Monday, March 8, 2010

Great two weeks!

It has been such an amazing few weeks as Miss Rhythm of Nashville! In between my crazy class schedule and midterms I've been able to make several trips to Nashville for some amazing appearances! Last week I had the opportunity to be a guest at Nashville Lifestyles Magazine's Single In The City event. It was such an amazing experience to meet some of Nashville's finest! I enjoyed some great food and conversation with various Nashville figures, and was lucky to also meet Jon from Bravo TV's Shear Genius who colored my hair this week! This Friday I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with former Miss Indiana 2005, Sarah Goude (Wiley). She had some awesome stories about her Miss America Experience that truly inspired me to work even harder on becoming Miss Tennessee and serving the state well! Later we had an interview coaching session with Don Baker. I really enjoyed learning his approach to the interview portion and look forward to implementing some of his techniques into my own personal interview. This past weekend was another fun experience when I had the opportunity to go to Chesapeake, Virginia with my director, Johnny D. He was asked to emcee his hometown pageant and I was a featured guest vocalist. Although we had to be at the airport at 5am to catch a flight, it was so amazing to meet girls from all over the nation who share the same dream, drive, and passion for the Miss America Organization! Backstage I got to know the newly crowned Miss Virginia, Chinah Helmandollar. She's a great representative of the state! She was so sweet in extending an invitation to the Miss America Homecoming this Friday, however we had to regretfully decline due to the conflict with workshop. Well it's a full week of classes then off to Jackson for Miss Tennessee Workshop!!! I can't wait to see all of the girls and get started on what's going to be an amazing year at Miss Tennessee!!!

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