The month of March was an exciting one between Kirsten's Homecoming, Miss Lighthouse Coast, MM Orientation, Dallas, and Michigan's Junior Miss. It is hard to believe that Miss Michigan week is a little over two months away! I absolutely cannot wait. Spring has definitely sprung my pageant fever!
On March 17th, I had the pleasure of joining Gina Valo, Miss Michigan 2007, to work for Avfuel at an aviation trade show in Dallas, TX. It was nice to have time to catch up with Gina and reminisce about all our pageant experiences. I have adopted Gina as my big sister because she always knows how to “save the day” when I get myself into tricky little situations. This all started at my first Miss Michigan preliminary when I was extremely sick before and after my talent performance. I could barely walk to the dressing room after collapsing in the curtain when I was done with my talent. Gina took me under her wing and helped me every step of the way.
I found myself in another “I need Gina” moment when we were in Dallas and no one gave me the memo that we needed a cocktail dress! Thankfully Gina brought two (the prepared Miss Michigan she is) and so graciously let me borrow one of hers. Although I had a minor moment of panic, we had an absolute blast! It all started on the plane ride from Detroit to Dallas. I sat in my 8th row seat, to find Gina trotting all the way to the back of the plane. We both chuckled knowing that I had gotten the better seat. After arriving to the Adolphus, a beautiful historic hotel, I went to check in assuming Gina and I would be sharing a room. When the clerk told me that she wasn't on my reservation, Gina went to the next line. I overheard her clerk say, “Sorry we are out of king beds, would two double beds be fine?” I looked up at my clerk to see his smirk which followed by, “I just got you the last king bed!” In fun, I looked over to Gina to rub it in (just a little). ;-)