The best way for me to describe my week in Las Vegas is “Miss Michigan Buzz!” Whether I was on the elevator, at the Fashion Show mall, in a restaurant on the strip, in a taxicab, or simply walking around the Planet Hollywood Resort, all you could hear was the chatter about our wonderful Miss Michigan. I vividly remember an elevator trip in Planet Hollywood on Thursday, where a father of another contestant looked at my button of Kirsten (which was a fashion statement I was proud to wear!) and said, “Miss Michigan rocked the house last night!” He was right...and that's OUR girl!
Kirsten is such a natural on stage. We were all ecstatic when she captured the Wednesday preliminary swimsuit award, and let me say that if they would have given an evening gown award, she would have won that too! She truthfully was flawless.
Saturday quickly arrived… The Haglund's were so kind to open their suite to all of the Miss Michigan crew by hosting a brunch honoring Kirsten in which we prayed for her and shared emotions of excitement. At that point, we knew she did her best and that it was in God's hands, but we never second guessed that Kirsten was the “IT” girl… it was just time for the judges to realize that!