Good morning from Miss Indiana!
Brandy has been busy since she arrived in Zionsville on Sunday. Yesterday the women visited Riley Hospital for Children. Riley is a part of the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals and is one of the partners of the Miss America Organization. It was a great experience for Brandy, especially since she is pursuing a career in medicine. The women had dinner with the local Lions Club members. This organization is one of the lead sponsors of the scholarships provided to the contestants.
Today has been a long one for the contestants, local directors, Miss Indiana Board and all of the many volunteers. The day was full of rehearsals, a women’s empowerment luncheon and then a full dress rehearsal for all 3 nights of preliminary competition. We spent 6.5 hours listening to talent pieces, watching women walk the stage in healthy lifestyle and evening gown. Although tiring, it was amazing to see all of the hard work the contestants have been doing over the past few months in preparation of Miss Indiana Week.
This morning around 9 a.m. Brandy had her 10-minute private interview with the judges. The panel of judges range from a past Miss America, to community agency advocate, to a musician to a local pageant director. Brandy has done well in her practice interviews - a special shout out to all those individuals who helped with those.
We have four Sycamores competing this week. It was happenstance that they were all assigned spots close to each other in the dressing room back stage. That has been a true blessing in that they can lean on each other for assistance or a pep talk when needed.
This evening Brandy competes in Healthy Lifestyle and Evening Gown. As with all of the contestants – they just want to start the competition part of the week!
We would encourage you to follow the Miss Indiana social media pages and website as there will be lots of photos and information posted. We will also be posting on the Miss ISU website and Facebook page. http://missindiana.org/public_html/index.php/state-competition/
Thank you for your continued support of Brandy and the Miss Indiana State University Program. Keep sending her those positive thoughts, texts, emails, etc. they help!!!
In the Sycamore Spirit~
Freda and the Miss ISU Board of Directors