Sunday, January 6, 2008


To the new Miss Williamsburg, Brittany Gordon!

1st Runner Up, Evening Gown Winner, Talent Winner, Community service Winner: Ashley Smith
2nd Runner up: Me
3rd Runner Up: Natalie Smith
4th Runner Up: Bobbi Mitchell (also won swimsuit)

I am amazed that I made it through the last few days.

On Thursday, I drove all the way from northern Ohio to Stafford, Virginia. I then stayed overnight there and drove to Williamsburg the next morning.

I definitely feel like so many of us girls had random problems competing. It was no one’s fault, but I heard about people whose dresses didn’t come in, Bobbi’s tutu didn’t arrive and her strap was nearly broken on her pointe shoes so we were praying backstage while she danced that the shoes would hold. I left one tap shoe in Ohio as well as my earrings, so I had to tap dance in brand new shoes that I had never broken in. Thanks to Lydia I was able to borrow some earrings! Bless her! Last night I drove immediately from the pageant to Dulles so that I could catch my early flight.

Despite all the little issues, it was a great weekend. I’m excited to have placed where I did because it was truly a competitive pageant.

Now, however, I am off on a much-deserved vacation to Hawaii!

Thanks to all the people who have supported and helped me and never let me give up!


Megan Wombacker said...

Congrats on 2nd-runner up!!!! It's crazy that the 1st-runner up won so many awards but not overall...the new system really throws a screw in things. But congrats, I'm very proud of my fellow tapper!

Heather Benza said...

Congratulations on placing in Williamsburg! I didn't see you on Miss America Reality Check, so does this mean you are working towards Miss America 2009? I jumped into your blog during the art sale fiasco so I'm behind on the pageant info. I've noticed you've participated in more than one state. Please reiterate how this all works.