Who didn’t want to be Miss America as a little girl? If you ever wanted to be, well, we’d probably be fast friends. The dream is lovely and the journey there is fun, no matter how far you get. Miss Jennifer Sedler, the current Miss Arizona impressed Miss America judges so much that she was the 3rd runner up to Miss America! What a beautiful, talented and well spoken young lady.
I’ve said it more than once and I’ll say it again. I love pageant girls. It’s the ambition, community service driven, talent, and beauty that is just in the air when I’m around one. And some of my closest friends I’ve met through pageants. Jennifer was not only easy to shoot, but she was fun. We probably could have shot together for a few more hours if the sun didn’t disappear behind the clouds!
I love the Miss Arizona Organization, having been a local titleholder and semi-finalist in my early 20’s. I have received lots of scholarship money for school because of the organization. If you are interested in entering, visit the Miss America Organization website to get information. Entering a local level Miss America pageant is free, and yes, a talent is required. You must win at a local level before you can compete for a state title such as Miss Arizona. Then if you win, off to Miss America, baby! The Miss America Organization is open for young women ages 17 to 24.
If you are 18 to 26, you can compete in the Miss Universe Organization (Trump’s company), which is what Miss USA is a part of. There is no talent required, just an entrance fee and you can complete straight for a state title. I also participated in this system, placing as a semi-finalist and had an amazing experience.
Diana Elizabeth says to get over stage fright, to speak eloquently, to be community service oriented, try entering a pageant. You’ll find the experience rewarding no matter what the outcome.