Saturday, April 17, 2010
Good Morning Florida!
It is 9am on Saturday morning and I just finished breakfast....eggs and oatmeal :) It was nice to wake up sans alarm clock although I am surprised I woke up so early. Last night was awesome! I attended my South Florida Send Off Party in Sunny Isles, Fl. My Tel Air Family with the assistance of Barbara Ewald and Lulu Orange planned my party and approximately 100 people mingled at Kitchen 305 inside the Newport Beachside Resort. There are a ton of pics on the Miss Florida USA Flicker site http://www.flickr.com/photos/missfloridausa/ Check it out and feel free to download any of the pics for free.
I was a little emotional last night and had a brain freeze when it was time to THANK my wonderful sponsors, so I figured I would give some shout outs via my Blog :)
Let's start with last nights sponsors!
Thank you to...
Newport Beachside Resort's Kitchen 305
for hosting my send-off party and being
Barbara Ewald and Lulu Orange for assisting in putting together my South Florida Send Off
Cake Kingdom (Tequesta Fl) for baking the yummiest and most elegant cake
La Casa Hermosa for dressing me in a fabulous white lace Sherri Hill cocktail dress
I have to go workout with Arnold now! But the rest of the thank yous are on the way!
More Thank Yous to come!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage the young women of Florida. My daughter, Erica, used the prize money to buy a walking robot kit. Oh, and a video game!
Here is the picture I took of the two of you at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. Her project that won the Harris Corp. prize in Manatee County was; Affect of Launch Rod Length on the Flight of a Model Rocket.
Picture; Erica Zampello, Megan Clementi
This is exactly why I started this scholarship! So that young girls can be inspired to pursue their passion for the science and use their scholarship money in that manner. I congratulate Erica for her winning the scholarship and congratulate her parents for assisting her in choosing how to spend her winnings wisely :)
This message put a HUGE smile on my face when I read it :)
Miss Florida USA 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
April 7th-9th was the big finale to my Future Female Scientist Award as it was the Florida Science and Engineering Science State Fair in Orlando Fl. Thursday morning I traveled to the Orange County Convention Center to meet the 874 students competing on the state level. These kids are the brightest science students in the state. If you had seen the projects that these students produced you would have been blown away! I was able to meet and greet with many of the students as well as the judges. Once registration ended, I was off to a full day of Miss USA preparation.
Tomorrow is a random day to myself. Have not seen one of those in a while...lol. I plan to workout with Arnold, lay out if the day is as beautiful as it has been, work on the reformer with Darla at Fitness Partners and work with Rachel Strever on her talent. All in all it should be a relaxing day. Do not worry though, Tuesday I am back to be out of the house at 8am and returning at 10pm :) Never a dull moment!
Friday, April 9, 2010
I want to give a big shout out to a very close friend of mine, Wayne Sysock. He has been the Unofficial photographer for the Magic Dancers ever since I remember making the team in 2004. He graciously accepted my plea for him to be the photographer at my send off party. The pictures came out awesome and they are available for you to view and even copy at no cost. Instructions are as follows.
Please go to http://sysock.com/
Then to: events
And then to: Miss Florida USA – Send off party
If you want to check out his work feel free. He has taken great shots in the past :)
Thank you to everyone for making April 2nd so special
Thursday, April 1, 2010
This was my first year participating in the All That Glitter Fashion Show. The event took place at the home of Robin Fleming, the owner of La Casa Hermosa. She built a 'T' shaped runway over the pool and had little lights sporadically in the pool to really make the runway pop. I along with 15-20 titleholders stomped it out to show-off Robin's latest fashions. I had the opportunity to wear two super cute cocktails by Scala; including the dress shown above.
Check out the video to see all the hot cocktails and gowns !
The Next Morning it was back to Central Florida for the WWII Reenactment at the Scottish Rite in Winter Park.
That was really cool. Two separate WWII Reenactment clubs came together to bring to life a battle from the 1940's. Spectators watched as Germany invaded France and eventually Americans took them down. Guns were firing, grenades were flying, and people were dying. It was surreal to think that this is what reality is for so many of our men and women serving our country.
When the reenactment ended, spectators were able to see up close and personal the guns and armored cars used for the show. The picture above is of myself inside the Armored Car which by the way looks like a tank, but tanks have tracks and armored cars have 4 tires :)
It was back to my part time job Sunday night....Emceeing the Orlando Magic Game. Check out the post below to watch the 3D, Dancing Dancer Dads !
Usually, Monday's are my off days as there is not a whole lot happening on the first day of the week, but March 29th was an exception. I woke up bright and early to visit the Monsters in Morning on Real Rock 104.1 for a 7:15AM interview and then Johnny and Jade on XL 106.7 for a 9:35AM interview to feature my Give Kids The World Charity Nights.
Sonny's BBQ, Oviedo location, and I hosted Charity Night benefiting Give Kids The World in which 10% of the evenings proceeds from 5pm-9pm went to my charity. Between this evening and last Tuesday March 23 $1000 was donated from Sonny's to Give Kids The World!
Tuesday March 30th, I was able to highlight the new and improved Pollo Tropical in Sanford on K92 FM Morning Show. This location was not new....but it is improved. It has been completely revamped with new decor, food items and drink items. They used the Grand Opening week to host the Charity Challenge in which 3 charities would benefit by receiving 20% of the proceeds between 4pm-9pm on different days of the week. Tuesday night benefited Give Kids The World so of course I was there to sign autographs and thank people for coming out. I was shocked at how many people said they heard me on the radio. It was really neat to think they heard my story and made the effort to come out for my cause! At this point, I am still waiting to hear what the total came to. Keep your fingers crossed as the charity that raised themost money will receive an addiotnal $1000 from Pollo Tropical :)
I spent all of Wednesday and Thursday preparing for my Central Florida Send Off Party......Tune in to see how it went :)
Miss Florida USA 2010