4/1/12

This is what happens when you never give up.

I had my pageant last night. I went through the first one and didn’t place. So I told myself, “alright. I did my best, and I’m so proud of myself. I genuinely could not have done better.”

Then came the second one. I went through again. And as the judges tabulated the scores, I thought to myself “No matter what happens, I did my best today and I am so proud of what I accomplished in the month I had to prepare.” They read all the special awards, nothing. Then the first runner up and first title. Nothing. Then first runner up for the last title before Miss Texas was crowned. And I thought to myself “You know, I really hope the girl next to me wins. She worked so hard today.” And then I heard my name called. And it registered, but I wasn’t sure how to react. My hands went to my face, and I looked at my family for confirmation it really was my name I heard. Then I went up to be crowned, and spent the next three minutes trying to convince Kendall (Miss Texas) that she was crowning the wrong girl and we must have heard the wrong name. It still hasn’t really hit me. After three years, more prelims then I even want to count (nine if you want to get technical. Five my first year, four my second, this was my first and only this year) I finally reached my goal of being a local titleholder and getting to Miss Texas.

I’m finally Miss McKinney 2012. And for some reason, it feels like all the puzzle pieces have fallen into place. Like I’ve finally figured out where I’m supposed to be. And it’s right here.

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12 comments:

Lauren said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting:)

Gentri said...

So excited for you! You look gorgeous! GORGEOUS! So are you Miss Texas moving on to Miss USA? I'm not sure I understand how pageants work. haha!

Taryn said...

Congratulations. All your hard work is paying off, and I'm so proud of you.

Victoria said...

That is so cool, Anna! Congratulations!! Hard work really does pay off, no matter what your goals are :)

Becca Chavoya said...

I am so incredibly proud of you! You look absolutely gorgeous! Love you honey!

Lauren Vaughan said...

this is super exciting!! congrats. you should do another blog post on how pageants actually work, and the different levels though because it would help those of us who don't compete understand it all a little better. :)

xoxo, lauren

Alana Christine said...

Woot woot! Knew you could do it!!

Courtney B said...

AAAAAH! Congratulations! I am sooo happy for you!

Tamara @ Go Fish Style said...

congratulations! How exciting!

Hannah said...

Congrats love!!! That is amazing news!!!! You deserve it!

Sue said...

Congrats girl, this is amazing! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your journey!

hellopalz said...

Congratz...thats so nice to know!!! Enjoy