Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

MRS. ARKANSAS PAGEANT
1996

T
he competition included an interview with 3 judges one on one, question on stage, bathing suit competition and evening gown competition.

When they introduced me John walked me out on stage and gave me a big kiss. I put both my hands on his cheeks and we said, I love you.

I'll never forget when they asked me my question on stage....I don't remember the question verbatim...but it was about teen pregnancy. I was talking about how I didn't want my girls to be a statistic like me and I knocked the microphone..said, oops and finished my answer. I was a bit nervous.

The bathing suit competition was fun except the spray glue I had to use to keep the bathing suit from riding up my bootie!

I loved my evening gown! The neck piece had chiffon that draped down to the floor....it was beautiful!

I received 2 runner-up!

Although it was fun, I'll never do it again!

19 comments:

Susie said...

Gorgeous!!

April said...

You are a celebrity??? Oh, my goodness, I had no idea! You looked beautiful then...and now!

Melody said...

Wow! Good for you!! You are such a beauty inside and out!

Kaye said...

Dang, girl! You were robbed! You shoulda won!!!

Becky said...

Man...you look beautiful!!! How Cool that you did that!!!!!!

Betty said...

Wow!! You are famous! Who knew? Of course it just makes sense. I´m just amazed you didn´t win!
Thanks for sharing that.

Heather said...

I cannot believe you have never told us this before!

You were smokin' hot!

You ARE smokin' hot!

Shoulda been first place, I tell you!

The Wife O Riley said...

Those pictures are stunning! That would be a fun experience, but probably not a career goal.

Yankee Girl said...

What an awesome story! The picture is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You were beautiful then and are beautiful now. Nell

Rocksee said...

How cool!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You totally should've won first place!

Julie said...

that was so fun to learn about you, thanks for sharing!!! You are still so beautiful, John is right!!!

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

LOVE the dress!

Lynette said...

I hope you take this as a total compliment when I say "you haven't changed a bit?" You look great, then and now!!

My BFF in jr high school's mom won the Mrs. USA when we were in the 8th grade in middle school - it was so cool just by association!!

Happy 4th to you, John and "the girls" - be safe!!

Mary K Brennan said...

Stopping by from SITS. You look gorgeous. Those competitions seem so nerve wrecking. Looks like you did a fabulous job.

Magaly Guerrero said...

WOW!

Yaya said...

Awwwww! Look at you!

Joy said...

Girl you are full of surprises. You looked absolutely gorgeous.
I can't believe you didn't win. Love the family picture at the end.

Joy