Thursday, October 7, 2010

6 Weeks To Go!

So I remember around my high school graduation everyone talking about, referencing, or receiving as a gift the Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”  Beyond the cliché, I can honestly say my wildest 18-year-old imagination did not do the last 7 years of my life justice.  Some adventures I've taken thus far: Driving my Explorer Sport around the country; Living in a foreign country; Building a house in a slum in Mexico; Interning in Washington DC; Farming with my dad; um..Maggie's Place anyone?; Cutting an umbilical cord; Running a half marathon; Becoming a Life Coach
Next on my list: Wear a bikini, heels, and Elmer’s spray glue on a stage while being judged on physical fitness.  Otherwise known as the Miss Arizona USA Pageant.  So of course this isn’t the most important part of the pageant (though some may argue)…let’s be serious, it will definitely be the toughest part.  For me anyway, and any other normal human being.  So that’s on the table. 
So for those of you interested in following this exploration and development of self, adventure, and complaints about the lack of sweets in my life…come on board!  I’d love your support, comments, questions, suggestions, and everything in between. 
Q: When is the pageant?
A: November 19-21.  The 20th and 21st will be open to the public in Mesa, AZ.  Stay tuned for more details!

Q: Can I come watch??
A: I would love for you to come!  It will be in Mesa at the Mesa Arts Center.  Ticket information is not yet available…I’ll let you know as soon as I know!  Witty T-shirts will most likely be involved. 

Q: What is your talent?
A: Being Awesome.  (Thanks Joel)  So, there is no talent portion for this competition..

Q: Why isn’t there a talent portion?
A:  Miss USA pageants have no talent portion, Miss America pageants do.

Q: What is the difference between Miss USA and Miss America pageants?
A: In a nutshell:  Miss USA (my affiliate) is owned by Trump; the winner of the state pageants go on to Miss USA, the winner of that goes on to Miss Universe.  From what I’ve heard, most of these contestants have never been in a pageant before (i.e. me).  There is no talent or “platform” needed.  There are just the Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown competitions.

Miss America pageants are owned by..I have no idea..and leading up to the state pageants are many preliminary pageants; I’ve heard most of these girls have done 1 if not many other pageants; They have a platform and also a Talent competition along with the Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown competitions.

Q: What are you doing to prepare?
A: Well you’re going to have to read my blog.

Q: Why do you want to do this crazy pageant?
A: See previous.

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