Merry, Merry Christmas!! Week 23

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday season as much as I am!  It is so nice to catch up on sleep and friendships! 

I leave for Miss America is less than two weeks, and I am so so so ready!  I decided to release my Miss America Pageant program book photo by Jason Masters.  I had make-up and hair assistance from Laine Berry, and the dress is from The Royal We!  What do you think?! 


Speaking of Miss America … here is the schedule for my time in Las Vegas.  I listed events that are open to the public.  Please note that times correspond to the Las Vegas Pacific Time Zone - not Arkansas’!  Even if you can’t make it to Las Vegas, please pray for me throughout the week!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012
4:00 PM - Planet Hollywood Arrival Ceremony and Photos
                        Ceremony is inside Planet Hollywood and open to the public.
Consultations with new MAO sponsor Express, Contestant Orientation
                        These events are closed to the public.

Friday, January 6, 2012
IHOP/CMN Breakfast and Press Event, Rehearsals, and Interviews
                        Everything is closed to the public.

Saturday, January 7, 2012
6:00 PM - Fashion Show Mall Appearance
                        Fashion show and autograph party will be open to the public.
Rehearsals and interviews
                        Closed to the public.

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Offsite filming
                        Closed to the public.

Monday, January 9, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - My private interview with the judges sometime during this time frame!!

Rehearsal and shopping
                        All events are closed to the public.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
9:00 AM - Contestant Rehearsal
                        Open to Miss America badge holders - no cameras. 
8:00 PM - Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood
I compete in onstage question!           
10:00 PM - Visitation with contestants
                        Only for Miss America badge holders.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
9:00 AM - Contestant Rehearsal
                        Open to Miss America badge holders - no cameras. 
8:00 PM - Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood
I compete in swimsuit and evening gown!           
10:00 PM - Visitation with contestants
                        Only for Miss America badge holders.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
9:00 AM - Contestant Rehearsal
                        Open to Miss America badge holders - no cameras. 
10:00 AM - Announcement of Quality of Life Winners at MAO conference
                        Quality of Life Awards are based on contestants’ platform development.
8:00 PM - Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood
I compete in talent!
10:00 PM - Visitation with contestants
                        Only for Miss America badge holders.

Friday, January 13, 2012
Rehearsal and Interviews
                        Closed to the public.
7:00 PM - Planet Hollywood’s/Caesar’s VIP Reception
                        Must have tickets to get into the event.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Rehearsal
                        Closed to the public.
5:30 PM - 2012 Miss America Final Night Show- Preshow Begins
                        Live on ABC!
8:20 PM - Visitation and Awards
                        Only for Miss America badge holders. 

Many people comment that the Miss America Pageant is a marathon.  Serving as Miss Arkansas is providing me fantastic preparation and training for it. With much gratitude to our organization, I feel ready for the marathon!  Bring it on, Las Vegas!

Now back to this week …

On Tuesday, Abby Turner hosted a Christmas party for the 2011 Miss Arkansas contestants.  About eight girls showed up … the perfect number to gather in her kitchen to bake and decorate cupcakes!  Christmas cupcakes!



We then settled for games and girl talk.  We stayed up until 3 AM!!  I haven’t stayed up that late since finals week at college!  We had so much fun laughing and sharing stories.  The girls asked me lots of questions about the Miss Arkansas job and Miss America experience.  I really appreciated their interest, even from those who will not be returning to the Miss Arkansas stage.  I got to know the girls better and greatly appreciate their encouragement and support.  I hope we have another party in the near future because it has been one of my highlights as Miss Arkansas!



Wednesday, I ran lots of errands and rested!  In line at the post office, a lady read the back of my Miss Arkansas hoodie given by sponsor, Rebekah Lane.  She said, “Miss Arkansas, Rebekah Lane …  I thought Miss Arkansas’ name was Kristen!?”  Haha!  I turned around and explained that Rebekah Lane is a sponsor and that, yes, I am Kristen Glover, Miss Arkansas.  She squealed with excitement and complimented me on a speech I gave at last week’s Arkansas Youth Challenge Graduation.  I appreciated her compliments very much and was glad that she read my hoodie! 

Friday, I participated in the Tillar Christmas parade!  My sister served as my chaperone as we traveled for the first time to Tillar, town of 200 people!  The residents of Tillar were so welcoming and excited about Christmas!  More people were in the parade than those watching!  Afterwards, we met at the firehouse for hot chocolate and fellowship.  They presented me with a beautifully carved wooden mallard, since I am a “Stuttgart girl”.  Haha … I loved spending part of my holiday season in Tillar!!





Saturday, my family and I attended the Christmas Eve candlelight service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!  On Christmas Day, we opened presents, went to church again, and then traveled for more Christmas fun with our extended family.  Although I received many great gifts and saw beloved family, I am most thankful for my salvation through Jesus Christ!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.                                     Isaiah 9:6


I thought my little niece needed some shades for Christmas! 



1 comments:

zedon said...
December 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM

There is less hella hid lights reflected into the eyes of oncoming drivers and the lighting is less irritating than halogen headlights because of its resemblance to daylight.

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