Most of you have heard. But I am posting it anyways. This last weekend was the Miss Falls Valley pageant. Back to back mini pageants. The first round... I lost. My interview was good, I wasnt as confident in swimsuit, my talent wasn't super sharp, and evening wear was good. When it came time to crown, my name wasn't called. I went and said hello to my parents and Mallory, then headed backstage to change back into my interview suit. I was nervous for the second round... I shouldn't have been, but I kept saying to myself, what did you do wrong? How can you fix it?
I had to go think, so I went out into the hallway to think of what I could do and just calm myself. Elise was out in the hall too, she completely calmed my nerves. She just talked to me about what was important and what I needed to focus on. I went into my interview, and I did great! I feel like the judges really loved me and my answers, it was like talking to friends. Back stage again... swimsuit time. I got some advice and Elise helped me make my skin look even (never use Sally Hansen's airbrush legs if the color doesnt match EXACTLY!)... I felt a lot more confident and walked tall. Talent... two words. NAILED IT. Evening wear, I just held my head high and walked slower. wait for it... wait for it... wait for it... Time for crowning. 1st runner up, not me. Miss Central Idaho.... Deidre Edmunds! I WON! It was wonderful. My hair isn't thick enough to hold the crown. Elise re did it about 50 times until it was perfect, because she wanted it perfect for me. And it was.