On Saturday, Noeli and I had our send-off party! A send-off party is a party where you celebrate the titleholders and wish them good luck before sending them off to Miss California. We had delicious food catered by Noeli's parents and yummy, yummy cupcakes made by Gabino. They were irresistible! ;) We showed the crowd of our loved ones each outfit from our competition wardrobe. I even had the opportunity to sing my talent piece! I'm happy that I won't be able to see my mom's face from the stage during Miss California. She is my number one supporter and I'm so grateful that's she's my mom. Every time I looked at her while singing, I started to cry! I am a sentimental person so I hope I can keep my emotions under control during this amazing ride to Miss California!
On Sunday (happy Father's Day!) I went to the Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo. WOW! I had a blast! I helped judge the children's costume contest and posed for many pictures. So many people were elaborately dressed and they all stayed in character so well. This was an event for people of all ages! They had a big ship sail by and had a canon battle. They also had TONS of booths with food, costumes, and games. It was so well put together. I came in with high expectations of fun and they were well surpassed. I think you can tell how much fun I had through these pictures! I even got to hold a parrot like a real pirate! Argh! ;)
On Friday at 11 AM, I will be on my way to Fresno, CA for the experience of a lifetime. We just finished altering my entire wardrobe to fit me perfectly. I have my final mock interview tonight...it's surreal. I won't realize what is going on until I walk into the Radisson but I'm so excited it's finally my turn! Thank you everyone for the support! I will be trying my best to keep you updated daily...(:
Here's my schedule:
Tuesday 6/25- swimsuit
Wednesday 6/26- on stage question
Thursday 6/27- evening gown
Friday 6/28- talent
Saturday 6/29- final show
Also, look for me in the production number. I'll be wearing a fantastic printed jumpsuit that I fell in love with on Saturday. Thanks to Eva Varro for sponsoring our production number wardrobe!
Talk to you all soon! :)!!