Mrs. Utah Results: First Runner Up & Winner of the Interview

I wanted to share… I won Interview and was 1st Runner Up in the Mrs. Utah United States 2008 competition last weekend. I felt incredibly peaceful throughout the competition and was filled with love and joy the entire night. I never felt more beautiful inside and out (besides my wedding day!) Thank you dear friends for encouraging me on the journey, I felt your love, encouragement and prayers!!

Ironically 3 months ago I was most apprehensive about the swimsuit portion and so when my wrap fell off of me at the top of the stairs it could have been a potential disaster/embarrassment, yet instead I had no fears, no nervousness, just absolute peace and confidence—that in and of itself was a huge breakthrough for me. I had worked really hard with my nutrition and with my trainer, Liz Rosenbaum (love her!!), lost 14 pounds, toned up and did great in the swimsuit category. I also worked hard on my onstage “walk” and received high scores for my performance in evening gown.

I appreciate the motivation behind the pageant and the gift it has been and will continue to be as time moves forward. I’m also convinced that pageants can be a very positive place for promoting a cause and making great friends! Mrs. Utah 2008 Emily Nelson (a friendly and bright fashion blogger) is a gem and I’m truly happy for her opportunity to serve our state.

I’m still processing my experience and will write a bit more about it later… it was such an intense focus for 3 months that I’m trying to understand all of the lessons behind it and results. I’ve been a tad disappointed today because I was so very very close, but thanks to my dear friend/mentor Heather Madder I’m feeling much more peaceful now. Heather’s biggest advice for me was to “get outside of my head and into my heart and ask myself, what did I win from it?” The answer? So many, many things… appreciation for health/exercise, my true identity became more clear, and much more than a title could ever give. I also am becoming more clear that Utahns are only one state of the women I serve and not to be disappointed because really, I’ve been serving women from all over the world through this site for quite a while now…and I can expand that reach and focus as I continue to LIVE my platform, Empowering Women to Fulfill their Dreams in Business. What a blessed life I lead!

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