Garner Girl Wins Miss North Carolina and Other Beauty Thoughts

Let's be honest, how many of us, raised in the South, remember watching the Beauty Pagents?! I did and still think they are fun. (Challenging!:) You know in todays culture there is something to be learned from these. Grace, talent, etiquette, poise, self-confidence. A hearty Congratulations to Amanda Lauren Watson! The new representative for North Carolina. Onward to Miss USA!

Being one of five children, four girls, miracles my parents did not put us on the run way at 2 and head us to the Miss USA Pagent. (you know, it would have been that 'easy' - I gest. There was the time when I was a paid Judge for a Beauty Pagent - good times indeed. I was a "Kate Spade" Fragerance Model at the time. Living large. It was actually really fun. I was pampered and I l.o.v.e.d/love the product!) Yet the pagents were great fun to watch. Let's face it, the pagents have gotten bad raps through the years. Rightfully so in some scenarios. On the other hand, these girls work really hard, they do public service, some are quite talented, athletic, academically accelerated. In a nutshell, balanced achievers. And they accomplish this in the public eye and scrutiny.

With my opinion aired, meet Miss Garner turned Miss North Carolina.

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Miss Garner, Amanda Lauren Watson was crowned the 2008 Miss North Carolina Saturday night at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Watson is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is on the Master's track for a degree in Music Education.

She also won the Community Service Award for her outstanding work as a national spokesperson for the ALS Association. The Association works to further the research and understanding of people living with "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Watson has traveled to Washington to lobby senators and representatives to pass the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations bill which would establish an ALS registry.

The runners up were:
1st runner up - Miss UNC-Pembroke, Jamee Hunt
2nd runner up - Miss Mt. Holly, Katherine Southard
3rd runner up - Miss Central Carolina, Rasheeda Waddell
4th runner up - Miss Statesville, Kaitlan Cook
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1 comment:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, I love watching beauty pageants! Even though a lot of it is superficial, they do work hard, like you said.

I come from a family of 5 kids, too!