Whew! I cannot believe that the three nights of preliminary competition are over! The three nights were incredible, for so many different reasons. And now, of course, I am anxiously awaiting the final night to meet our new Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012. We did not have a double preliminary award winner this year, so the Top 10 is wide open. And, we will find out the People's Choice winners tomorrow, which is SO EXCITING.
Tomorrow morning, Jennifer and I will be talking with the Teens in Training about the four points of the crown (they are dear to our hearts, after all) and I am so looking forward to that. What advice would YOU guys give the Teens in Training?
This morning, our reigning Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2011 Lacey Russ took some time to sign autographs at our tradeshow booth. I also had a few moments to chat with her about her year of service and her advice to the next MAOTeen.
Oh my gosh, you guys! Am I ever having a good time here in Orlando! There is so much going on. Teens in Training and Princess Camp have both gotten off to a great start. Jennifer and I will be speaking to the Teens in Training this Friday, and I am so excited! Tawni has done a really great job with this program.
This morning, the Princesses rehearsed their production number for the first time and from what I can tell, they did a great job! Speaking of princesses, I finally met OUR National Princess Emily Kinsey. It was great to meet Emily and her mother Stephanie, and we are proud to have Emily as our fourpoints princess. I shot a little video so you can meet Emily, too!
The prelims were great last night, too! There was a tie in evening wear which may be an MAOTeen first. I am looking forward to seeing more of the competition tongiht and catching up with the rest of my pageant family!
This weekend, the Miss Orlando pageant welcomed two new titleholders; Liz Fechtel, the new Miss Orlando OT, and Ashley Ramsey, the new Miss Orlando! Both young ladies wore gowns from Regalia Magnificent Apparel.
Congratulations, and welcome!
Liz Fechtel , the new Miss Orlando OT, and Ashley Ramsey, the new Miss Orlando!
Courtesy of Starstudded Photography