Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pictures from Galaxy Nationals...

Maryland Galaxy Pageant directors, Rachel Petty and Naqueldon Brown after dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.

Miss Teen Maryland Galaxy, Jazsmin Watson-Booth, and I at the Cheesecake Factory.

At orientation... so many wonderful gifts from the other queens. I was so thankful! :D

Jazsmin and I prepared for our swimsuit photo shoots.

Mrs. Delegates for before taking our swimsuit photos.

Jazsmin kept playing with me... so I had to let her know! :D (Don't get me wrong--I LOVE HER!!)

At rehearsals...

Miss Maryland Galaxy, Evaggelia Zervos, and I at the pajama party. She was an Oriole and I was a Maryland Queen!

Leah and I with Mrs. Pennsylvania, Wendy Sledd, who won the title of "Pajama Diva" for her fabulous PJ's!

Miss Teen U.S., Mariah Battle, and I at the pajama party.

Mrs. Contestants in pajamas! :D

Explaining my PJ's to everyone....

Ready for my interview! :D

Ms. Southwest, Emily Becher, and I. She was so encouraging and helpful. She gave me a wet rag to wipe deoderant off of my clothes and helped cover me while I was getting dressed backstage! :D

Mrs. Michigan, Monica McKenzie, and I backstage waiting for opening number... She was so friendly and funny!

Leah and I in our opening number dresses. Isn't she just naturally glamorous?

Ms. Maryland Galaxy, Montressa Washington, and I waiting for opening number. Montressa is the best roommate a pageant girl could have! :D

Waiting to compete in swimwear...

We had wonderful hair and make-up artists, hands down! :D

The national director of the Galaxy International pageant, Maria Torrez, and I. She defines fabulous! :D I loved being in her presence as she was so loving and caring. She gave me many hugs and plenty of smiles. I will miss her!

Mrs. Delaware, Shana Williams, me and Mrs. Connecticut, Jennifer Rinaldi (now Mrs. Galaxy!!). Beautiful ladies who were both stunning in person. We enjoyed many laughs backstage...

I am so proud of my Maryland pageant sisters!
Leah, Top Ten
Jazsmin, Top Ten
Montressa, Fourth Runner-Up
Jennifer and I could not believe we had made it this far at nationals!

Jennifer won! I could not have been happier... :D

Congratulations Jennifer Rinaldi, Mrs. Galaxy 2010! :D

Monica (Mrs. MI) and I sneak a picture while on-stage!

I won the Mrs. Fashion Wear award! Deborah, with her beautiful self, presented it to me! ;D

Jennifer and I after the pageant...

Miss Illinois, Nicole Kaapke, and I after the pageant. We were both first runners up! :D She was soooo beautiful!

Beautiful queens posing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on the red carpet.

Ms. Galaxy 2009, Laura Buhmann, me and Jennifer.

Enjoying a bite to eat at the Waffle House after a long week! :D I had a huge T-Bone steak, egg whites, grits, and raisin toast... was that too much? LOL!


  1. Congrats on your placement!!!!!!!

    Hope to see you soon.

    BOA Maryland's 40s

  2. These photos are great Mrs. U.S. Galaxy! I can't wait until we can offiially take photos in our new sashes :) wink wink


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