Countdown to Confidence

As of yesterday, I was officially ONE MONTH AWAY from my pageant weekend 2014.  At this point, I have a mix of emotions.  I am both excited and thrilled, but also semi-scared-out-of-my-wits.  From previous contestants, I heard that this will be one of the longest months of my life, but I'm still ready to knock …

Curly Sistah Sue

When I was a little girl, I loved the movie Curly Sue.  I loved the little girl with a head full of big curly hair, jovial and fun-loving, and I liked watching her because I envisioned myself.  However, at the end of the movie, the biggest heartbreak for me was after leaving her orphan-lifestyle, she was …

The Perfect Coach

I absolutely love Roz.  A good pageant coach is definitely a hard find, and I am so lucky to have landed upon Roslyn Rolan of New Jersey.  This past weekend for our training session, she had me create a board of "appropriate" model and pageant poses, stances, walking, and sitting to remind me and keep …

No Bread Counts

I know that just a few days ago I mentioned having glutenmares and my withdrawals from carbs.  However, I have come to realize that a "No Bread Diet" is THE TRUTH. Don't get me wrong, there is a perfectly good loaf of potato bread still sitting in my refrigerator and some pumpkin bread that my …

The One Where Girls Walk With Books On Their Heads

Apparently, girls in training still walk with books on their heads as a common etiquette practice.  I know that it's something that people laugh and joke about, but it really does help with posture and poise.  Having had a NUMBER of years of acting classes (particularly movement training) as well as some history with ballet, …