As we prepare for the 2012 crowning of Ms. United States, it's so thrilling to think back of the anticipation I was feeling this time last year. What will I wear? How can I shape my platform? Will I get along with my roommate? What if I WIN?
Right now I am reaching out to all of the 2012 Ms. United States candidates to offer a friendly hello and support before and during the July pageant. One of the best things national contestants can do is watch the videos of the 2011 pageant to observe the women who have walked before you. Videos of the Miss Junior Teen, Miss Teen, Miss and Ms. United States pageant stage shows and on-stage questions are available at the Miss United States Youtube page. It humbles me to watch these videos and be reminded of the talent and sincerity in each of the contestants. There can be only one national titleholder, but what an achievement to represent your state in the nation's capital! I cannot wait to breathe in the opportunity to meet each 2012 delegate, learn about her hometown and life, realize her motivation and goals, and be there to support her during that emotional week before the crowning. Delegates, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.facebook.com/msunitedstates2011.
I had the pleasure of selecting the 2011 national video song, "Waiting Outside the Lines" by Greyson Chance. The lyrics are so indicative of what it means to be a United States titleholder. How are YOU going to reach the top? That question will be in the minds of all of the 2012 Ms. United States contestants in the coming month. Best wishes to you all, and we will see you in Washington, DC!