We're here in Florida at the Rosen Centre and although sunny didn't describe our initial arrival-it was about 9:30 p.m. when we touched down-the humidity was full force, and there are quite a few more palm trees here than we left in Michigan.
This morning starts the Miss America's Outstanding Teen trade show where vendors and suppliers of all things pretty will be set up and at the service of contestants and their families as well as program directors from Princesses to Miss. fourpoints will be there too, and on this particularly exciting day, visitors to our booth will get to meet Brittany Cozza, our 2012 Cover Model, and Sheridan Garbe, fourpoints' 2012 Precious Princess. Brittany will be with us signing magazines at 10 a.m. and Sheridan will have her autograph session at 2 p.m.
Tonight is the first of the preliminary teen pageants as well. Already I've met so many wonderful scholarship organization executives and even some contestants (from Michigan to South Carolina to Oklahoma). I can't imagine the acquaintances and memories I'll make this week!
Check back with us in Headline News tonight where we'll announce today’s preliminary winners!
Written by: Erika Fifelski, fourpoints magazine staff writer