an event with us. I was so happy to have my sister Mary and husband Keith with me. We had a great time at the Tuscon Jazz Fest! Great wine, music and most importantly...time with family!!!!
Interview Competition Begins and then a day to relax at the pool with family..finally!
Thrilled after the interview was over because I did great! I expected the interview questions to be a little more advanced...somewhat disappointed that the questions were so simple! But, at the end of the day, just happy to be there and have done my best! GO CT!
We had the privledge of meeting Florence Henderson. She co-hosted the pageant with Alan Thick. She was kind enough to come to one of our rehearsals and meet us.
We also had a fun golf shoot that day at the resort. I am not an expert on golf, but my husband said that it was one of the best golf courses in the country. Oh..and yes, I wore heels. :)
EARLY MORNING SWIMSUIT.
51 MRS. AMERICA Delegates up early for a sunrise swimsuit shoot at the LOEWS Ventana Canyon Resort. Swimwear by CAROL WIOR.
We had to get up VERY early to make it outside before the sun came up over the mountains...which was easy for me because I still was not adjusted to the time changes:)