Sunday, June 27, 2010

Going Away To Miss Teen USA!

I started the day nice and early…which I must admit felt good being up at the crack of dawn. As you may have noticed I have been sleeping in until 9am. The next two weeks are definitely going to be different so I am getting my body ready for the excitement. It is all about muscle memory!

Anyway, off of my tangent and back to my day. I spent the morning in Ormond Beach speaking with the titleholders from Exquisite Coaching. Kim Antos had planned a full day of fun to give insight on competition week as well as life after the state pageant for the winner (that is where I come in :). Unfortunately, I did have to leave early as I had a 4 hour drive to South Florida for my sister queen’s Miss Teen USA Send Off party.


I made one pit stop at the infamous Flying J’ and a second at a Publix near my destination. All of my friends make fun of me because I actually really like the Flying J truck stop. My dad introduced me to it years ago and I think it is fabulous! I filled up on gas using my dad’s Reward Card (lol), re-curled my hair and re-applied my make-up in the rather spacious restroom, purchased celery/carrot sticks with ranch and a XXL chocolate chip cookie! My car was full….I was full….the rest of the drive was a breeze! By 3:30 I arrived at the Crowne Hotel to support Miss Florida Teen USA Alyssa Rivera!

I am so proud of the young woman she has become and I am so excited to see what the future has in store for her. She is beautiful from the inside out and has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is today. I know she will make Florida proud at Miss Teen USA…..Alyssa has already made us proud throughout her year!



I finished my day at IHOP with my dad and then watching Entourage with my guy….Tomorrow starts a crazy week!

Good Night!
Megan Clementi
Miss Florida USA 2010

Lighthouses Galore!

Good evening everyone! With Miss Florida USA 2011 right around the corner, I am stretching my reign as much as I possibly can…shocking, I know! This is going to be a busy week and next week will be even crazier! Here’s the run down!

Monday June 28th – 7am shoot at Westin Diplomat with Grant
10am ‘Climb For the Cure’ Hillsboro Light in Pompano Beach, interview
with local paper
3pm ‘Climb For the Cure’ Cape Florida Lighthouse in Key Biscayne,
Interview with Islander News
6pm drive to Sanibel Island
Tuesday June 29th – 10am ‘Climb For the Cure’ Sanibel Island Lighthouse in Sanibel
3pm ‘Climb For the Cure’ Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island
Lighthouse in Boca Grande
Drive to St Petersburg
Wednesday June 30th – On air with Sports 1010, WILD 98.7 Hip Hop, WQYK 99.5 Country,
WSJT 94.1 Smooth Jazz from 7am to 9am
11am Catch Ferry to ‘Climb For the Cure’ Egmont Key Lighthouse in
Ft Desoto Park
3pm Catch boat to ‘Climb For the Cure’ Anclote Key Lighthouse in
Tarpon Springs
7:30pm Orlando Magic Pre-audition Jazz class in Orlando
Thursday July 1st – SLEEP, PACK, SLEEP, WORKOUT, EAT, Wash my hair…lol
Friday July 2nd – On air as female host on Mix 105.1 Scott and Jay in the Morning 5:30am-
8:30am
On air with Real Radio the Buckethead Show at 12:50
Appointments throughout the day to get pretty for final pageant: Nails,
eyelashes etc
Saturday July 3d – Assist with Orlando Magic Dancer Auditions 11am-6pm

Sound exhausting? Yep, feels exhausting and I have not even done anything yet…lol In the end it will all be worth it; lots of great memories and pictures for my scrapbooks…hehe. To me this will be a fun week. I will be sure to post pictures :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweetheart Photoshoot!

This weekend was so much fun! I have spoken about Sweethearts for Soldiers in the past and this was my first opportunity to be a part of the team. The Florida Sweethearts met up at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville Florida for a calendar photoshoot. Our goal is to compile the best pictures from our shoots in Fl, DC, and CA to make an incredible Calendar to send to our troops as a thank you for serving our country. We stepped outside the box at all three photoshoots and we are exciting about the final product. Unfortunately, I was never one to ruin a surprise and therefore I cannot show you any of the real shots, but here are some behind the scenes :)

































Home from LA!!!!

I am HOME!!!!! Goodness gracious! What a crazy weekend! I got off the plan at 11am on Saturday June 6th and before I knew it I was speaking to the 65 delegates at the Miss Florida USA 2011 orientation. It was wonderful to finally meet the girls that are vying for my title. I met some very worthy candidates and I am even more excited to see what happens on July 10th!



That night I stayed in the Pink Room at the Gravitt's home and we spent some quality time together over dinner. We decided that since Sunday pretaping was a 6am call, we better hit the hay by 11pm! Pretaping went well. We knocked out the jewelry, Florida Hair Extensions, and Elan segments without a hitch. As we were getting ready to leave I was happily surprised to see Mr Carrol from Carrol's Jewelers with my customized necklace. It is a tradition for the Carroll's to custom design a necklace for the reigning Miss Florida USA...they have done so for 30 years! As usual, he did an amazing job! I absolutely love it. He figured out what I liked by looking at my blog...yay for blogs...lol


Thank you Carrol Jewelers for designing me a gorgeous necklace!

