Wow! What a weekend! I can't believe what I've gone through this weekend! I just competed in my state pageant and placed Top 15!! Which is amazing since this was my first pageant! (well technically it was my 2nd because I was in one when I was little but that was like 12 years ago...)
So first when I got there I checked in and got my official number #9! I really wanted 7, 8, or 17 but thats ok! Then I got to meet my room mate for the weekend! Her name is Tayla! She was super nice and I'm so happy I got to meet her and be her roommate! After we both got ready to go to go to this dance/desert which was kind of funny since some of the girls were on this diet that included baby food...yes...baby food! Crazy right! oooh and rice cakes...so when we were in rehearsals it smelt like that :
So! At the party I got to meet the reining Miss Teen and Miss! Who are amazing people! They were super nice!! Everyone all weekend said I looked like Brooke who was the Miss Teen which I took as an amazing compliment because she is beautiful! Even the photographer said when I smile it looks like hers! (Hi Jim and Lisa!! :D ) haha! So I took a picture with her then everyone was dancing, having a fun time meeting everyone! It was great! I've meet so many amazing girls over the weekend!
On the 2nd day we had breakfast in the morning and what was it but eggs! I hate eggs! I used to love them but i don't know...I just don't like them anymore..there was also muffins...no chocolate chips :/ which is the only one I liked so I had a blueberry one minus the blueberries haha! and I also had a strawberry banana yogurt but I didn't like that either so I didn't have much of it... after we eat we got ready to go to the place where the pageant was! That day was palimony which included interview and hours of rehearsals! We learned opening number and I was in the middle which I thought was awesome because I love being in the middle haha! It was to the song Halfway There by Big Time Rush! Which I love and no one really liked the song and I was like aw come on guys! :D So we had rehearsals for a little then we had interviews which I was kind of scared but excited about! My first judge was a middle school principal. He asked me two random questions...
"If you were to go talk to a group of 8th graders about bullying what would you say?"
and now me being the Anti Bully advocate I froze! I knew what I wanted to say all I had to do is say it right! Wrong! This was my response... "I would tell them to be their self and not someone who they want to be or wish to be." and something else I forget...but that has nothing to do with bullying! Well it does but not really! haha! then the next question went like this...
Judge : "Your in a school play of The Wizard of Oz what characters would you most want to play and why?"
Me : "Well...I would want to be Dorothy!"
Judge: "why because she's the main character?"
Me : "Well...ya (laughing/smiling) Or Gilda the good which!"
Judge: "Have you seen Wicked?!"
Me: almost saying yes! "No I havn't but I'm defiantly planning on seeing it soon!"
Judge: "Ooh you should it a great play!"
Me: "I know! I've heard!" Smile here smile there all smiles everywhere!
then the bell rang...2 mins 30 seconds later...
Judge: "ooh! Saved by the bell!"
Me : "No! I wanted to talk to you more!"
haha! and that was the first judge! The 2nd judge was sososososo sweet!! :D I went to give her a hand shake and her hand was light as a feather and I really didn't know if that was a test or not...but ya...haha! We talked about fashion! Then she asked me what my dress looked like and I couldn't describe it! I froze thinking of words to describe it as especially since I want to become a fashion designer you would think I would know right away! ya...no...Then I went to the 3rd judge and first thing she said "Your eyes are beautiful!" of course I said thank you! Then we talked about fashion some more and I went to the 4th judge! I kind of forget what we talked about but thats ok haha! After I went to the last judge! She was so sweet too! We talked about fashion again I'm pretty sure ahaha! I forget again what else we talked about... after interviews were over I was sad because I had so much to say in such a little time... :( oooh and every single judge asked my why I wanted to be in the pageant...I was like duh! I would love to make a difference in someones life! I want to make girls feel confident in themselves and not think she's some super star or the girl over there or next to her. I want them to feel like them. Ya..I said something like that ahah!
Well! After interviews and rehearsals we had to get ready for the actual pageant! I couldn't wait! I was ready! or at least I thought I was haha! First we did opening number, then bathing suit which I was the first in my group to go so when we were all going to line up I almost went off stage...hahah! I was like ooh wait! I'm supposed to be up here! But I saved it! Then it was evening gowns and my gown got stuck on my dress! I was ooh no!!! But I kept my composure and stayed poise! After the show was over I really thought I was done :( I messed up but what I didn't know is that all good people mess up!
On the next day I made it to top 15! I couldn't believe it! I was so excited! Even though I didn't win I was happy :)
I met so many wonderful people that weekend! It really was the best weekend of my life so far! Congrats to Kay who won Teen! She was the sweetest person! I was happy if I didn't win she did!
I want to thank everyone who has believed in my through my journey to the pageant, all my sponsors, family, and friends for all the support! I couldn't of done it without you!
Miss Teen 2012 watch out! Elizabeth is coming back! and better then before ;D