Back from Nationals

Care 4 Kids

April 27th, 2011

I was honored and excited to be asked by Valentina Anderson, also a Mrs. Colorado contestant, to attend her event.  Valentina is a special woman who has a huge heart and spends much of her time raising funds and awareness for the organization, Care 4 Kids worldwide, which focuses on the essential and lifesaving needs of children in poverty.
This particular event was held at Little Europe restaurant in Denver where we indulged in traditional Russian cuisine and had the opportunity to bid on some great auction items.  The proceeds from this event went towards new playground equipment for an orphanage in Ukraine.  It was a huge success!

with Julia Bourlakou and her family.  She organized the event.

with Valentina Anderson and Julia Bourlakou

Delish Demure

April 28th, 2011

I am part of the group Douglas County Divas, which is a networking group.  The Divas hosted an event at an upscale and cheeky boutique in the DTC area called Delish Demure.  This is a great place to shop for that one of a kind outfit for any special occasion.  I had a great time visiting with everyone.

with the lovely ladies from Delish Demure

Miss Teen Colorado World Pageant

April 30th, 2011

The first year I competed I had the privilege of standing next to the one and only Christina Sacha, who that same year went on to win the title of Mrs. Colorado 2008.  I look up to and respect Christina for so many reasons, so when I was asked to make an appearance at her debut as the director for the Miss Teen Colorado World Pageant I was thrilled.
Christina has grown up in pageants and has held many titles over the years, she has judged, and also coached, but this has been a dream of hers for some time, to have her own pageant.
I love these types of appearances, it is a chance for me to see many of my queen sisters, to get completely dolled up, and to be a part of another person's life changing experience.  
It was a fabulous evening, Christina and her crew did an amazing job, the contestants were all beautiful, and a new Miss Teen Colorado World was crowned.

Congratulations to all the contestants and to the new Miss Teen Colorado World queen, Victoria Korthuis.

with the new Miss Teen Colorado World 2011, Victoria Korthuis

with Heidi Hume, Miss Teen Colorado World 2010

with Megan McCarter, Mrs. Colorado 2009

with Shalon Polson, Mrs. Colorado 2010