I had an exciting turn of events this year when I got a last-minute call to fill in as a judge for the Mrs. Kansas and Mrs. Missouri 2015 pageants. This was on my bucket list and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to help change someone’s life! That being said, I had no idea how difficult it would be.
Over the past 3 years, I’ve judged about a dozen pageants, but never at the Mrs. level. There’s something about being a married woman competing in a pageant that deserves mad respect. These women take good care of themselves and they believe in themselves, but they don’t take themselves so seriously as to think that competing in a pageant is beneath them. They believe that they can represent their state and are willing to go out on a limb to have a new adventure. They are accomplished business-owners, mothers, and volunteers who carry themselves with grace and pride. And this year especially, they were all bombshells. And they were each so lovely.
After getting to know each woman that day, I can honestly say they would have all brought something positive to the crown. I’m so happy for the winners and everyone who had the courage to compete!
I’ve heard from a few ladies who are curious about what pageants are like or already know they want to compete next year. If you have thought about it and want to pick my brain, email me! I’d love to talk you through it! firstname.lastname@example.org
On to the pictures!