I met Jaclyn Rae Hughes over 10 years ago when we both competed in the Miss Arizona Pageant system – she sang so beautifully for her talent, I did the Chinese ribbon dance. Heck to the yeah. The Miss America Organization is a system I will always hold near and dear to my heart, having met so many amazing women at such a young age through that system. Smart girls, motivated girls, well spoken, beautiful, good hearted, ambitious women that I am happy to be surrounded by.
Jaclyn and I kept in touch over social media and she’s a traveling nurse, now a wife and mama, that we decided to get together before she departed to Hawaii for the next 18 months (hubby Mike is in the Navy). She’s a health and fitness coach, yoga instructor, wellness warrior, and she loves to share with others how to stay fit and healthy! Find out more on her website and like her on Facebook to keep up to date on recipes and fitness tips.
Meet adorable 2-year-old MacKenna who loves to feed her mama fresh food and always says, “Thank you!” for everything. What a doll!
Hair and makeup: Lizzy Marsh
Diana Elizabeth says seeing an old friend brings back some incredible memories. There was a moment Diana said something and Jaclyn cracked up laughing and said, “Oh my gosh I’ve missed you.” It’s the small things that can remind you of all the laughter and good times!