“In everything you do, put God first and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:6
On March 8th, 2014, something miraculous happened. By the grace of God, the support of my family and friends, and determination, I was crowned Miss Minnesota International 2014!
I will never forget this day. Looking back to my crowning moment, I felt such an overwhelming sense of excitement. Looking out at the audience I saw many familiar faces. My family, friends, pageant sisters, the list goes on and on. The amount of support I received from these very special people is something I will forever be grateful for. To my family, thank you for always being there to encourage me throughout my journey with the International Pageant system. To my mentor, friend and coach Holly Ernst, thank you for your endless support and advice. You have taught me how to Sparkle from the inside out! To Allison and Richard, thank you for providing all of the contestants with this very special opportunity.
The International Pageant system is one which offers endless opportunities to young women to make a difference, including myself. I know firsthand just how memorable of a year this is going to be. I cannot wait to continue spreading awareness for my platform “Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn’t.” This is an issue that is truly near and dear to my heart, and I am beyond blessed to spend another year sharing my story with the state of Minnesota.
Lainey, Rachel and Kim, I am honored to call you three my Queen sisters! Together, I have no doubt we will have a meaningful and fun year of service.
Until next time,
Miss Minnesota International 2014