How great is my life? On Monday, I got to spend some quality time with Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan.
Teresa was in my neck of the woods visiting the home of Artistry, the official skincare and cosmetic sponsor of Miss America. The home of Artistry is a company called Amway, which is conveniently located pretty close to fourpoints headquarters!
The day started off in a very cool way. Tons of Amway employees gathered in the main lobby to greet Teresa and she even played the piano for us!
After Teresa performed for us – and it was lovely - I joined her and some awesome Artistry employees, Caitlin and Mindy, for a tour.
Our tour guide John knew just about everything there was to know about Amway, which was started in the sixties and is one of the largest privately held companies in the world.
We learned all about the origins of Amway and their products, including, but not limited to, all the lovely Artistry products.
We even got to go into the awesome Artistry research and development labs where Teresa made her own personal lipstick (named Sashay at the suggestion of Jennifer from fourpoints!) and made a hand cream we all got to try.
Later in the afternoon, I went to a big meet and greet party Amway threw for its employees. Everyone and their families got to come meet Teresa, have their photo taken, get her autograph, etc. There were even crown cookies!
It was really special for me to see so many people excited to meet Miss America and the looks on little girls faces when they got to put on a crown. I have not had the chance to spend time with a Miss America during one of her regular, run of the mill appearances (usually I see Miss America at pageants) and I have to tell you, it was awesome. The chance to meet Miss America is not something that everyone has, and I could tell they were really excited.
And Teresa! Teresa is an incredible young woman. We got a chance to chat a little bit during some downtime and she is just so…wonderful. She is poised, kind, and welcoming. But beyond that, she seems to really be able to connect with people. I feel very lucky that I got to spend time with her and the girls from Artistry, and I feel even MORE lucky that we get to have Teresa for a whole year!
The April.May issue of fourpoints featuring Teresa on the cover is being printed right now, as you read this, so don’t miss out on that! www.fourpointsmagazine.com/subscribe
In other fun news, our 2011 Make Me A Cover Model and Precious Princess contests ended yesterday and we should have some exciting news very soon!