It feels great to be back home from my recent trip to Las Vegas! I am still in recovery from all of the shopping, but I must admit that a lot was accomplished. Nicole did a spectacular job of representing Michigan, as well as taking home the preliminary talent and non-finalist talent awards! I also had the pleasure of meeting our new Miss America, Caressa Cameron, the night before she was crowned. She is even more beautiful in person, and she even shared a few hair styling tips with me. If there is anything that can make a young woman feel like she is ready to compete, it's attending Miss America! Being among the contestants and so many former Miss Americas was inspiring and also a reminder of how special the Miss America Organization truly is.