Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Today started with Amanda and I filming our farewell video. We went to UNL campus and walked around while doing still life modeling. I must say, we had a good time! We definetly took some fun shots and had a good time! Later we'll do our voice over and the videographer will put together the farewell video and play it finals night at Miss Nebraska USA.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
First and foremost I want to thank God for leading and guiding me through this last year.
I could not have asked for a more supportive and loving family than the one I have. I love you all. To my father who was the most light hearted, encouraging and inspiring dad a girl could ask for; thank you for making such a huge positive impact on my life. You were right by my side while I competed at Miss USA and now I have you as my guardian angle forever. This year is dedicated to you and your amazing legacy you have left. I know you’re with our entire family.
Mom, I cannot imagine not having you there every step of the way. This year has brought us closer than ever. You are my backbone and believed in me no matter what. You are my role model and I hope one day I can be the woman you are every day. Thank you for teaching me the morals, responsibility, strength, respect and diversity that I cherish today and was able to put in full force this year.
To my family. I love you all! Thank you all for your tiredness love and support. Maceo, Amber, Angie, Sharrel and Regina it was amazing having you in Vegas. I heard we had the best signs from a number of people! Grandma and grandpa, you guys have came to every extracurricular activity since I was a little girl, having your full support in everything I’ve ever done has made me believe in myself and reach my dreams. I don’t think you guys realized it, but grandma, you doing my hair all the time, letting me put on shows and skits for you and letting me put makeup on grandpa when I was younger was a beauty queen in the making, even if none of us ever imagined that I would one day be Miss Nebraska USA.
To my hometown, Scotia, and all of the small towns across Nebraska. I can’t imagine this year without your outstanding support. I will continue to be the “small town girl with big dreams.” And to the entire state of Nebraska, thank you for your continued support and for letting me represent this great state. And to my supporters across the globe, thank you, you all made me feel like a true super star.
To the Miss Nebraska USA sponsors, I couldn’t have done this year without you all. You are who keep this pageant to the prestige that it has today and I thank you for contributing to the success of my reign. To Kim and the Kimberly Spa staff, thank you for making me apart of your family and giving my skin the glow with your magical touch! I can’t thank you enough; you guys know how to make me feel like true royalty. Daryl, I can’t begin to express my thanks to the positive outlook on life and confidence you taught me. You taught me life lessons I will always remember throughout every experience! Brian, thank you for getting me in the best shape of my life and teaching my how to live the healthiest lifestyle that I plan to do forever.
To Vanbros and Associates, where to start?! John, you were always there to encourage me and help me relax and enjoy the ride. Jason, Jen, Will thank you for making this an amazing year and for letting me become apart of this elite family. Will, you know how to work your magic behind a camera!
Amanda, This past year was created for us two. You will always be my little sister, even 10+ years down the road. I couldn’t imagine spending the year and bonding with anyone else but you. This year has been unforgettable with you right by my side whether it was our awkward appearance riding on the zamboni or whether it was cheering you on at Miss Teen USA, we have memories to last a lifetime.
To the Soltero family, Saul, Sharon and Savannah. Saul, thank you for everything, but especially for unlocking my car, you’re the best! Sharon, thank you for making me confident in interview and guiding me to do my very best at Miss USA, I’ll never forget our Oklahoma road trip! Savannah, you are the sweetest girl, you were always Little Miss Nebraska USA. To the Solteros, thank you for making me apart of your family.
Michael, thank you for being there every step of the way. You’ve always made me feel like Miss USA. I can’t imagine you liked hearing about clothes, make up and all the girlie things I did this year, but you always listened and helped. You’re the best, and I’m lucky to have you in my life.
Sara, thank you for being the true definition of a best friend. You were there 2 years ago as I competed for Miss Nebraska, last year when I won Miss Nebraska, and with your mom in Vegas cheering me on at Miss USA. I can’t express to you how much I cherish our friendship! And to the rest of my friends, thank you for always being there when I needed you the most.
Geneice and Micaela, I am honored to have followed in your legacies and to be able to be apart of this sisterhood. You have made this year unforgettable with your guidance, late night phone calls, and hour long dinners helping preparing me for this journey and teaching me how to be a true titleholder.
To my Miss USA girls, we were apart of the class of 2010 for a reason. So many of you are now my sisters and best friends that I know I’ll have for the rest of my life. This was one place where we all were going after the same goal, lived the similar lives and had so many things in common. You all exceeded my expectations at Miss USA. It is an honor to be Miss USA’s 2010 Miss Congeniality.
To all of the beautiful contestants, I look up to you all for going after your dream. No matter the outcome continue to grow and show how great the women of Nebraska are. Thank you for being here and representing from across the state. You being here is the first step to your dreams and to making a difference. You are all winners no matter the outcome of tonight. And no matter what, don’t stop until you reach your dream.
To my successor. Get ready for the ride of your life. Cherish every moment and leave your legacy. Take in every second and make lots of memories! You have one year, and it goes by in a flash! I’m so excited for you to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.I told myself after I won that if my sash wasn’t covered in wear and tear from hugs, tears, makeup, travel, and more by the end of the year then I hadn’t done enough. Well, I can honestly say that I’ve done all I can, I’ve gotten more than I could have imagined out of this year. It’s time for me to take the next step, to move on to reach my other dreams. And with my experience as Miss Nebraska I know I am well prepared to make my dreams come true once again.