Miss Blossomtime 2012

Thank you Blossomtime Festival for all your love and support.  In 1994, I was so blessed to have been crowned Miss Baroda.  I then went on to be crowned Miss Blossomtime.  My experience was amazing!!!

I was raised in a small town… had never put makeup or heels on and I was going to run for a pageant.  Lol!  It was such an incredible experience!  It wasn’t about who was prettiest or who had the best grades.  The winner was chosen on drive, personality, spirit and dedication.  I couldn’t believe I had won.

From that day forward I attended many parades and events.  I was one of the lucky few to have a pace car with Fabio in the Indianapolis 500!  I had my own police escorts… Thank You Bret and Terry!  So awesome I can’t even explain.

Through this experience I grew from a bud to a rose.  Learning so many things about myself.  I realized that God has a plan and that I can be who I want to be.  I can rise above challenges and create my own destiny.

Thank you Blossomtime for changing my life and for loving me and supporting me.  You guided me and showed me that there was a way.

Today I love going back and visiting everyone from Blossomtime!  They are like family to me.  From my first judges to my mentors and dear friend Anna, Heidi, Dave and Anne just to name a few.

Thank you for letting me come back and judge the Showcase of Queens.  I just love it and look forward to it every year!!!  I love you Blossomtime and all you stand for.  God Bless.

Below you’ll find my two biggest fans… mom and grandma!