Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Did It!

I am very proud to say that I did my competition and it felt great!  It was a very long day.  It started at around 5:45 am.  I woke up early and was way too nervous to eat, so I just showered and grabbed some coffee and snacks and took off around 6:20.  I met my sister (who is the best hairdresser) and friend Kandie (who is the best makeup artist EVER!) at my sisters house to get dolled up.  By the time they were done with me, I looked down right HOT!  Sorry to sound concieted, but I truly felt like a different woman.  The day from there felt pretty much like hurry up and wait.  I had to go straight to the competition for a meeting at 8:30.  Prejudging was supposed to start at 9 but it was more like 9:30.  My division didn't even go on stage until around noon.  I was so nervous backstage.  I just kept practicing my poses and touching up my makeup.  When it was our turn, all the ladies in my class went out in a line, there were thirteen of us.  We split into two lines and they called us up in groups of about four.  We struck our poses next to each other and walked to the back and front, strutting our stuff!  Again, I was SO nervous.  I tried really hard not to show it and just act like I was the best.  It felt great though!  When that was over I was free to leave until the night show started.  So I came home, and took a nap and just chilled out and ate a little bit.  Then me, my husband and my friend went back around six when the night show started.  At prejudging they have already made up their minds so the night show is all for fun.  I went backstage at around 7:30 to get prepped, but didn't end up going on stage at around 11.  It was rough.  I was so tired, hungry and thirsty.  By the time we got on stage, we just all wanted it to be over with.  At the night show, they call you on stage individually and then you line up with your class and do your poses and walk and strut your stuff.  You all file off stage and the top five are called back out.  I thought I was going to be disappointed if I wasn't in the top five, but it didn't bother me at all.  When we got the score sheets I saw that I came in 8th of 13 ladies.  It actually made me feel great!  I think I was the only thirty something out there with all twenty somethings!  I can't believe it!  I am thinking I will do another show this year.  Haven't decided which one, but definitely gonna do another!

The girl on my right won this class.