On Tuesday June 8th, I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the Avalon Middle School Night of Excellence. I spoke to over 500 students and their families about the amazing opportunities that are to come for these kids. All 500 students were being honored for maintaining Honor Roll Status or better for the entire year! I was surprised to meet several graduating 8th graders who had never even received a B! Definitely some smarty pants in the room!




Mrs. Besley, Mrs. Fadia, and Principal Frank


The Lange sisters. Hallie was my sunshine princess when she was 8 years old...now she is an honor roll 7th grader at Avalon Middle School!





I cannot forget about my Magic family! Our very own Kimberly Meyers is saying Sayonara to Orlando and Hello Chicago! Kim and I spent 4 years dancing together with the Orlando Magic and we were rookie captains together. All us formers got together to say our goodbyes and wish her the best!



We LOVE YOU KIM!





This weekend is about supporting our troops....in an unconventional way! Tell you more soon!






Love Always,
Megan Clementi
Miss Florida USA 2010

Life continues after Miss USA :)

Goodness! It has been a while since I have posted anything so I am attempting to catch up today! Bare with me :)

When I returned from Miss USA, I decided I needed a breather. But first I had some obligantions. I promised the Buckethead radio show that they would be my first interview the moment I got home. Sure enough they took me up on that offer! I got home at 9pm on Monday May 17th and a t 1pm on Tuesday I shared all my Miss USA experiences with Orlando. It did not stop there as I continued the day by emceeing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Amway Arena that evening. We lost that game :( But the series was not over!

It was definitely time for a breather! Vegas was awesome; 17 amazing days filled with fun memories and incredible individuals, but it was 17 days of non-stop events nonethless! The weekend I returned, I went to Jupiter to spend time with my mom. Most of you will be surprised to learn that my mom is deathly afraid of flying so she did not come to Vegas. We were able to spend the entire weekend together catching up on DVRed shows...lol. We even watched her interview with the local news :)

The week of May 24th was filled with random fun. I had an interview with Professional Engineer Magazine, a photoshoot with HardKnock Orlando, and I emceed Game 5 of Magic vs Celtics in which we won...yay! Thursday May 27th was the WEC Fashion Show (pictures are below with myself and some of the models). Way back when I spoke at the WEC Luncheon, I was invited to model in their fashion show at the Citrus Club in Orlando!

Patrick and Denise Carroll
The models in our stylish Stein Mart clothing!

The dinner and show felt like a reunion. These are women that I have known for years and are incredibly supportive of my title and reign. Thank you WEC for a a great evening!

Friday morning was an early one! One of my favorite radio shows is Mix 105.1 with Jay Edwards. I totally forgot that I had this interview planned for weeks...luckily Jay is on top of his game and he called me the night before to check-in! Sure enough I was on-air at 8am and once again recapped all the Vegas fun, my future plans, and the upcoming Miss Florida USA pageant in Hollywood Fl!

Enough about me! Let's talk about my girls! On Sunday May 30th, I met up with the Rivera's as little miss Tiffany was competing in a pageant in my neck of the woods! I was able to watch her prelims and she was fierce! I am so proud of her! Nothing is stopping her from her dreams! You go girl!

I ended the month by flying to Los Angeles! It was an interesting 5 days and I will leave it at that :)

Talk soon!


Love Always!
Megan Clementi
Miss Florida USA 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ProCheerleader.com Article

http://ultimatecheerleaders.com/2010/05/page/11/

http://ultimatecheerleaders.com/2010/05/page/7/

http://ultimatecheerleaders.com/2010/05/former-orlando-magic-dancer-to-compete-for-miss-usa/

Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante: May 13th 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

First Video with IFLIP Camera

video

More Fun Pics from Miss USA!

This was my arrival day. As soon as I got to my hotel it was off to the infamous Fidel photo shoot. As I was going back to my room Roston (Creative Director) and I snapped a pic.
So exciting! I absolutely love my Fidel shot and was proud to stand by it as it was displayed on the Planet Hollywood Wall.
Me and Trace! We definitely hit it off backstage...lol This pic was taken after the pageant was over as I was heading out. He also signed my FLORIDA sash!



I cannot tell you how much I adore our MUO Protection (aka Body guards). This is Michael and his two sons. We became like a family out there. I cannot wait til he brings the fam to Florida to catch a Magic home game :)
Michael, Vic, Nelson, and Angel: You four were amazing and appreciate all your efforts to keep us safe!

Since the moment I arrived, I waited for the massive Miss USA Billboard to go up. When it finally did there was never any down time to actually stand by it. After the pageant, I decided to leave the hotel and stay with friends at Tahiti Village. When I left, I finally got my chance and it was one of my favorite pictures!