Friday, August 10, 2007
Miss Idaho Falls
This year I hostessed for Miss Idaho Falls. A program I believe in deeply as I was Miss Idaho Falls 5 years ago now. It paid for my whole sophomore year of college and gave me experiences I never would have had elsewhere. The Miss Idaho Falls pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America pageant. It is the largest scholarship program for women out there. Here's where the points boil down:Interview: 25%, Talent 35%, Evening wear 20%, Lifestyle & Fitness in swimsuit 15%,On stage question 5%. As a hostess, we are each assigned a girl and are expected to be their cheerleader, a person to give advice, shopping buddy, and help them get ready that night. I was a hostess to Allison Kinghorn. She's also from Rigby & graduated with my brother Geoff. She is one of the most down to earth, beautiful, talented girls I have ever met. And boy can this girl sing!! She sang Katherine McPhee's version of "Over the Rainbow" Allison has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. They had 11 girls competing and the competition was unreal. You would not believe how talented all of these girls are. They gave out $9,000 in scholarship money. Allison won the talent award and was 2nd runner up. I'd love to see her go on to do another pageant and participate in the state pageant. It's amazing to see what happens over the course of five years as I remember vividly my interview, talent & walking across the stage in my swimwear & evening gown. Now I'm sporting my second belly as our family increases to 4 this winter.