It's my fault I'll admit to that. I competed in pageants when I was in high school, and I loved it. I remember Mom putting me and my sister in a pageant, and somehow, I ended up as first runner up. I have ZERO idea how that happened. I was hooked, though. Hubby didn't want Emily to do pageants, but she begged until, at age 15, he let her start competing. She instantly started doing very well, and we've been a pageant family since!
I actually still compete. I'm currently the reigning Elegant Ms. Missouri US United. I came in first runner up at the national pageant this summer. I love the entire experience; modeling, talking, and meeting new people. I'm not sure if or when I will stop competing.
In the meantime, I am now a state pageant director for Pure American Pageants. I am so honored that they asked to to join them! I do the Midwest area in one pageant (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska) and the Mid South area in my other pageant (Missouri State, Arkansas and Oklahoma). This is my first year, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far
Emily enjoys competing in the Miss America pageant system. She's competed in MO for the last few years, and is considering competing in KS, too.
So, that's just a brief synopsis of our life in pageants. You'll read a lot about pageants, so I decided to go ahead and give you a brief overview :-)