The time had come to transfer all of our things to the venue where the pageant was being held. Being the meticulous woman that I am, a full 2 hours before our departure, I made sure that everything I needed were all together. This would be the only trip to the venue and there would be no returning if I forgot something.
The hotel shuttle bus took us to our destination and from there each person found their little cove and set up shop. Not too long after arriving we had rehearsal, then it was time to get ready for the opening number.
My biggest worry, was the on-stage interview. When I competed in the NY International pageant I felt that I really BOMBED the onstage question. Although I had practiced, I was nervous and wasn't prepared for the type of question I was asked. I kept telling myself, so long as I get through the onstage interview then everything else would be ok.
Opening number was super energetic! The music was fun and patriotic! We introduced ourselves and our husbands got to stand next to us. Then it was onstage interview...Uh-oh!!! Well...I did really well with the onstage interview!! Once that was over I felt that I could really let loose and show my personality on stage. Boy did I show my personality! I had FUN!!
In the end, I won but I wasn't the overall winner. I was first runner-up. Shocked...sadness came first before I realized being runner-up is a HUGE accomplishment! I have and always will work with my charities. I believe in them! Having the crown would be a great collaboration of crown and work!
It's only a matter of time!