Every aspect of competition went incredibly smoothly tonight. When I stepped foot onto that stage, I did not even have to fight back nerves because I wanted my talent to be a selfless performance in dedication to my mother and soak up the crowd that consisted of my supporters with light-up letters that spelled out "ASHLEE" that my dad had hand-made. The curtain rose and I had chills from the overwhelming support I felt from the audience. It was a remarkable experience that truly set the tone for the night. As the show neared its end, I found myself standing in the "final two" spot... to then hear my name called as the new Miss Michigan! You can find pictures of my crowning moment on both the Miss Wayne County website (www.misswayneco.com) and Miss Michigan website (www.missmichigan.org). To top off the night, Carleigh Rowley, a special young lady I have gotten to know was crowned Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen (my new little sister) and my dear friend Katie Lorenz was crowned Miss Illinois!!! I can't wait to share the Miss America stage with Katie. Timing could have never been so perfect! As much as I would love to share more details, I need to get some rest! I will be talking to you soon! Miss America here I come!!!
Your new Miss Michigan,
Miss Michigan Week Photo Album